Phase 2 and 3 industrial building for Tong Engineering

Multi-million-pound industrial building development in Lincolnshire

Tong Engineering, the Lincolnshire based vegetable grading machinery giant, approached Timmins Engineering for the fabrication of their 126 metres long, 24 metres wide and 11 metres high manufacturing facility in Spilsby.

The construction of phase 2 and 3 of the Tong project has recently begun (April 2021), which adds a second manufacturing facility, alongside a third building predominantly to be used as a storage and equipment building.

The steelwork has already begun with the manufacturing of the callosal steel frame, the video so far shows the initial stages of phase two.

Development of phase three which will act as the storage facility will begin later in the year.

The second phase building will comprise of additional production space and will feature contemporary office space and meeting facilities at the front of the building. Among the plans for the new development is a beautifully appointed conference room overlooking the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds, which is set to be the perfect meeting place for Tong customers from the UK and worldwide to discuss their vegetable handling requirements whilst visiting the facility.

“The first phase building has already transformed our production, assembly and quality control processes. In preparation for the transfer of all departments to the new site this year, we have recently installed a second vertical storage lift in the new first phase building, allowing us to store a further 55 square metres of stock items and parts. Whilst it will feel strange to leave our existing family site that we have operated from for so many years, we are very eager to break ground on the second phase at the new site this month as we continue to fulfil our business expansion plans and ensure the continued development of our advanced and innovative range of vegetable handling equipment,” explain Edward Tong.