Daventry development enables global business expansion

Work has finished on a £1.7 million purpose-built manufacturing headquarters in Daventry.

In 2010 Daventry District Council built a £4.5million premises in Prospect Way on the Royal Oak Industrial Estate in Daventry and leased it to international company Hi-Force Ltd for long-term use as their head office.

Now work has finished on a £1.7m expansion of the premises next door in Morris Road, providing new warehousing facilities that will enable Hi-Force, a global supplier of hydraulic tools, to expand its production.

Four old industrial units in Morris Road were demolished in September to make way for the new building, which is energy efficient and built to high environmental standards.

Alongside warehousing, the development also includes a purpose-built training area where equipment will be used for hands on manufacturing and servicing by Hi-Force, to train its own staff and other companies.

DDC’s economic, regeneration and employment portfolio holder cllr Chris Over said: “Hi-Force has been in Daventry for 40 years and are a real international success story in these challenging economic times.

“We’re pleased to work with local businesses to help them accommodate expansion and growth, and with this a boost to the local economy.”

Group managing director of Hi-Force Kevin Brown said: “The completion of this development is excellent news for us. With our business going from strength-to-strength, it will enable us to free up much-needed space to increase our manufacturing areas to meet a rise in demand globally.”