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Lontra Apply for SCR Funding for new Lontra Smart Factory in Doncaster

13 May 2021

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In the move towards “Net Zero”, industrial energy usage is in sharp focus – and air compressors are responsible for a staggering 10% of that. This is a problem that British engineering company, Lontra, decided to solve. 

Lontra’s engineers reimagined, patented and built a new type of technology: The Blade Compressor® – the first new compression technology in over 80 years – and one fit to meet the 21st century challenges of energy efficiency. 


Now, having secured significant partnerships with major US distributor networks, Lontra need to step up manufacturing to meet the demands of this export market.

With SCR’s support this £18m Lontra Smart Factory project will commence the manufacture of the Lontra Blade Compressor® within the Sheffield City Region. 

Sheffield City Region’s commitment to supporting enterprise and innovation together with its focus on sustainability and skills development make the SCR the perfect partner for Lontra. This project will contribute to the growth of the Sheffield City Region through high quality job creation, upskilling, global exports, utilising the local supply chain and more.

Building on our Phase 1 Lontra Digital project to establish a state-of-the art customer service platform, Lontra will push the boundaries of digital capability to improve productivity whilst creating exciting and fulfilling employment as it grows in the region.

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