Claire Perry MP and Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth has visited Grant UK’s Headquarters to open its showroom and meeting suite on-site.
Grant Engineering welcomed customers, suppliers and staff to its HQ for the official opening of the facilities. Claire was said to be the lead guest and formally opened the premises.
She commented: “As the local MP and a local resident, I am proud to be on the Hopton Industrial Estate to open Grant UK’s new premises. Thanks to companies like Grant UK and their innovative products which bring down emissions and improve the way that people heat their homes, the UK is leading the way in cutting carbon emissions.”
Paul Wakefield, Grant UK’s Managing Director, addressed the guests at the event. He said: “Grant UK moved to Devizes in 2002. Today, we employ 76 employees and the site has continued to develop to accommodate our expanding product portfolio, including Grant’s growing renewable offerings from air source heat pumps through to innovative hybrid technologies. We were very pleased to welcome Claire Perry to open the new facilities which marks the beginning of the next chapter in Grant UK’s history. There are several exciting projects and developments waiting in the wings here at Grant and we look forward to unveiling these later in the year.”
The new development in Devizes, Wiltshire, was designed and built using local businesses and was completed in January. The facilities took less than a year to build and have increased the size of the storage facilities and offices by 40%.
Grant UK’s HQ has occupied its location on the Hopton Industrial Estate in Devizes for nearly two decades and the new development involved the demolition of a derelict building adjacent to the existing offices and warehouse.
To complement the new facility, Grant UK has also installed a racking system in both the new and existing warehouses which is said to have doubled the storage capacity of the site. Over 4,000 oil boilers will now be stocked on-site with additional warehouse space being allocated for the storage of renewable products and a growing range of spares.
Adjacent to the new warehouse is a new showroom which will be home to a selection of Grant’s heating products. On display will be several of Grant’s Vortex oil boiler models, alongside the Aerona³ air source heat pump and VortexAir Hybrid.
Visitors will also be welcome to the showroom by appointment and above the showroom there will be a new meeting suite which can accommodate up to 14 attendees and will incorporate a smart screen and conference call facilities.