Uxbridge, UK -- Powerflex, a UK-based producer of polyurethane suspension bushels and chassis systems for the automotive industry, has suffered major damage to its premises following a severe fire at the company's site in Uxbridge, West London. More than 100 firefighters took over five hours to bring the blaze under control, a post on the company's Facebook page said.
Company co-director David Power was called to the site at 1:00 am on the morning of the 26 Nov to find the main Powerflex building on fire - including production units, offices, and dispatch - as well as the conjoining EcuTek International Ltd. building, a specialist in performance car engine management technology and part of the Powerflex business.
"When a 20-metre cone shaped flame burst through the roof of Unit 7 like a propane blow lamp, I knew that everything that we had built up over 13 years was over," the Poweflex director said in the post.
By 5:00 am, Power said, the fire had been brought under control and the EcuTek building saved. The Powerflex building however had suffered extensive damage with nothing being salvageable - although firefighters did manage to save the company's back-up data.
Power said that the company has rented new temporary premises. The company was not available for further comment. The cause of the fire is as yet unclear. (RD)
PIC: Workers cut power to Powerflex's fire-damaged premises.