Blackpool is the new distribution base for a world-wide water pressure tank and valve manufacturer.
Global Water Solutions, part of the US based Swan Group, sells to customers all over the world, and has chosen Blackpool as its UK hub.
From now on, all its UK shipping will be done from Squires Gate Industrial Park in South Shore.
The move will lead to up to nine jobs for people in the resort.
Managing director Sean Natarajan said: “We have already hired a new sales manager as we intend to grow our business here. We also have two new employees now and there is the potential in the future for seven to nine more positions.”
The company’s European sales director, Richard Beckett, already lives in the area, and Mr Natarajan said the town was the ideal location for his business.
“I’ve been coming to Blackpool for a long time because of Richard,” he said.
“It has the availability of infrastructure and is in close proximity to transport hubs so we can get all over the UK as well as to Ireland, the USA, Taiwan and Turkey.
“The business is growing rapidly and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
“We hope that by being in Blackpool we can continue to grow as the largest manufacturer of water pressure products.”