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Rotherham company plans expansion after securing international distributorship

Jecvac 2084bJEC Vac Solutions Ltd, a company that supplies dust free vacuuming and conveying solutions, based at Fusion @Magna in Rotherham, is set for growth after becoming an international distribution partner, thanks to support from RiDO's ERDF-funded Soft Landing Zone.

RiDO's Business Development Co-ordinators identified an opportunity through the Enterprise Europe Network with Lajac, a Swedish manufacturer of dust handling systems, which was looking for a UK-based distributor of its products.

RiDO organised a meeting for managing director of JECVac Solutions Ltd John Clarkson who travelled to Sweden to meet Directors of Lajac.

John Clarkson said: "We found there was a great fit between the two businesses. At JEC Vac Solutions, our expertise is in supplying bespoke systems, but by becoming a supplier of products and components it means that we will be able to secure a new income stream. We are very excited about this opportunity and hope it will mean we can create new jobs in the local area."

Julia Millea, Business Development Co-ordinator for RiDO, said: "An important part of our role is to help Rotherham companies to expand their business by taking advantage of international opportunities. It is really exciting that JEC Vac Solutions has secured the UK distributorship for Lajac products and we look forward to seeing their business growing and developing in the coming months."

As a Rotherham business, JEC Vac Solutions was able to secure support through RiDO's Growth and Prosperity in Rotherham (Soft Landing Zone) project, which aims to assist Rotherham companies in accessing international markets and also helps foreign inward investors who choose to locate to RiDO's business centres. The project is supported financially by the European Union. It has attracted £842k investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe's support for the region's economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-13.

John Clarkson, who founded JEC Vac Solutions Ltd in 2009, has over 20 years' experience in the industrial vacuum cleaning and pneumatic conveying markets. Jec Vac Solutions Ltd supplies its innovative systems to a wide range of industrial sectors, ranging from industrial processing plants to food, pharmaceutical and nuclear power stations.

For more details about the Soft Landing Zone project, which is run by RiDO, visit the website www.ridobusinesscentres.co.uk. For more details about JEC Vac Solutions Ltd, visit the website www.jekvacsolutions.com.

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