The UK’s largest production facility of ground source heat pumps has opened in Cornwall.

The Kensa Group factory, located at Mount Wellington Mine near Truro, was officially opened by Sir Nigel Wilson, CEO of Legal & General, which earlier this year made an £8 million investment in the manufacturer, brining its total investment into the business over the past two years to £15.7 million.

In the 24 months since Legal & General Capital became a shareholder in The Kensa Group, the manufacturer has broken records by doubling the amount of ground source heat pumps made at the facility, with a plan in place to increase output rapidly by a further 50% to meet demand.

The factory has the capacity to manufacture 30,000 ground source heat pumps every year – providing the equivalent carbon saving of taking 60,000 cars off the road.

Dr Matt Trewhella, CEO of The Kensa Group, said: “We are delighted that Sir Nigel Wilson, CEO of Legal & General Group is able to officially open our fantastic new factory and office. For Kensa and L&G, coming together at this event showcases our shared ambition to play a pivotal part in the UK’s solution to reach net zero emissions by 2050.”