To provide the additional capacity needed for anticipated business growth, U.K.-based engineering company Renishaw has acquired a new manufacturing facility and submitted planning applications to expand three existing facilities.
The acquired facility is the soon-to-be-vacant Bosch manufacturing plant in Miskin, South Wales. It offers 461,000 square feet of factory space, including a 10,000-square-foot clean room facility, on a 193-acre site. The purchase will be completed on September 30 once the existing Bosch operations are relocated.
Additionally, the company is in discussions with Stroud District Council regarding a possible phased, 225,000-square-foot extension to its headquarters site at New Mills near Wotton-under-Edge. Other plans in the works include a possible 50,000-square-foot extension of the company’s healthcare products facility in Charfield and a possible 35,000-square-foot expansion of its machine shop at Stonehouse.
“This is an exciting time for Renishaw, but our rapid growth ahs presented real challenges with space, both to accommodate the new equipment required to manufacture an ever-expanding range of products and the numerous people that we are currently recruiting for all aspects of our business,” says Sir David McMurtry, the company’s chairman and chief executive.