CCTV Control Room furniture manufacturer Winsted has announced a move to new premises at Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. An increase in export sales and high profile project wins – involving organisation including Yokogawa, Samsung, Google, HP and HSBC – have led the company to expand the size of its UK operations.
Since its inception in 1984 the company has been located in Droitwich, a small Spa town north of Worcester. However, across the last four years the company has seen tremendous growth in sales across Europe and the Middle East while, in 2013, the company was honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade (the highest accolade for any UK business) for the second consecutive year.
The move brings Winsted to a new development conveniently situated in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire near Junction 1 of the M42 motorway. This affords excellent access and links to all major roads, rail and air transportation hubs. Importantly, the new facility gives the organisation almost double the amount of space when compared with its previous base, which will not only facilitate more stock holding of standard product lines but also allow for a controlled growth programme.
Commenting on the move, Terry Shough (Winsted’s general manager) told Risk UK: “The move to larger premises reflects our strong performance to date. We are excited about the move which will allow us to serve our clients even better, support our staff and give us room to expand further in the future.”
Shough continued: “Quite simply, we outgrew our existing premises. We were fortunate to find such a nice space close to our current office. We really wanted to limit the impact that relocation could have on our clients and our employees, though, and I don’t think we could have found a better location for our team. Our new location and enhanced operational efficiencies will help us continue to grow and evolve to keep pace with our clients’ needs, allowing us to provide exceptional value and superior service along the way.”
Since its inception in 1963, Winsted has consistently pioneered console design and development. The company’s product concept and design is driven by industry needs and demands, with many equipped ideas suggested by customers and developed with their input.
A dominant force in the US markets for 50 years, Winsted expanded into overseas markets in 1975 and, in 1976, began concentrated efforts to establish distribution in the Middle East.
Winsted’s international distribution was firmly established in 1984 with the formation of Winsted Ltd in the UK. Since then, Winsted Ltd has become a design and manufacturing facility serving the European, Middle East and African markets.
With an ever-expanding global network of distributors, Winsted is in an excellent position to satisfy and support its rapidly growing international client base.