Pennycuick Collins to lead Sertec expansion

Pennycuick Collins to lead Sertec expansion

Automotive specialist manufacturer Sertec, which supplies to Jaguar Land Rover, has appointed Birmingham-based chartered surveyors Pennycuick Collins to project manage its latest expansion.

The chartered surveyors have already completed a multi-million pound expansion project for Sertec at its factory in Gorsey Lane, Coleshill, housing four new presses, significantly increasing its manufacturing capability.

Now Adrian Roddick, partner at Pennycuick Collins, has been appointed to oversee the construction of a new raw materials store. The property consultancy has already secured planning consent and is now instructed to project manage the new building.

He said: "We’ve acted on behalf of Sertec for a number of years and are very pleased to have been involved with its latest expansion programme, which sees the company going from strength to strength," he said. "We look forward to a continued relationship with the Sertec as it grows further."

As part of The Sertec Group’s ongoing expansion plans, the company recently announced an agreement to lease a new facility at Hams Hall Estate. Located just a mile from the automotive supplier’s Wincaster House Head Office in Coleshill, and less than two miles from Junction 9 of the M42, the 145,000 sq ft warehouse unit is now the Group’s central distribution centre for finished parts.

Dave Steggles, Sertec Group managing director, said: "Our growth in the business has necessitated the expansion of our factory footprint to increase manufacturing capacity.

"In converting our Gorsey Lane site to a stampings-only facility, Pennycuick Collins has been an integral part of the team in managing the extension of our factory, just as it has on many occasions over the years across our Group operations.

"Its advice has been invaluable in health and safety, as well as construction design and management issues as part of the overall project management of our new works.  As we continue to grow, further developments are planned to accommodate more plant and equipment and indeed, more people."

A&H Construction, from Halesowen, has been appointed main contractor to construct the new raw material store.