Monday, April 16, 2012

News: S2S open new head office in Rotherham


The new 45,000 sq ft unit for S2S Electronics in Rotherham will be the electronics manufacturer's new head office following relocation from Sheffield to Manvers after consolidating with its Huddersfield branch.

With around four times the space the company previously had, it allows S2S Electronics to expand the manufacturing, secure storage and asset recovery business to meet customer demand. Over £100,000 has been invested in the new facility on Brookfields Park tailoring it to fit exactly with the company's requirements.

S2S Electronics is one of the leading players in electronics manufacturing, asset recovery and electronics recycling. The new unit will be used for the manufacture of circuit boards and associated products for the rail and power generation industries plus asset recovery, secure destruction and the recycling and refurbishing of old electronic equipment including computers and mobile phones.

Enhancements to security, fume extraction, compressed air, a new screen printer for the surface mount line and a new flow solder machine with automatic spray flux capability as well as refurbishing the reception and offices areas have all added to improve the facility.

The deal was confirmed last month and the company has taken a ten-year lease, brokered by the Sheffield office of Knight Frank, on a stepped rental on Unit B at Brookfields Park. S2S were represented by Iain McPhail of GVA.

The move to the Dearne Valley was supported by RiDO, Rotherham Investment and Development Office, and has meant bringing 40 existing jobs to the area initially. S2S Electronics are in the process of identifying new roles within the company through continued growth.

Alan Dukinfield, managing director at S2S said: "We envisage that our workforce will grow to around 50 in the coming months, Dearne Valley is such a vibrant area at the moment we feel that we can recruit and fill these positions from the local communities.

"These new premises has given us a new "shop window" for us to greet customers and actively demonstrate our commitment to investment and growth.

"Just by way of introduction to the area we already have an open day planned for the early summer where customers, suppliers and local business will be invited to see the new premises and get a feel for the services on offer.

"When considering consolidating our sites into one from our two previous locations and choosing the location for our head office it was absolutely essential to pick the right area and the right building to promote our business.

"Brookfields Park was the perfect fit, a vibrant area being quite central for most staff from both locations and in a prime industrial location in the Dearne Valley."

Tim O' Connell, from RiDO, said: "It's great to be bringing another successful Yorkshire company into Rotherham and helping boost the local jobs market yet again.

"S2S Electronics' were impressed by what they saw at Brookfields Park and felt it was the right location supported by a potential local workforce with the right skills to meet their needs and we were delighted to be able to help them re-locate here."

Rebecca Schofield, partner at Knight Frank, added: "Historically there has been a large amount of stock in the Dearne Valley. But as stock has depleted from the prime M1 corridor locations, there has been a reasonable level of take up in recent months. S2S join ABS and Gala Tent who have also recently moved to the area, acquiring 80,000 sq ft and 52,000 sq ft respectively.

"It remains a tenants' market and competitive terms are being offered to secure new businesses as a result."

S2S Electronics website

Rotherham Investment and Development Office

Images: S2S Electronics / Knight Frank


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