North-east-based fire systems manufacturer, Advanced, has reached a milestone in the construction and refit of its new £2m headquarters.
Advanced employs over 180 staff and services over sixty countries from bases in the UK, US, India and Dubai.
The firm’s relocation from its existing four sites in Cramlington to one 48,000 sq. ft base in Balliol Business Park, Longbenton will allow the business to satisfy the growing international demand from its customers.
With work set to be completed over the summer, the state-of-the-art facility delivers the infrastructure and space Advanced needs to continue to grow. Advanced, owned by FTSE 100 PLC Halma, formed in 1999 in North Shields and moved to its current base in Cramlington in 2003, quickly growing its operations across the four factories.
Managing director, Ray Hope, said: “This is a major step for the business, which will make an enormous difference to our operations. It brings our admin and operations under one roof, will improve efficiency and support the technology we need to manage a manufacturing, R&D and commercial network across five continents.
“Our workforce is outstanding and I’m delighted we will be delivering them state-of-the-art premises and facilities in the North East that will support job security and opportunities for local workers in the future.”
Advanced develops and manufactures intelligent fire detection systems. The performance, quality and ease of use of its products sees Advanced specified in locations all over the world, from single panel installations to large, multi-site networks in some of the world’s most prestigious sites including the Shard in London, Western Europe’s tallest building.