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Escrick Business Park

News from Escrick Business Park

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New jobs boost as Sumec chooses Escrick HQ

New jobs boost as Sumec chooses Escrick HQ

December 2012

Sumec UK Ltd has taken a 10,000 sq ft warehousing unit at Escrick Business Park and is currently fitting it out with 3000 sq ft of office space to meet growing UK demand for its expanding Phono Solar renewables product range. The company headed by Mariana Hall and her husband Steve, is also planning to use the space to showcase some of the leading edge solar energy technology.

Escrick Business Park is now headquarters for the successful UK company which imports and distributes renewable technology products from China. Originally a subsidiary of Sumec’s European operation, the UK operation gained its independence in 2010 and has gone from strength to strength since then.

Says MD Mariana Hall: “We are at the cutting edge of solar and wind technology and have ambitious growth plans for the business in the UK.  This move reflects that.” 

Sumec’s 12-strong team is moving from Clifton Moor this month while fit-out work on the new premises continues. Once completed, the double unit at Escrick will house extensive warehousing space, a sales and marketing suite, additional offices and an inspection and service repair area. “For us, customer care has always been a major focus not just at the point of sale but going forward,” says after-sales manager Steve Hall. “From our new HQ we have the scope to improve that still further.” 

The company is committed to supporting the local economy.  “For the fit-out most of the suppliers we are using are local – architect, joiners fabricators and plumbers all come from within a mile or so of Escrick Business Park. It matters to us to put something back into the community,” says Steve. 

Sumec UK chose Escrick Business Park because its quality reflects their own business ethos.  “Not only does the park have excellent road access throughout Yorkshire and beyond.  The design, sustainability and the on-site facilities like a crèche and gym make it the right place for us to be, and to grow. We’re delighted to be here and contribute to the local economy,” says Mariana. 

Plans to fit out the building with the next generation renewables technology - which will not only heat the building and power the forklift trucks but also deliver revenue through the feed-in tariffs - will be announced in the new year. 

Sumec is one of a number of businesses with international connections expanding on the Escrick Business Park site. Dutch firm Van Os is looking to take additional space whilst both Riccall Carers and Kleijnen Systematic Reviews have increased the space they now occupy since moving to Escrick. 

Say S Harrison Developments’ Phil Hill: “Escrick Business Park is proving a real winner.  Success breeds success and we are delighted to welcome another thriving and progressive business to the Escrick family.” 

A handful of warehousing and office units remain available – freehold or leasehold – via agents MPC.

picture shows: (l to r) Steve Hall, Mariana Hall and Phil Hill looking at plans for the fit-out of Sumec’s new 10,000 sq ft HQ and warehouse building at Escrick Business Park.