Visit from Tees Valley Mayor

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Mayor Ben Houchen visited Vixen Surface Treatments Ltd on Monday 10 December 2018 to showcase its products on a global scale.

Ben with Aidan Mallon at Vixen Surface TreatmentsVixen Surface Treatments, based in Thornaby, is a market leader in the development and production of equipment used in surface treatments, including wet and dry blasting cleaning machines.

The company was founded in 1990 and, as it approaches its 30th anniversary in the Tees Valley, Mayor Houchen met Managing Director Aidan Mallon to learn more about its operations.

Vixen employs around 70 staff at its Stockton-on-Tees base and serves companies in technical industries such as aviation, engineering and manufacturing.

Thousands of machines are produced in the factory every year, with 40% exported worldwide. The firm counts Redbull F1, BAE Systems, Black and Decker, Ford, Rolls-Royce, London Underground and Hotpoint among its household-name clients.

Mayor Houchen said: “Vixen has gone from strength to strength and continues to be focused on growing even further, generating jobs and apprenticeships for local people. It’s a shining example of how businesses in the Tees Valley can flourish by working with huge companies across the world while making positive a change in their local communities. I look forward to their next success.”

Aidan Mallon said: “It was a pleasure to host Mayor Houchen and tell him about our history, our work with some big-name brands and our plans to build on what we’ve achieved in the future. We’re passionate about Tees Valley and we want to do all we can to make sure we will be in the area for the next 30 years – and beyond.”

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