Thursday, July 4, 2013

News: Bradken make Rotherham move


Australian multinational company, Bradken, is the latest overseas firm to establish a home in Rotherham, finding a "perfect solution" in Templeborough.

The global mining consumables manufacturer is to relocate from its two previous headquarters in Sheffield, to a refurbished site at Dodds Close in order to combine its office and warehouse facilities into one 12,000 sq ft building.

Headquartered in New South Wales, Bradken employs over 6,000 people globally and operates 34 manufacturing and service facilities throughout the world. The new base will be the regional head office for Bradken Europe.

Bradken manufactures products such as buckets and crawler systems to fit front-end loaders and hydraulic excavators, crushers and conveyor systems, rail wagons and a number of engineered products for the energy, military and construction sectors.

From modest beginnings as a steel foundry in the 1920's, revenues in 2012 were AUS$1.4 billion (£870m). The firm acquired Firth Rixson Castings Limited in Sheffield in 2006 and also took on a foundry in Scunthorpe.

The Sheffield office of Knight Frank oversaw the recent property deal and is also marketing the firm's former property.

Robert Stephenson, commercial manager at Bradken, said: "Knight Frank were a massive help five years ago when we initially relocated to Sheffield, so, when we decided we wished to move again, we had no hesitation in asking them to help us find the right property.

"We chose our new building at Dodds Close as we were looking to combine our office and warehouse facilities into one building and this new building provided the perfect solution.

"Once we had decided on Dodds Close, Knight Frank worked closely with us and the landlord to ensure the property was adjusted to suit our needs."

Tim Bottrill, partner at Knight Frank, said: "The new 12,000 sq ft base was the right size and location for Bradken but just required a few interior tweaks to make the space right for them. We oversaw the refurbishment programme for landlord Hallam Gate Trust, which included putting in new staircases and windows."

Bradken is scheduled to move into its new base by the end of September.

Bradken website
Knight Frank website

Images: Bradken


Supported by:
More news...

  © Blogger template Newspaper III by 2008

Back to TOP