Oliver North heads the business. Credit: via Brand8

North Fire Engineering signs in Mytholmroyd

The firm, a specialist in firefighting vehicles, will locate its headquarters and first manufacturing facility in a 12,000 sq ft unit at Caldene Business Park.

North Fire Engineering has committed to a 12-year lease with landlord Industrials REIT, with agent Walker Singleton advising on the deal.

The Caldene site will be used for bespoke firefighting vehicle production and related equipment distribution.

Oliver North founded North Fire by acquiring the firefighting division of emergency services vehicle manufacturer Venari Group, where he was previously chief executive.

He said: “The production of life-critical firefighting vehicle technology is a challenging undertaking, requiring world-class skillsets to execute projects to the highest possible levels of quality.

“This means the factory must be equally capable and of high quality to enable us to reach the highest achievable standards.

“Our factory – Belvoir House on Caldene Business Park – was the only capable factory of its size that we found in a 15-mile radius.

“Our new home will drive local employment, whilst also creating ongoing revenue generation in the local area. We’re thrilled to have set up here and look forward to the next 12 successful years.”

Caldene Business Park comprises 81,000 sq ft of modern light industrial and warehousing space across 23 units. The scheme is situated in the upper Calder Valley with frontage to the A646 Burnley Road, the main Yorkshire to Lancashire trunk road.

Other occupiers include SGL Carbon Fibers; German kitchen producer Nobilia; independent craft brewer Nightjar Brewing and FTSE 100-listed fitted kitchens company Howdens.

Walker Singleton director Ryan Barker, said: “Oliver and the North Fire team have a clear and ambitious strategic growth plan for the business.

“The accommodation taken at Caldene Business Park provides them with an ideal headquarters and first manufacturing facility to deliver their plan. We are very pleased to have enabled this letting and look forward to seeing North Fire and North Fire Engineering continue to go from strength to strength.”

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