Panton McLeod’s Zulu-Inspired Expansion
Monday, July 16th, 2012
on behalf of Panton McLeod
UK water quality engineering firm, Panton Mcleod, has expanded its operations with new headquarters being named after the Zulu word for water, Amanzi, to pay homage to the firm’s South African roots.
The new headquarters based in the Tweedbank Industrial Estate in Galashiels is in aid of the firm adapting to its increasing growth throughout the UK.
The firm, whose new headquarters are dedicated to founder Jim R Panton, who spent a large part of his life in South Africa, has grown rapidly by expanding its services to repair and refurbishment, robotic inspection, pipeline services, as well as their traditional cleaning and disinfection of service reservoirs; so the new headquarters will provide additional space for equipment and staff.
Jim W Panton, founder Jim R Panton’s son and now Chief Executive at Panton McLeod was excited about the expansion, commenting: “when my father founded the company in 1994 he built it from scratch but had a clear vision which gave it the drive to grow from strength to strength earning it the reputation as one of the most prominent names in the water industry. It really is an amazing achievement”.
Jim further commented that he is “confident that the new expansion will provide the opportunity for the company to adapt and grow its services and aid ambitious plans to expand and grow throughout both the UK and abroad”.
With these new headquarters and Panton McLeod already landing its first distribution deal in the US, the future looks bright for the company’s growth.
Panton McLeod has developed a range of services that has given the firm the opportunity to offer integrated solutions to the challenges faced by water companies and their contractors including Severn Trent, United Utilities, Welsh Water, and Scottish Water.
Panton McLeod is one of the UK’s leading experts in the water sector and offers a range of services including cleaning, disinfecting, inspecting and repairing drinking water storage structures for some of the UK’s biggest water companies.