Located on the Pensnett Industrial Estate in Kingswinford, ERIKS moved into 30,000 sq. ft premises that house over 120 employees. The unit is also home to several ERIKS product management and technical teams as well as a fully equipped engineering repair workshop.
Commenting on the move, Mike Ferris, chief operating officer for products and solutions at ERIKS UK & Ireland, said: “The Prime Point facility will be one of a number of ERIKS Technology Centres dedicated to innovation and customer service and will support our growth ambitions as the leading supplier of industrial products and services.
“We are also proud to have been selected as the European Centre of Expertise for power transmission, helping the rest of the group provide customers with best-in-class technical and engineering support.
“Relocating 120 or more staff will also give us the opportunity to consolidate a number of functions from different offices to improve the coordination and flexibility of our technical and engineering support functions.”
Simon Franken, CEO of ERIKS Group, said: “The UK has always been a very important market for our business and the new facility represents a significant and strategic investment not only for the UK and Ireland but for the group companies operating across Europe.
“We recognise that it is increasingly challenging for businesses to maintain productivity of plant and the reliability of equipment day-to-day. Machinery advances and equipment obsolescence are issues of increasing importance, but these are not topics that are isolated to UK shores.
“This new Centre of Expertise for power transmission is a state-of-the-art facility that demonstrates our commitment to continued investment in the field and supporting our customers as they strive for improved performance and increased cost savings.”