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LDC-backed Mini-Cam doubles capacity as international demand surges

Mini-Cam, a market leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of pipeline inspection systems which principally serves the clean water and waste water utilities market, has announced the acquisition of a second premises to support the company’s continued international growth.

The new premises, which sees the Warrington-headquartered business take 6,500 sq ft of space at Kirkstead Way, Golborne - close to its current site on Yew Tree Way, has more than doubled Mini-Cam’s operating space. The expansion will enable the business to scale-up production and responds to increased demand from international markets for its products, notably USA and Germany.

Mini-Cam’s custom vehicle fit-out department will relocate to the new site, providing capacity for increased bespoke vehicle conversions, which will also feature a dedicated showroom for new products. This will enable the business to showcase Mini-Cam’s full product range, while the additional space will provide scope for the future expansion of the business’ manufacturing department.

“These new facilities allow us to increase our capabilities in key areas that align with our current and future growth plans. The additional space not only enables us to expand our capacity, to support current growth, it also provides us with dedicated facilities to host customer demonstrations and other activities,” said Nigel Wilson, Managing Director of Mini-Cam. “Our team is excited about the growth we are experiencing and this move represents a commitment to continue to build on the success our team has accomplished.”

Chris Wright, Investment Director at LDC and a Non-Executive Director of Mini-Cam added: “Mini-Cam is experiencing strong growth, both in the UK and internationally, which is being fuelled by the successful development of new products. Nigel and his team continue to lead the pipeline inspection market internationally and the business’s strong portfolio of new products is set to continue to support further growth over the coming years.”

LDC backed the management buyout of Mini-Cam in July 2015, providing additional funding to assist the business in continuing its investment in product innovation and drive international revenue growth in existing and new markets worldwide.

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Notes to Editors

  1. LDC is part of the Lloyds Banking Group and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
  2. LDC back ambitious management teams from UK-based companies seeking between £2m and £100m of equity for management buy-outs, institutional buy-outs or development capital transactions.
  3. LDC invests in a broad range of sectors and has particular experience in Construction & Property, Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrials, Retail & Consumer, TMT, Travel & Leisure and Support Services.
  4. LDC has a UK regional network of 9 offices.