Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry visited Grant UK’s headquarters in Devizes, Wiltshire, to officially open the new showroom and meeting suite.
Grant Engineering, which manufactures oil boilers and renewable heating solutions, welcomed customers, suppliers and staff to its HQ for the official opening. Perry, also MP for Devizes, was the lead guest and formally opened the new premises.
“As the local MP and a local resident, I am proud to be on the Hopton Industrial Estate to open Grant UK’s new premises. Thanks to companies like Grant UK and their innovative products which bring down emissions and improve the way that people heat their homes, the UK is leading the way in cutting carbon emissions,” she said.
Paul Wakefield, Grant UK’s Managing Director, said: “Grant UK moved to Devizes in 2002. Today, we employ 76 employees and the site has continued to develop to accommodate our expanding product portfolio, including Grant’s growing renewable offerings from air source heat pumps through to innovative hybrid technologies.
"We were very pleased to welcome Claire Perry to open the new facilities which marks the beginning of the next chapter in Grant UK’s history. There are several exciting projects and developments waiting in the wings here at Grant and we look forward to unveiling these later in the year.”
The new development has increased the size of the storage facilities and offices by 40%, which will enable Grant UK to enhance the level of service it delivers to customers.
Grant UK’s HQ has occupied its central location on the Hopton Industrial Estate in Devizes for nearly two decades. The latest development commenced in the summer of 2017 and involved the demolition of a derelict building adjacent to the existing offices and warehouse. The site now welcomes an extensive new warehouse with an adjoining showroom and meeting suites.
To complement the new facility, Grant UK has installed a state of the art racking system in both the new and existing warehouses, which has doubled the site's storage capacity. More than 4,000 oil boilers are now stocked on-site with additional warehouse space being allocated for the storage of renewable products and a growing range of spares.
Adjacent to the new warehouse is a new showroom, which is home to a selection of Grant’s heating products. On display are several of its Vortex oil boiler models, which were awarded 2017 Which? Best Buys, alongside the Aerona³ air source heat pump and VortexAir Hybrid. There is also a working 16kW Aerona³ heat pump, which is supplying the building with heating and hot water.
Above the showroom is a new meeting suite, which can accommodate up to 14 people and incorporates a smart screen and conference call facilities. Grant UK hopes that its merchant customers will use the new premises to host their own regional events.