Swegon moves UK plant
UK: Swedish HVAC manufacturer Swegon has moved its UK factory to a new 6,400m2 facility in Snodland, near Maidstone, Kent.
Its new Vantage Point factory will manufacture products specifically designed for the UK market and will be complemented by an adjacent customer experience centre.
The move from the former Waterloo factory in nearby Aylesford follows Swegon’s acquisition of the company in 2020. The Waterloo employees have moved to the new site, which is in the process of scaling up to full capacity and will eventually house up to 160 people.
Swegon says the investment in this new state-of-the-art manufacturing centre will improve lead times, handle greater capacity and increase production efficiency. The factory boasts a range of sustainable features including a solar roof, electric vehicle charging points and the latest energy efficiency measures.
The facility also incorporates a customer experience centre where staff and customers can learn about all aspects of indoor environment quality, take advantage of onsite training, and view the product development facilities.
“This is a major step change in our production capabilities and great news for our people,” said Swegon UK&I managing director Robin Vollert. “We are entering a new modern era for manufacturing while remaining close to one of our most important heartlands in Kent where we have a rich technical heritage.
“These are exciting times and the latest demonstration of our deep commitment to manufacturing in the UK and Ireland, which are hugely important markets for our global group.”