- On June 12, 2017
On Friday June 9th at 1pm, Dr Joerg Guehring, Chairman of the Guhring Group, cut the ribbon at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston celebrating the company’s new premises.
After residing in Castle Bromwich Business Park since its UK inception back in 1990, Guhring has recently moved to a purpose built 55,000 sq ft facility on the new Birmingham Advanced Manufacturing Hub.
Currently employing over 80 people, the new £11m investment will allow Guhring to organically grow and rapidly realise its ambition of employing 125 staff whilst creating greater market penetration in its core UK markets.
The Open ceremony was a great success on Friday with more than 100 attendees during the day including the Creative Technologist business Robot Challenge with their amazing builds as seen on the BBC’s Robot Wars!
The event commenced at 11:30am, with tours of the facility, closely followed by high calibre Speakers and the official ribbon cutting which took place in the Production Area.
Mike Dinsdale, Managing Director at Guhring UK, commenced the Speeches with Guest Speakers including David Harewood, one of Birmingham’s best TV actors and presenter, John Clancy, leader of Birmingham City Council, Andy Street, former Managing Director of John Lewis and current West Midlands Mayor, Prof Carl Chinn, professor of Birmingham History and author of over 20 books, David Atkinson, Head of Manufacturing at Lloyds Bank and of course Dr. Joerg Guehring and his wife.
Guhring is a Worldwide Brand, operating in over 50 Countries, employing a workforce of over 8,000, and an Annual Turnover exceeding €1Billion.
The ceremony ended in style with guests and staff welcomed at the nearby Aston Tavern to continue the celebrations along with a local collection of singers and dancers.
“At Midland Telecom, we are proud to have such a renowned customer like Guhring”, said Leon Fletcher, Director at Midland Telecom “A leading expanding manufacturing company like Guhring needs a solid telecom support to keep its maximum efficiency all the time”
“Guhring’s recent move to their celebrated Advanced Manufacturing Hub went perfectly to plan, the communication between both our Teams ensured all tasks and eventualities were covered allowing a smooth transition over the recent Easter break. We are honoured to be the sole provider of Fixed Telephone & Internet services to a growing company that has so much Passion and Ability in a sector that is core to the success of Birmingham & The Midlands.” Peter Stanek, Account Manager at Midland Telecom.