HERTEL (UK) has followed up the acquisition of Aker Kvaerner’s Engineering Services workshop and maintenance business by buying the facilities from which the operations are run.
The Wilton workshop site, which has been purchased from landlords SembCorp, will now become the centre of Hertel’s Tees Valley operations and the Scotland and East of England business unit.
This move paves the way for refurbishment and upgrading of the facilities, further cohesion in the workshop operations and increased scope when planning the future of the company’s head office.
The acquisition and refurbishment mark a seven-figure investment in Hertel’s future in the Tees Valley.
The renovation work will include upgrading the working environment and facilities for all employees and bringing the buildings up to modern standards.
By integrating the workshop capabilities at Wilton into Hertel’s operations, it will make it possible to redevelop the company’s Middlesbrough site, in Sotherby Road, which is one of the options being considered as part of the future of Hertel in the Tees Valley.
Martin Moon, Hertel’s development director, said: “What this purchase means for Hertel is that the Wilton facilities are now fully owned allowing us to modify, refurbish and use it so as to best suit the needs of the whole business.
“As well as the long-overdue investment in refurbishment, it also provides the opportunity to increase our capacity and expand the range of services, as we have also bought additional land adjacent to the buildings,” he said.