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26 October 2006


OIPT on the move

Deposition and etch equipment manufacturer Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT) is to move from its premises in Yatton, UK to a new building being built on the outskirts of Weston-Super-Mare, UK, at the former RAF Locking. To be renamed ‘Locking Parklands’, the ex-military training school site was bought by the South West of England Regional Development Agency and the national regeneration agency English Partnerships from the Ministry of Defence in 2002.

OIPT says that with its plans to create 40 additional jobs and launch into new products and markets, it is outgrowing its existing premises. The move to the new site is expected to take place in April 2008.

Keith Edwards, OIPT’s financial director, said, “The former RAF Locking is an ideal location for our rapidly-expanding company, as we estimate that we will be employing over 200 staff by the time we relocate. This move allows us to retain our highly skilled workforce, and the site’s parkland environment, excellent communications and very competitive costs make it the perfect solution for us.”

Details of the new building will be announced in the coming months.