12th May, 2021

Halesowen technology firm relocates to Droitwich to expand and create new jobs

A HALESOWEN firm is relocating to a larger premises in Droitwich Spa to expand and create new jobs.

Armstrong Fluid Technology has been manufacturing plantrooms at the Heywood Wharf site in Halesowen since 2004.

The company preassembles plantrooms with equipment such as pumps, pipework, boilers and chillers.

Completed plantrooms are then shipped to customers across the UK, and internationally to customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Once on site, the plantrooms provide heating and cooling for facilities such as hospitals, apartment blocks, universities and offices.

A steady increase in business over the last five years has meant that operations have outgrown the available space at the Heywood Wharf site.

In the coming months, the company will relocate its Midland’s based manufacturing operations, warehouse, and office staff to a larger purpose-designed site at Pointon Way.

With over 69,000sq ft of space, easy access to the M5 motorway, an extensive warehouse, and specially-designed loading bays, the larger newer base will place the company in a stronger position for future growth.

The decision has been welcomed by local business leaders as a clear demonstration of Armstrong’s continuing commitment to manufacturing in the West Midlands.

Simon Parker, UK Country Leader for Armstrong Fluid Technology, said: “This move represents a substantial investment for the business and is a direct result of the efforts made in recent years to grow our position as a leading manufacturer of packaged HVAC and Fire solutions for the Data Centre, Gas Transmission, Commercial, District Energy and other markets.”

He attributed the success to the expertise and commitment of our Midlands team and he said the Droitwich move enabled the company to keep its current highly skilled and valued workforce.

“The new consolidated manufacturing facility will aid greater collaboration between departments and provide us with enhanced build and storage capacity, as well as increased flexibility to more closely meet the demands of our customer base.”

He said the new jobs would be created in the second half of 2021.

“When the relocation is complete, the company anticipates recruitment of new additions to its workforce to support further growth.”

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