A major refurbishment project for global technology
organisation GE has been completed by J Tomlinson following a fire at the
premises last year. 
The GE Measurement & Control site at Groby in
Leicestershire includes a new world class clean room for silicon processing – a
critical part of the manufacturing process for the advanced industrial pressure
sensors made at the site. It is the only British manufacturer of pressure
sensors and industrial calibrators that manufactures the key sensor element
entirely in-house. 
J Tomlinson’s role in the project involved refurbishing approximately
1,600m² of office accommodation over two floors, which had been damaged in the
fire that originated in an adjoining building. 
The £2 million office refurbishment was a joint venture
between the company’s construction division and its electrical engineering
services team. 
Construction managing director at Nottingham-based J Tomlinson,
Martin Gallagher, said: “GE is a major globally known business – the Groby site
is one of 40 GE Measurement and Control facilities in 25 countries. J Tomlinson
is proud to have carried out the refurbishment of its two-storey office block in
Groby, which is a key part of its operation.” 
The newly completed block has now been officially handed
over by J Tomlinson following a refurbishment project which involved installing
energy and cost-saving LED lighting alongside associated
office electrical and building works. 
M&E Director, Carl Derrick from J Tomlinson commented
saying: “The office refurbishment at GE, Groby provided us with an opportunity
to work alongside our construction division, delivering benefits to the client
as part of our integrated solutions approach.” 
With a combined 40-year history of silicon processing and
sensor manufacturing at the Groby site – first by Druck Ltd and then by GE when
it acquired Druck in 2002 – GE has earned a reputation for high quality, high
accuracy pressure sensor equipment for aerospace, oil and gas, power generation
and the automotive sector. Today, about 680 people work at the Groby site. 
Graham Dawber, business leader for the Groby site, said:
“After a challenging 13 months, it is fantastic to have a new world class
silicon facility where we can focus on meeting our customers’ needs now and in
the future. 
“With these improvements, we can better serve customer
demands and extend our leadership position in our target markets.” 
President and CEO of GE UK & Ireland, Mark Elborne, was
joined by local dignitaries, including the Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth,
Councillor Mrs Janice Richards, and members of the nearby community for an
official opening and tour of the building. 
The clean room building for silicon processing was recently
completed by HCM Projects, with Precision Clean Rooms completing the rebuild of
the 8,600 sq ft laboratory.
J Tomlinson, which offers services in construction, refurbishment, repairs and
maintenance, mechanical and electrical engineering, energy efficiency,
renewables, and facilities management, is based in Lilac Grove, Beeston, near
Nottingham, and has offices across the East and West Midlands. 

Earlier this year J Tomlinson was named in Deloitte’s Businesses Leading Britain 2014 report,
which provides insights into the UK’s 1,000 fastest-growing businesses with
annual revenues between £30 million and £1 billion. The company is expected to see its turnover increase from £54 million
in 2014 to £67 million this year, and with a forecast to rise again next year
to £90 million.  
For more information visit www.jtomlinson.co.uk
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