Thursday, 19 Apr 2012
Chinese firm expands on UK investment
Officials at NVC, which is the largest manufacturer of lighting components in China, have confirmed that the company has now moved in to new premises in Great Park, Rubery, a step that could see as many as 170 new jobs opened up at the site.
The Chinese firm, which is based in Huizhou, has been operating in the UK since 2009. The new site, which has an expanded manufacturing capability as well as offices, a warehouse, design facilities and a showroom, was developed as part of a £5m design and build collaboration with Birmingham construction firm Hortons’ Estate.
NVC’s new facility will be opposite its previous premises at Hollymoor Point, but at 91,000 sq ft it now covers more than twice as much land as it did before.
Company officials hope the new facility will allow the firm to expand its interests in research and development as well as boosting its potential manufacturing output and technical capabilities.
With performance statistics that defy the tough economic climate, NVC’s UK presence has grown from seven staff to 80 in the three years it has operated from the Worcestershire site, with an annual turnover set to top £20m this year.
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