Away from the doom and gloom of a difficult 2009, leading cryogenic equipment manufacturer Cryolor has announced the conclusion of two major company projects in its native France.

Cryolor has completed the expansion of its workshop facility in Ennery, north eastern France and opened a dedicated refurbishment operation just 30km down the road, to extend the capacity of Cryolor Services.

Both developments, at a combined investment value of more than €2m, have been implemented to meet market demand and increasing demand for tank and tanker refurbishment.

Cryolor is aiming to add value for its customers through innovations centred around their needs, having continued to break ground through a turbulent 2009 and now rolling out its corporate project, titled Cryolor 2012. The project adopts a policy of sustainable growth and will see the company address the needs of its customers through ongoing development of services, products as well as their geographical presence.

To that end, Cryolor has completed the expansion of its workshop facility in Ennery. The move represents the company’s largest production expansion since its founding in 1983 and provides an additional 6,000 m2 of production area, allowing Cryolor to manufacture an extra 20 “large” storage tanks from C33 to C63 and an additional 25 semi-trailers per year.

The facility’s total covered production area has now reached 23,000 m2, ensuring even more highly optimised cryogenic equipment manufacturing.

In addition, just 30km away the company has completed its second major project, with the opening of its Cryolor Services refurbishment facility. The site in Jarny is dedicated to refurbishment, repairs, installation and spare parts for all types of cryogenic storage and distribution equipment.

The site has been erected to meet the ever increasing demand for tank and tanker refurbishment and includes 3,000 m2 of covered work space, 5,000 m2 of outdoor storage, three 20-tonne overhead cranes, and a vacuum pumping manifold with several collectors.

Commenting on the company’s strong progress and optimism for the future, Mike Blondin, Global Sales Director for Cryolor, added, “Cryolor’s capacity expansion in Europe along with our new production site in Chennai, India will allow Cryolor to be closer to our customers in their growing markets, be it through our products or our refurbishment and other services.”