Carl Meale, Engineering Director at Grayton Ltd, comments: “Throughout 2022, we will continue to invest in apprenticeship training, with plans to take on three or four additional apprentices this year. We continue to sponsor a mechanical apprentice through his first year of off-site training at the CATCH facility in Stallingborough. He will be returning to Grayton in the middle of 2022 to begin his on-site training with us.”
“We are dedicated to supporting young people in the Humber region with their career aspirations, as well as advocating the continued growth of the engineering sector. We are actively looking at further opportunities for the future.”
A commitment to training spans the entire business and, as well as apprenticeship training, Grayton will continue to upskill the existing workforce by pairing semi-skilled workers with more experienced tradesmen. There will also be further opportunities for students from local schools and colleges to undertake work experience at the company to discover more about engineering, including key skills such as welding and pipe fitting, as well as finding out more about how an engineering business operates.
Always a forward-thinking business, the Grayton Management Team have produced a three-year plan which focuses on the future development of the company. At the start of 2022, Grayton opened an additional facility in Barton upon Humber, specifically for the fabrication and testing of pipework. This has allowed the company to expand its business significantly, therefore supporting continued growth in the pipework division. Considerable investments have been made in key personnel & specialist plant to support the pipework team.
From its Head Office in Barton upon Humber, Grayton is centrally located to serve a wide customer base throughout the whole of the UK and into Europe. The company provides a complete Engineered Solution including Design; Fabrication; Installation and Commissioning, assisting blue-chip clients to resolve difficulties seen when maintaining or modifying existing equipment.
Mechanically, Grayton is well established within the heavy rotating equipment industry such as Kilns, Mills and Dryers, with expertise in installation of girth gears, full drive systems, support rollers, conveyors, pumps, and fans. The company also offers Design, Fabrication, and Installation of pipework systems (from small bore to large 1.3m diameter gas mains), structural steelwork, from small platforms to full structures.
Grayton offers a turnkey solution to a wide range of engineering challenges, and the company takes great pride in being flexible to support its clients as and when required. One of Grayton’s primary objectives is to support the companies that build Britain; some of our key clients include Hanson, Tarmac, Breedon, Lafarge, P66, NICHE, British Steel and Singleton Birch.
At the end of 2021, Grayton was successful in winning a £1 million contract with British Steel in Scunthorpe to design, fabricate and install large diameter pipework.
A prestigious local project is also underway, with Grayton working on the design, build and install of a new 8 story building, engineering components and pipework system. This major project will take around six months to complete, with the team from Grayton collaborating closely with their client.
Today, Grayton Ltd employs a skilled workforce of around 100, plus office staff and the Management Team. 2022 will see the business celebrating its 30th anniversary and there are plans for continued development. Investment in the skills needed to progress the engineering sector is a top priority, as well as supporting the training and career aspirations of young people in the Humber region.
Mechanical engineering is a key part of Grayton’s business, and Engineering Director, Carl Meale recently attended an Accelerator Training Programme, in conjunction with the University of Lincoln where he was successful in gaining full grant funding through the Seed Fund Accelerator Programme. The grant was awarded to Grayton to enable the company to invest in mechanical equipment and various technologies to assist with alignment of rotating equipment, from small couplings to large girth gears. This funding for the business was gratefully received and hugely advantageous in helping the business to progress. Further investments in mechanical equipment are planned for 2022.
The team at Grayton are therefore looking to the future with confidence. 2022 is set to be another positive and successful year for the company, with several significant projects ongoing and new projects set to begin, with an ever-expanding client base located throughout the UK and into Europe.
Training and investment opportunities will continue to ensure that Grayton is at the forefront of the engineering sector, with the company dedicated to supporting the companies that build Britain.