High-growth Grimsby engineering firm opens strategic second office

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 8 May 2018

Grimsby-based multi-discipline engineering firm, Technica, has bolstered its national growth plans with the opening of a new office strategically located between Manchester and Birmingham. 

The company has chosen Congleton, Cheshire as the base, building on the state-of-the-art headquarters on Cherry Tree Business Park, South Humberside Industrial Estate. 

Technica specialises in major infrastructure requirements in the energy, fuel and utility sectors.

The former dairy farm location is just off the M6, connecting Bristol and Birmingham with the North West. 

Richard Law, business development director at Technica, said: “Our head office in Grimsby is a fantastic site but it’s not so easily accessible for many of our clients and suppliers over in the West and Midlands.

“At the same time, the business is growing rapidly and we require additional presence and resources to attract and recruit good engineers from other areas throughout the UK to meet operational demand.

“The new Congleton office is located just 10 minutes from the M6 so represents the ideal opportunity for our customers, who may be travelling up and down the country, to pop in and meet with us or use the office as a base to work from.”

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Founded in 2003, Technica moved from Cleethorpe Road to its hugely overhauled premises in a £750,000 expansion as it celebrated its 10th anniversary. It now employs 50 people. 

Mr Law said: “Featuring a large meeting room with video conferencing facilities and desk space for additional design and project engineers, the premises will enable us to take on new people and give us greater access to our existing clients as well as approaching new prospects.

“We will be within practical commuting distance of Manchester, Liverpool, Stoke and Birmingham which will open up both fresh business development opportunities and a new pool of regional engineering talent for us to tap into.”

Technica prides itself in delivering complex engineering, construction and installation, mechanical design, build and installation projects on behalf of the largest gas infrastructure companies in the UK.

It has recently completed major projects for National Grid’s gas systems as well as building up substantial experience in liquefied petroleum gas handling systems.

John Davison, managing director, said: “It has always been our intention to open additional Technica offices in other parts of the UK and the chance to take space at Somerford Business Court has arisen at an opportune time. Having an office in Cheshire will further enhance our overall capacity and support our ambitious plans for sustained expansion and job creation over the next few years.”

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