Opus Technical is a new name with a long pedigree in the polyurethane machinery market. It is based in Macclesfield, a town 20 miles (30km) south of Manchester in the UK, and best known as being the centre of silk spinning in the UK. Simon Robinson visited the firm to find out more.
Opus was founded in 2012 by the Blackwell family (Brian, Bill and John), which was earlier associated with Beamech, a UK machinery company which closed in 2012.
“We bought the IP and started to build the company Opus straightaway, maintaining good relationships with both customers and suppliers” said Bill Blackwell, director.
Since the its foundation Opus has grown by servicing those customers and acquiring more, Bill Blackwell said.
“Our business is both continuous and discontinuous foaming equipment for flexible and rigid foam,” he added.
“Primarily, our business was flexible foam, but we are making and we have made a number of pieces of equipment for the rigid foam industry. We have a nicely developing rigid foam business in this country alongside our traditional export business for flexible foam,” Bill Blackwell added.
That export business includes a recently completed and shipped order for a Variable Pressure Foaming Vertical machine (VPF-V) for Sheela Foam of India. This equipment will be installed in a Sheela facility north of New Dehli.