Over £3m Investment in new production plant

The success of an innovative watertight manhole range has led to an expansion to the Stanton Bonna production site.

The new development called the Magic Plant is at Stanton Bonna’s site in Stanton-By-Dale, Ilkeston.

The new plant is a major investment for the midlands based business and part of an on-going development plan for the company.

The investment, in excess of £3M, has been made to replace the company’s existing production equipment for Precast Concrete Manhole rings.

An increase in requirements for offsite manufactured products by the construction industry and success of an innovative watertight manhole system has led to a need for increased capacity.

The new production facility is designed to produce the company’s range of small to medium sized manhole rings, in both traditional, and the more innovative, watertight ranges.

The new plant will also produce street gullies, a new manufacturing addition to the Stanton Bonna range.

At the centre of this investment was the installation on the Ilkeston site of a new Magic 1501 manhole production machine complete with automated product handling. It was supplied and installed by Austrian company Schlusselbauer during the summer of 2016.


A new building was required to house the new equipment and construction commenced in November 2015.

The main production space of the building measures 91 x 26 m and was built by Chesterfield based contractor T.G. Beighton Ltd.

The new plant is staffed by members of the existing production team, but has also created new employment opportunities within the business.


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