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Aerospace engineering firm expands in Hampshire

EXPANSION: New manufacturing facility at RHH Franks in New Milton, Hampshire.

EXPANSION: New manufacturing facility at RHH Franks in New Milton, Hampshire.

Aerospace engineering firm RHH Franks has announced it has expanded its manufacturing facility in Hampshire, increasing its capacity by 25%.

Funded by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, RHH was able to equip an additional 6,600 sq ft of unit space at its site in New Milton.

RHH Franks’ has been trading for 60 years and has clients including Honeywell, Leonardo, Cobham and Eaton Aerospace.

RHH Franks managing director Elsa Hogan

Managing Director Elsa Hogan said: “As part of our intense growth strategy which we have launched to mark our 60th year, we are thrilled to unveil our newly expanded premises.

They will significantly increase our manufacturing output to meet the growing demands of our clients and their supply chains.

Over the past 10 months, our team and contractors have worked extremely hard to create a modern and fully-equipped facility, despite the operational challenges, that provides our skilled engineers with a positive and productive working environment, improving capacity and lead times.

When circumstances allow, we are looking forward to welcoming clients to our new facility.

RHH Franks employs over 40 skilled engineers from the Hampshire and Dorset area and is committed to inspiring the next generation of young engineers through its apprenticeship and work experience offering.

Brian Johnson, Chair of the Solent LEP, said: “I am delighted to congratulate New Forest-based business RHH Franks for completing their 60th year of trading; and also to look back to see how the LEP’s Local Growth Fund has been put to such good use within the manufacturing sector in the region

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