Wirtgen Group to open £9.2m Newark head office

Wirtgen Group to open £9.2m Newark head office

The German manufacturer of machinery for road construction, maintenance and mineral processing, is investing £9.2m in a new head office in Newark.

The Group is closing its bases in Leicester and North Hykeham and is creating a new UK head office that incorporates sales, service, workshop and storage facilities.

All 120 UK staff will move to the new facility and a further 20 positions will be created.

Wirtgen’s managing director, Paul Holmes, said: “We are delighted to have found the right premises solution for our UK operation and this investment is a clear long-term commitment by the Wirtgen Group to further develop our business here.

“The central location of the site, with good transport links, the bespoke design and build service provided by a trusted construction contractor and the financial package met all our requirements.

“Wirtgen has grown rapidly in the past few years, creating many new jobs as we have introduced new products and services to our customers.

“The UK economy remains robust and we have ambitious plans for further growth to be able to meet the opportunities offered by the diverse section of road and mineral technologies we deal with.

“Our new premises will provide us with a purpose-built building with capacity to expand in a fast-growing market and help us raise our profile with existing and potential new customers.”

Construction company Lindum Group have been working with the German firm, the landowners, and local partners in the designing of the new facility.

Stuart Mitchell, Lindum joint ventures managing director said: “Lindum is delighted to have played an important part in delivering this major investment project for the area which will result in the creation of a Business Park not only home to Wirtgen’s UK operation but also other companies wanting to locate here.

“We recognise the valued help of Newark and Sherwood Council in making this development a reality.”