MOBA UK moves HQ to Barnsley

MOBA UK moves HQ to Barnsley

A specialist supplier of machine control systems to the waste logistics and construction industry has moved its UK headquarters to Barnsley as part of its ambitious growth strategy.

MOBA UK, which has doubled its turnover in the last two years, has moved to a new 13,000 sq ft premises at Park Springs industrial estate, Grimethorpe.

The company's relocation north is part of its ongoing UK expansion plans. Its new home is 40% larger than its former base and will allow the company to upscale production and servicing capacity.

MOBA UK, whose clients include firms like Veolia and Viridor, has already recruited nine people to work at the Barnsley site and is recruiting two additional workshop installation technicians and two apprentices who will start in the autumn. 

The company has invested £60,000 in refurbishing its new home to create bespoke workshop, office and conference facilities and predicts a further £400,000 investment in equipment, technology and staff over the next three to five years. It aims to create 20 to 30 new jobs in total.

Managing director Ian Lewis said: "We have a great deal of international experience and support behind us, but are a relatively new supplier of high-quality technology to the UK waste and construction market.

“All our growth in the last couple of years has come through securing new customers and promoting the value of investment in our high-tech product to the industries we serve here.

"We are committed to supporting the waste logistics and construction industry to improve the quality and efficiency of their operations, which ultimately leads to significant benefits in performance and cost-effectiveness.

“Our products also have massive environmental benefits as they support best practice in waste recycling management and road improvement."

Set up five years ago, MOBA UK is a 100%-owned subsidiary of its international parent company, MOBA Mobile Automation group which was founded in Germany over 40 years ago. It has established operations in a dozen countries including Spain, India, Italy, China, Brazil and the USA.

MOBA saw its turnover double to £2.5m in the last two years and aims to increase sales and double turnover again by the end of 2017.