Posted on 6th March 2013
As part of our continued growth and technological development we have moved to a new location, more suited to our strategy and expansion. The new building incorporates the Blatchford Group Headquarters, the Endolite Technology Centre and our warehouse and despatch facilities. Our move will enable us to restructure our current manufacturing facilities in the space created on our existing site as well as moving out of our smaller Units 6 and 13 on Sherrington Way. The overall effect of these moves is to increase our space in Basingstoke by nearly 50%. We believe this will allow us to increase our focus on new product development as well as offer customers an increased level of service.
The new address is:
Chas A Blatchford & Sons Ltd
Unit D Antura
Kingsland Business Park
Moving a company with a history as long as Blatchford was quite a logistical task! For those staff moving, saying goodbye to the old building entailed a major de-clutter, which brought our attention to some of the highlights and developments over the years. The move has been a pleasant opportunity to recognise where we’ve come from and yet look forward with great optimism to an exciting future in this new environment where customers and specialists will be warmly welcome to come and take part in training, research and product discussions.
Stephen Blatchford commented:
“I am delighted by how well this move has gone – amazingly smoothly and with all of the infrastructure of the new building working perfectly from day one – a big thank you to the move team! When we were planning the move, I had not fully realised just how positive a change to our working environment the new building was going to be. The open plan offices for the head office and NPD teams bring people closer together whilst providing more space to grow and the whole building has an extremely friendly atmosphere. The extra lab space, warehouse space and technical assembly space means that we now have the environment to support our continued growth over subsequent years. This move will also give us the opportunity to further develop our old head office to modernise it and to grow our manufacturing space.”
All the Blatchford Team are energised by the move and feel it gives us a great opportunity to expand on new ideas and opportunities for even better products and services. The open environment of the building allows our various work groups to mix more easily and facilitates direct communication at every level. We will have an “Official Opening” this summer once we are settled in and all operations are running smoothly and will keep you posted on our progress.