Tratos UK celebrated success at the Knowsley Business and Regeneration Awards 2015 when the Anglo Italian cable company received the award for Commercial Developer of the Year. The annual awards, held at Knowsley Hall recognise the creativity, enterprise and hard work of the individuals and the organisations that contribute towards the borough’s economic prosperity. Tratos which received the award in recognition of its major regeneration work in Knowsley has also announced a further £10m investment at the UK manufacturing base in Knowsley which will create 40 new jobs. As the current structural expansion work at the Knowsley plant completes this year, an additional £4m will facilitate new machines to speed up and increase capacity for the UK’s second largest cable manufacturer. New equipment will include a large specialist drum twister for making steel wire armour cables that is capable of twisting cables up to 400 sqmm. Another extrusion line for outer sheaths, up to 4x 400 sqmm will be added and a further insulation line. The additional investment in equipment will enable the expanded Knowsley factory to produce an annual turnover exceeding £100m.