Niglon invests £4million in new headquarters

Electrical components and accessories supplier, Niglon, has invested £4 million in a purpose-built headquarters, laying the foundations for an ambitious growth plan that aims to double the company’s turnover within the next five years.

The West Midlands-based company has been based on an adjacent site to its new premises since 1993 when it purchased an office building to accommodate its 34-strong team, stockholding capabilities and product development workshop. The new Niglon building on Cranmore Industrial Estate in Shirley has been custom-designed with efficiency and practicality in mind, with three times the storage capacity on the same footprint and a layout developed to deliver the company’s lean processes.

In addition to the streamlined layout that improves workflows for Niglon, the company’s new headquarters includes increased office space, improved meeting spaces and a showroom area for product demonstrations.

As part of the company’s improved stockholding facilities and processes, Niglon has invested in wire-guided pallet trucks to increase warehouse capacity at the new headquarters by enabling narrower aisles and higher racking. The company has also invested in a new stock picking and processing system, with a high level of automation to greatly improve efficiency.

Managing Director, Simon Hinley, said: “We have moved just 200 metres away from our old offices and stock holding facility but it’s a world away in terms of the accommodation it offers our team, the advantages it delivers for our business and the benefits it will bring to our customers thanks to our additional capacity and growth potential.

“Niglon has been serving the electrical contracting market exclusively through the wholesale channel for the past 50 years and this move enables us to look forward to the next era in our development with improved efficiency that will support excellent levels of customer service and stock availability as we implement our growth plan.

“The move has also allowed us to keep 100 per cent of our existing experienced team while embarking on a recruitment programme to fuel growth.

“This investment in new, purpose-built facilities is also an investment in improved efficiency and service for our customers, allowing us to increase our capabilities and maintain quality standards while offering an extensive value-led product range.”

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