Eberspächer Opens its Brand New UK Headquarters
Eberspächer (UK) Ltd celebrates its 38th year of operation with the opening of a purpose-built UK headquarters and manufacturing facility in Ringwood, Hampshire. The company, a leading manufacturer and supplier of vehicle / construction / marine heating and air conditioning systems, is part of the global Eberspächer Group, which is still family owned and is celebrating its 150th year.
The official opening was carried out today at Climate House, Yeoman Road, Ringwood, BH24 3FA by Eberspächer Group COO and Managing Partner, Heinrich Baumann, UK Managing Director, Vince Lee and UK CFO, Louise Tarrier, with the Mayor of Ringwood Cllr. Barbara Woodifield in attendance.
Established in the New Forest in 1977, Eberspächer UK’s new headquarters has enabled the company to consolidate three sites into one location.
Heinrich Baumann says: “The UK is the second largest subsidiary of the Climate Control Systems Division and most important, as they have been active in successfully adapting their business model to the ever changing environment."
Vince Lee, Eberspächer UK’s Managing Director, explains: “We needed to retain the particularly unique skills of the current workforce so waited patiently for this site to be developed in Ringwood. We have a proud history of designing and manufacturing air conditioning and climate control products. Now, with our new facility, we have an unprecedented opportunity to increase production, create new jobs in the area and bring the latest technologies and innovations to life and become an even bigger part of the Eberspächer Group’s worldwide operations."
“This £6.5 Million investment reflects our commitment to raising the profile of Eberspächer within the UK”, continues Vince. Eberspächer UK’s new 5,276m2 headquarters is three times the size of its previous facilities. It houses a state-of-the-art climatic chamber, boasting a temperature range of -30°C to +60°C. This chamber facilitates the development of new evaporators and condensers that will enter the company’s product portfolio from April onwards, with new product launches at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, Birmingham.
Eberspächer’s new home is one of the most energy efficient buildings in the region. With its ‘A’ rating, the headquarters ranks above average for new buildings – a level achieved thanks to the inclusion of a number of features such as eco-friendly lighting and enhanced insulation materials.
The headquarters has been designed for efficiency and to minimise its impact on the environment.
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