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Lontra’s first LP2 Blade Blower rolls off the production line

13 April 2023
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Warwickshire-based engineering technology manufacturer Lontra has produced its first LP2 Blade Blower at the company’s Doncaster manufacturing centre.

Lontra has seen a record number of enquiries both from the UK and overseas after announcing it would take more orders for the new compressor model earlier this year. The LP2 Blade Blower is set to accompany an uptick in production for the wastewater and pneumatic conveying industries.

Head of Commercial Chris Hyde said: “This highlights the market’s appetite for something different: to explore what’s available on the market and adopt both best practice and latest blower innovation.

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“The first units manufactured at our smart factory are being exported to North America in low-pressure applications. Our distributors and end-users want a more reliable technology with low lifecycle costs, but also a technology that is going to help their business meet 2030 Net Zero emission targets.”

The LP2 Blade Blower becomes the first commercially available blower redesign in 85 years, offering a more energy efficient and reliable alternate to conventional models. It is also the first product to be manufactured at Lontra’s new 60,000 sq ft smart factory.

Joe Cockcroft, Head of Operations at Lontra, praised the new facilities: “One of the advantages of building a new factory from scratch is the ability to optimise everything. Every detail matters in making an energy-efficient and productive site.

“Following significant investment in high-spec capital equipment, we are preparing to build an increasing number of units to meet market demand. This is scheduled to increase month on month and year on year as the business expands.”

“All of this would not have been possible without our hard-working, highly skilled team. We are extremely proud to have great people behind Lontra, making this happen.”

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Born and raised in Berkshire, Dan fell into journalism after completing his bachelor’s degree in English at UCL.

Writing for The Business Magazine and local Biz News sites has given him the opportunity to chat with all manner of small business owners and share their success stories with a wider audience.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys live music, board games and quiz shows, and is making a slow but persistent effort to learn Spanish.

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