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August 2, 2016

Thyson Technology is targeting £1m of sales through its recently expanded service and spare-parts supply division

Specialist analytical systems engineering firm, Ellesmere Port-based Thyson Technology, is targeting £1m of sales through its recently expanded service and spare-parts supply division.

The firm has hired new engineers and vehicles to give its team UK-coverage as it looks to capitalise on the growing biogas production market.

Last year, the division achieved sales of just under £750,000 in the drinks production, oil and gas and water industries as well as National Grid.

Feeding biogas produced as a by-product of agricultural and industrial processes into the grid has become popular with businesses of all sizes, from family-owned farms to multinational food manufacturers.

Companies wishing to feed biogas into the grid need approved systems to ensure the quality and composition of the gas meets national standards, and these systems must be supported by an approved service provider.

Thyson Technology’s division will deliver on-site maintenance and spare part sales across the UK via a team of seven full-time field-based engineers. The business is an approved distribution partner for a wide range of relevant parts manufacturer, including US-based O’Brien products, a specialist pipework manufacturer for which Thyson Technology is the sole UK supplier.

The move follows a significant expansion of its Ellesmere Port headquarters and manufacturing facility earlier this year. The business, which last year achieved sales of £12m, is on course to hit a target of £14.7m with a current order book of £11m after the first quarter of its financial year.

Mike Braddock, managing director of Thyson Technology, said: “Power generation from biogas produced at farms, sewage plants and other large-scale works plays an important part in the government’s plans for the UK’s energy balance. Not only does it tap into a source of power that would otherwise go unused, it also prevents large amounts of methane – a greenhouse gas 21 times more powerful than CO2 – from escaping into the atmosphere.

“We’ve built up an impressive track-record of delivering systems that make it easy for owners and managers of facilities with a potential for biogas production to begin feeding it into the grid, and our aftermarket new division will ensure we’re able to provide this new distributed network of producers with a support service they can rely on.”