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JJS Manufacturing invests in additional European site
To support the increase in new business JJS Manufacturing have seen from their existing clients, the company has taken the strategic decision to invest in a second manufacturing site in the Czech Republic.
The new site is located directly opposite their current site in Chomutov, Czech Republic and provides JJS with an additional 13000 sq ft of production and office space, with the opportunity to increase this further should the need arise.
Commenting on the decision Neil Sharp, Group Marketing Manager, told Zenoot “Over the past 12-18 months we have seen a significant uplift from our existing customers for our electronic and electro-mechanical services. We have watched the three sites we operate from (Bedford, Lutterworth and Chomutov) begin to ‘fill up’ and whilst we still have capacity within each, we felt now was the right time to add a fourth.
“We remain committed to growing the business and have our sights firmly set on achieving sales of £50M next year. We believe this latest investment in additional manufacturing space provides a clear signal to our clients, both existing and new, that we are serious about growing alongside them.
Neil added: “The new site actually used to be an old bakery and one of the appealing features when we first looked at the building was the amount of natural light that shines through thanks to a large number of skylights in the roof. We officially get the keys to the facility in October 2018 but before then there’s a large amount of refurbishment work currently taking place including; laying a new floor throughout, building new toilet and shower blocks, building new offices, adding additional ventilation, replacing all the doors and windows and painting and decorating.
“We are still on track for October and will be moving some of the larger electro-mechanical projects we currently build across to the new facility by the end of this year, allowing us to review the layout of our existing site in Chomutov.
“As I’m sure you can appreciate the team here at JJS are very excited about this latest investment and eager to see the old bakery transform into a modern electronics manufacturing facility”