Ian Dunkley, managing director of Bilfinger Tebodin United Kingdom, says that it has been a “fantastic year” for the company “with a ten-fold increase in staff numbers, a move to a new office in Warrington and an increasing order book that bodes well for next year” when the firm plans to open a North East England office on Teesside.

He explains: “Tebodin has built a good reputation for their expertise across many process sectors, with a strong client orientation. We listen to understand local needs and requirements and then pro-actively suggest solutions which we design and deliver.

“We’re a new name in the UK, but not a new business. So, we’ve not only been able to offer a local UK presence to the global frameworks and partnerships our parent company has established, but also attract new clients from various sectors who wish to access the global experience we can offer.”

With 40 engineers of diverse disciplines now based at the Warrington office and on site at client premises, Bilfinger Tebodin United Kingdom is currently working for a wide variety of global and national companies. The projects within the food & beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical and industrial sectors consist of design and delivery, at stages from initial FEED studies to commissioning new plants.

Concludes Dunkley: “We’re seeing a lot of interest now that we have established a local presence. Whilst major projects in food & beverage packaging and recycling of construction materials sectors probably provide the majority of our current turnover.

“We see our next expansion into the Teesside area to provide a local presence for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Health & safety and environmental factors are also becoming increasingly important so that we’re also always on the look out for suitably qualified staff to add to our expertise.”