German Company Minebea Intec has announced plans to expand its UK operations and begin manufacturing from their current UK and Ireland headquarters based on Birmingham Business Park in Solihull from January 2021. Work to expand the current premises is planned to begin in October, to facilitate the production of UK built equipment supplied to the Food, Pharmaceutical and Chemical industries. Initially equipment will be produced for the UK & Ireland markets followed by export to Germany, France and then later in the year to Italy and Spain. The company plan to export the equipment to other global markets where they have an international presence once the European markets are established.
Colin Maher Country Manager for the UK, Ireland & Russia said, “Many months of planning have gone into this and it was only due to our successful track record that the board of Directors agreed without hesitancy. We have shown through organic growth what we can do in the UK & Ireland and this now gives us a real opportunity to take our growth to the next level. It also brings a new level of competitiveness and security for our customer in the face of Brexit and while other companies are downsizing their operations”.
Cllr Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Cabinet Portfolio Holder for the Economy said, “Minebea Intec’s expansion to the borough confirms that the area is a prime location for international and innovative businesses. Solihull provides businesses with a prestigious working environment and an excellent location, at the heart of the country, to reach customers and clients. Covid-19 hasn’t changed everything; for businesses looking to expand, the basics are still important. Access to new talent, local business ecosystems, R&D capabilities, transportation linkages, and access to a global market will remain central parts of every expansion decision. The borough has a proven track record in developing businesses and helping them to grow and expand”.
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