Farrat manufactures high-performance vibration isolation, thermal isolation, and precision leveling solutions for buildings, industrial, and power generation equipment. The company specializes in building isolation; acoustic floating floors, cinemas, precision leveling elements, anti-vibration machine mounts, concert halls, elastomeric anti-vibration materials, and structural thermal breaks. It was founded in 1959 and is based in Altrincham, England.
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Jul 6, 2023
MANCHESTER, England - Sick of customs delays and extra bureaucracy since Britain left theEuropean Union, Farrat, a small manufacturer on the edge of Manchester, is ramping upinvestment to compensate - in Germany. The maker of anti-vibration parts for buildings and machinery is growing fast, almost doubling its headcount in the English city over the past five years, but it saysBrexitis proving to be an obstacle. "We are now channeling a lot ofinvestment in setting up production facilities in Germany to remove the trading friction," said chief executive Oliver Farrell. "Brexitis materially restricting our growth now." The company is far from alone, according to a dozen convers...Keep on reading: Battling Brexit, some British firms turn to invest in Europe
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