Wavin has this month hosted Mexican Ambassador Josefa González-Blanco at its Chippenham facility to officially launch production of its AquaCell NG at the site.
It forms part of an £8m investment into the south west base by the manufacturer’s parent company, Orbia.
Josefa said: “As a Mexican here in Chippenham, it’s both moving and fascinating to witness the impact of genuinely global collaboration.
“I can only imagine the pride that the Wavin team must feel today, especially when you consider the important role this type of flood defence technology will play in the years to come.”
Sitting below the ground, the AquaCell NG attenuation tank is designed to store collected rainwater before gradually releasing it back into the ground or sewer network at a controlled rate.
“Its design, with both push-fit functionality and a ‘stackable’ structure, is ‘ideal’ for installation in tight urban locations, a statement has said. It is also made of 100% recycled plastic.
Mike Ward, territory director at Wavin UK and Ireland, added: “We’ve had a fantastic response since we introduced the AquaCell NG , with sustainable drainage continuing to play a critical role in all new developments. That’s why it’s so important to be able to bring production of the technology to the UK, shoring up supply chains and ensuring we can meet this rising demand.
“It truly is a shining example of how our partnership with Orbia has led to significant investment into the south west, benefitting both the region as well as our UK-wide customer base.”