October 22nd, 2016

Swedish giant moves headquarters to Warwick

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Relocation - ehB Commercial director Nicholas Evans (centre) with Semcon’s country manager Torsten Sundin (right) and business support manager Paul Atkins. (s)

INTERNATIONAL technology company Semcon has relocated its UK headquarters to Warwick.

The Swedish giant has moved its 115-strong UK team to a new purpose-built facility on Tournament Fields.

Semcon is a global company providing engineering services and product information to help companies develop products in such industries as automotive, life science, telecommunications and energy.

The group has 45 sites on three continents with more than 3,000 employees.

Its services include all kinds of challenges within technology development, such as product development, product information, quality, training and methodology development.

Torsten Sundin, country manager at Semcon Product Information UK, said: “We had outgrown the facility at Kineton, where we were separated across several buildings. At our new location we are all under one roof, which means greater advantages for our staff in terms of shorter communication paths and a greater opportunity to easily work together.”

The new site will house Semcon’s workshop technical authors, graphic illustrators and animators, method technicians, owners’ information authors and product development engineers in several specialist fields.

There are also such business support functions as IT, HR, finance, translation coordination, business development and project management.

Nicholas Evans, a director of Leamington commercial property consultants ehB Commercial, which acted for Semcon in acquiring the building, said: The building has extremely modern facilities and has been customised for even better service. It also provides a more efficient workspace for Semcon’s staff and gives us potential to expand in the future with excellent customer service.”

* SWISS sanitary product supplier Geberis is to double its UK headquarters in Warwick thanks to a £5 million investment.

The firm, which has been based at Tournament Fields since 2009, recently purchased Staffordshire business Twyford to widen its product offering.

And the Twyford headquarters is relocating to a new office complex next to Geberit’s current headquarters at Tournament Fields.

Sackville Developments, which owns and develops Tournament Fields, has agreed a deal to create the new two-storey building which Geberit will lease back.

The new development, designed by Warwick based Corstorphine Wright Architects, will see the creation of 30 new jobs across marketing, customer service, finance and technical support areas of the business.