An Aberdeen firm has officially reopened after being hit by a serious fire.
Aberdeen-based Highland Electroplaters Limited has opened the doors of its Kirkhill Industrial Estate facility after £750,000 of major repair and refurbishment work following the blaze last July.
The revamped premises has been designed with safety and the environment in mind.
The reopening was attended by Barney Crockett, Lord Provost of Aberdeen, as well as 100 Highland Electroplaters’ customers.
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Chris Byles, the company’s financial director, said: “The factory has undergone a major refurbishment and we are delighted to reopen our facility in what is a new dawn for our organisation.
“The safety and working conditions of our team, along with the environment and how we might reduce our carbon footprint, were key considerations in the refurbishment planning stages.
“A new roof and side cladding was fitted along with a firewall between the factory and warehouse.
“New full-length panels fitted in the roof allow much more natural light, which contributes to a better working environment for our team, and our upgraded, more energy-efficient rectifiers and control panels are now housed in a completely separate area, which means more spacious and safe working conditions.
“In addition, having our rectifiers and switch room isolated from the rest of the factory means all electrics are away from the steam and corrosive atmosphere of the factory so will not be subject to breakdowns due to the contamination from this environment.”