Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, formally opens a new £1.3m 20,000 square feet facility for EDM next to the company’s Managing Director, Tony Bermingham, and the rest of EDM’s Directors.

EDM welcomed the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, to officially open its new £1.3m manufacturing facility at the UK company’s headquarters in Newton Heath, East Manchester.

The new structure, which totals over 20,000 square feet, has been built to meet the demands of the company’s rapidly increasing orderbook. EDM has doubled in size since 2013, posting revenues of over £24m in 2016.

Housing 50 employees, EDM’s new purpose-built facility sits adjacent to its existing 100,000 square feet site and provides all the resources necessary to enable the company to manufacture its full range of training simulators for civil aviation and defense customers.

Over the past year, EDM has announced orders from KLM, China Southern Airlines, S7 Airlines and Jet2.com. The company has just launched a new range of virtual reality training simulators for the airline industry and expects to win its first order with a major carrier later this year.

“It was an absolute pleasure to have the Mayor open our new facility here in Manchester,” said Tony Bermingham, Managing Director of EDM. “This significant investment will help us build more high-quality training simulators for our growing customer base as we continue to expand our global presence.”

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, stated, “I am immensely proud that there are successful and innovative manufacturers, such as EDM, operating on a global scale within the region, leading the way for Greater Manchester. They successfully bring together digital and advanced manufacturing and are a glowing example of Greater Manchester’s strength in these sectors.”