Draeger Safety UK has reinforced its commitment to the North East after relocating one of its production lines to its Northumberland-headquarters.
The safety and medical technology maker has moved production of its Pulsar gas detector devices to Blyth, creating 14 jobs in the process.
The move will increase capacity and enable the business to meet a rapidly growing demand for the flagship open path gas detector, which is designed to detect a wide range of gaseous hydrocarbons, including methane, propane, and ethylene.
Adam Pope, marketing manager, fixed gas detection systems and gas detection lead, Draeger Safety UK, said: “Dräger is known for its high quality safety technology, and the quality of our products is without doubt due in no small part to the talent and commitment of the manufacturing team here in Blyth.
“This year sees Dräger celebrate 60 years of operation in the UK, and we are extremely proud to be able to continue to commit to and invest in our North-East based operation in this way.”
Draeger Safety UK is part of Dräger, which is a family-run company with more than 16,000 employees worldwide and 100 years of expertise in gas detection.