A NEW press machine in a north Powys town is being put together piece-by-piece.

Two large deliveries were made to the Marrill factory in Llanfyllin last week as its huge press machine was delivered ready for assembly.

On Wednesday, May 11, the first 80 tonne section of the press was delivered to the factory under escort.

The load was so wide (4.5m across) that cars were unable to park on Pendref Terrace on the evening it was delivered as it would not have been able to fit down the road.

The second part of the delivery arrived on Saturday, May 14, once again requiring cars not to park on Pendref Terrace.


The foundations for the press have already been completed, and each piece of the press will be stored on Marrill premises until it is assembled in mid-June.

It comes after the Coventry-based group agreed to takeover the factory, which was previously occupied by Stadco after the latter decided to consolidate its operations elsewhere in the UK and announced in October 2020 that the Llanfyllin factory would be closing.

The takeover secured more than 100 jobs.