A total of 80 staff will move from Bury to Rochdale as a car care manufacturer closes its headquarters to fund a state-of-the-art factory expansion.
But while Tetrosyl, which is behind brands such as T-Cut, Triplewax and CarPlan, announced plans to shut its Bevis Green works in Walmersley, it also revealed it was re-investing in its Bury operation.
The company, which was founded by Clifford Schofield in Prestwich in 1954, is set to open a new head office in Rochdale town centre after buying Newgate House for more than £1 million.
The sale of Tetrosyl’s Walmersley site will then fund an 18-month redevelopment of its manufacturing plant in Bridge Hall, Bury, with new equipment.
The Walmersley plant, housed in Victorian mill buildings, already has planning permission for a residential development and major housebuilders have expressed interest.
Tetrosyl’s new corporate headquarters at Newgate House will be home to sales staff, a research and technical development centre and a large showroom to display products.
The company said Bury Council had been “exceptionally supportive” and the new Bridge Hall facility would be the “cornerstone” of its ongoing growth and success.
Peter Schofield, chairman of Tetrosyl Group Ltd, said: “I am proud of the fact that Tetrosyl has its roots very firmly in Bury and the North West where it has been able to grow and develop for more than 60 years, from a small business to the international corporation it is now.
"The investment we are making in new and improved premises and equipment will further accelerate our performance as the leading supplier of car care products in Europe.
"We are proud of our heritage and also that brand leading products like T-Cut and CarPlan will continue to be made in Bury well into the future.
“We have an excellent manufacturing base situated at Bridge Hall in Bury that will be further expanded, creating a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will serve the company, its employees and Bury for many years into the future.
"The Walmersley facilities, which are predominantly Victorian Mills, are showing their age and we needed to look for new premises to better meet the needs and demands of our customers.”
Cllr Sandra Walmersley said: “This is great news for Bury and we are delighted that we have been able to play such a positive role.”