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Innovative firm Tips the Balance

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins had the honour of officially opening the new factory of a cutting-edge company.

Toby Perkins MP cutting the ribbon at Vehicle Weighing Solutions new Chesterfield factory

Toby Perkins MP cutting the ribbon at Vehicle Weighing Solutions' new Chesterfield factory

The Shadow Business Minister cut the ribbon at Vehicle Weighing Solutions’ (VWS) Sheepbridge site where high-tech weighing systems are fitted to refuse collection vehicles for local authorities and recycling companies to improve efficiency.

VWS’s pioneering products and service have brought them recession-busting growth, allowing the firm to expand from its Reading base to Chesterfield – selected for its central location and established skills base.

Commenting on the opening, Toby Perkins MP said: “I was really impressed by the cutting-edge innovation which has brought VWS solid growth and an expanding international order book over the last few years.

“I’m delighted the company has selected Chesterfield for their new factory and that they will be creating a number of jobs here.

“VWS is a real leader in weighing technology and the high-tech manufacturing sector is key to getting the growth and jobs our economy so badly needs.”

VWS Managing Director Julian Glasspool said: “We’re grateful to Mr Perkins for coming along to mark the official opening of our factory here in Chesterfield.  We will continue to invest resources into developing these facilities and to further growing our business in the future.”


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