Sertec completes occupancy at new HQ
Release date: 12th February 2014
The Directors of Sertec Group Ltd are delighted to announce the completion of occupancy of their new Head Office facility at Highway Point, Gorsey Lane. The move from its main factory just half a mile away in Coleshill, signals a new landmark in the Company’s history and is commitment to its future growth and ambitions for the next generation. The 120,000 sq ft building has been named Wincaster House, paying homage to Sertec’s first factory address over 50 years ago and houses office accommodation for Group operations, Commercial, Finance, HR and IT departments, all benefitting from extensive refurbishment of the facility.
The new logistics hub serving the Birmingham factory and indeed the Group as a whole has been fully operational here since the New Year and there is pre-approved planning permission for a further 45,000 sq ft expansion when required. A new component assembly operation is already in place, with new robotic assembly cells being commissioned throughout 2014.
The move frees up space for expansion at the Gorsey Lane factory, strategically becoming a large scale press shop for Sertec Birmingham. Significant investment will be made in new presses and automation, with installations scheduled throughout the year and beyond. Wincaster House was officially opened by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne MP on 6th January, after which he delivered a major economic speech live to the nation. Our recent growth, our investment plans for the future and our recruitment projections were instrumental in his decision to visit Sertec.
As part of continual development, the company will now be referred to generically as The Sertec Group Ltd whilst group operations will still use Sertec Group Holdings Ltd as the trading title.
Group Managing Director Grant Adams said “This is a hugely important step for Sertec. Our investment in Wincaster House is testament to our determination to commit to our customers, our supplier partners and our employees, not just for now but for the long term future of all concerned.”