Nu-Star expand into purpose-built new factory
As a result of continuing strong growth in both domestic and international sales, Nu-Star have recently completed their move into a brand new purpose-built factory in Ednaston, Derbyshire. (The new factory is called “Lakeside” due to its proximity to a series of landscaped lakes that border the site).
Designed by Nu-Star and completed in just 18 weeks from the start of ground works, “Lakeside” is more than twice as big as Nu-Star’s previous factory and has been designed to enable further quick expansion to both shopfloor and office accommodation, as required.
Nu-Star’s Managing Director, Matt Smith, commented; “We are all very excited to finally move into these new premises, particularly so as the location is literally next door to where we were previously based. Most importantly, this means we have been able to retain all our existing staff and now have modern, spacious manufacturing facilities and office space to grow the company, accommodate new staff and continue to drive our product development.
We can also further reduce our manufacturing lead time and launch several new products that we have had in development over the last 18 months.”
“Lakeside” has also been designed to facilitate a quick Phase 2 & 3 expansion later in 2014/15. Phase 2 for the build of an additional mezzanine floor to include conference room, design office, staff rest area and a specific electrical/wiring work area. Phase 3 will further enlarge the quality, production & shipping departments”.
Roy Underwood (Manufacturing Team Leader) observed; “The company has invested a lot of money with new pit-installed lift tables, epoxy painted floor, new forklift & racking, and new tools. It all helps us build the machines more easily and we can really concentrate on the quality of the product.”