When the company first launched its engineering installations business (JLJ Engineering Services) in a 2000 sq ft workshop space in Ashton-in-Makerfield, its core business was the design, supply and installation of large steam raising projects, complete with ancillary equipment and stainless steel pipework services, the UK wide corrugator industry. The company then expanded its core business to include air conditioning (now under JLJ Engineering Services Limited) offering complete design and installation packages. An impressive client list includes Granada Television in Manchester whose studios and control rooms are both designed and installed to critical standards.
Seven years ago, the company realised that there was a need to resolve environmental issues within the corrugator industry. This took Lance James, the Managing Director, to America to find the best industrial effluent treatment equipment from a country which by then was way ahead of Europe in terms of waste legislation. It was in Chicago that he found the perfect solution in the Alar Auto Vac system from Alar Engineering Corporation of Chicago. JLJ Engineering Services Limited became the sole agents for Alar, providing sales, installation, maintenance and back up service in the UK and Europe.
Over the last ten years the company has looked to expand into completely new markets and formed a group of companies under the JLJ Holdings umbrella. The effluent treatment side of the company now operates under JLJ Effluent Engineering Limited and has signed a Licence Agreement with Alar to manufacture its complete range of effluent plants for sales to the UK and European markets. Mr Peter Platt, Group Director and Operational Director for the effluent business is delighted with the agreement. "We now have the ability to respond more rapidly to the needs of the market with shorter delivery times," says Peter. "This together with our established capability in system design allows us to provide individually tailored plants, which meets customers' specific requirements on time and budget."
As it offered such an impressive waste water treatment solution, JLJ was approached by the Local Government who were looking to set up an environmental solutions service with the goal of cleaning up the environment both in the UK and abroad. The company accepted the invitation to become one of the founder members of Envirolink Northwest Limited, working under the guidance of the North West Development Agency (WDA).
The company then turned its attention to the air born pollution market with its acquisition of Morfa Electronics Limited, which specialises in Bio-Gas combustion equipment and offers full turnkey operation, design and installation of packaged units with full servicing and maintenance facilities.
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