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ERIKS opens new European centre of expertise in Dudley

By John Corser | Business Picks | Published:

ERIKS UK & Ireland tomorrow(WEDS) officially opens the doors to its European centre of expertise for power transmission in Kingswinford.

The 30,000 sq ft premises is at Prime Point on the Pensnett Industrial Estate.

It will be home to more than 120 employees and will be dedicated to continued innovation and customer service.

The move and the commitment to a 15-year lease of the new facility, furthers the company’s ambitions to be leaders in its field, with the Black Country proving to be the ideal location for its product management and technical operations.

“The Prime Point facility is one of a number of ERIKS technology centres dedicated to innovation and customer service,” said Mike Ferris, chief operating officer for products and solutions at ERIKS UK.

“The move will support our growth ambitions as the leading supplier of industrial products and services in the UK and Ireland.“

ERIKS group has taken the strategic decision to develop centres of expertise in key locations to provide customers with best-in-class engineering support. Relocating 120 or more staff will also give us the opportunity to consolidate a number of functions from different offices to improve the coordination and flexibility of our technical and engineering support functions.”

The business offers a wide range of parts, technical advice, operational knowledge, and predictive maintenance services to improve asset total cost of ownership for customers in industrial sectors.

Simon M Franken, chief executive of ERIKS Group, said: “Creating a European centre of expertise is a strategic investment for ERIKS group will help support and develop the power transmission product and service capability across all of Europe. The UK, and Dudley specifically, seemed like a fitting location for the centre of expertise given the industrial roots of the Black Country region and the success of our head office in Halesowen.”

John Corser

By John Corser
Business Reporter - @JohnCorser_Star

Express & Star Business Editor at head office, Wolverhampton. Welcomes all news of companies and business organisations.

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