Bevan Group invests in Wednesbury

Bevan Group invests in Wednesbury

The Bevan Group is set to mark its 40th anniversary year with a move to a new headquarters in Wednesbury, its third site in the Midlands.

Located close to Junction 9 of the M6, the new base in Wednesbury comprises a 17,000 sq ft factory and 5,000 sq ft of offices.

Underlining the strength of the business, Bevan will retain its production facility in Halesowen, which has also served as its head office since 2006, as well as a second base in Blakeley Hall Road, Oldbury.

Crucially, the new headquarters on the Wednesbury One industrial estate will allow the company to press ahead with an ambitious programme of investment in its highly successful Bevan Aftercare division.

Launched in 2003, this has taken off in the last five years and today employs 42 mobile engineers who provide planned and emergency maintenance of vehicle bodies and ancillaries, including cranes, tail-lifts and roller shutter doors.

The Bevan Aftercare operation is managed by a centrally-based team of 24 operations controllers but, says Anthony Bevan: “Our growth strategy envisages that we’ll double that number within the next five years.”

He added: “To a great extent we’ve been victims of our own success, as rapid expansion of the business has meant that we’ve employed more and more colleagues with the result that we’ve now outgrown our current head office.

“The new base in Wednesbury will give us the extra office accommodation and car parking space we desperately need, as well as valuable additional production capacity.”