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Hochiki Europe invests in new Kent facility

by Geny Caloisi

Hochiki Europe has purchased a   £5.5 million facility in Chatham, Kent. As part of the ongoing strategic expansion of the European arm of the group, the building will provide space for the company to expand its existing operations in warehousing, production, and distribution, as well as sales and administration.

Globally Hochiki employs over 2000 employees who work across six manufacturing plants, 38 sales offices and 14 subsidiaries. The new facility will bring with it new employment opportunities to the South-East, adding to the 180-strong staff already employed at the Head Office in Kent.

Residing on a site of 1.92 acres, the new building is over 24,000 square feet and will be in addition to the European Headquarters and Research and Development Centre in Gillingham, Kent.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Hochiki’s operations in Europe. Today’s news is an exciting addition to their property portfolio and is seen as a significant investment in the future infrastructure of the company.

The new facility will ensure future demand is met and order volume is delivered efficiently and effectively to customers in the UK, across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.

Speaking about the expansion plans Graham Lowe, Managing Director at Hochiki Europe said, “Despite the challenging few years we have faced as a global community, I am proud of the efforts our teams have made to ensure our continued growth, and I would like to thank each team member. Over the last six months, we have expanded our teams to strengthen the expertise we offer our customers. Now, with this new building, we can continue to deliver a world-class service in fire safety to existing loyal customers and ever-growing pool of new customers”.

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