Walker Riverside-based engineering company Tyne Electro Diesel has expanded into new 20,000 sq ft premises and announced ambitious plans to diversify into new sectors.

Established over 25 years ago, the company has built is global reputation for diesel fuel injection engineering in the marine, offshore, power and rail sectors. It is now expanding to provide its services to the ‘off highway’ sector including earth movers, diggers, generators and any diesel plant as well as truck and bus engines.

Tyne Electro Diesel business development manager Gerry Mulholland said: “We have a long-standing reputation in our core sectors but saw an opening in the market to offer the latest diesel fuel injection technology testing solutions to other industry sectors thereby making energy efficiency savings. There is so much opportunity and now we have the capacity to deliver our services on a much larger scale.”

Despite the current challenges presented by Covid, Tyne Electro Diesel is projecting significant growth in both turnover & workforce.

Gerry Mulholland said: “We have invested heavily to ensure our new facility which has state of the art equipment to service our clients to the best possible standards. As part of this expansion we now have five different production cells specifically designed for different usages/sectors.

The workshop manager is Craig Brown who explained further expansion is also planned for 2021 into the agricultural sector with additional investment in specialist pump servicing equipment.

The business is a North East England Chamber of Commerce Global Member. Jennifer Rycroft, Chamber assistant director, said: “We are delighted to have Tyne Electro Diesel in the Chamber and to be able to support them in their ambitions to grow, and seize opportunities overseas, that come their way. The new premises and diversification have set them up for a really great future.”

Tyne Electro Diesel is a sister company of Merlin, the UK’s largest wholesaler of diesel fuel pumps, injectors and spare parts, with a turnover of £36m, as well as being the largest independent manufacturer of diesel fuel injection test equipment.