East Yorkshire manufacturer Timloc Building Products is to become the latest in a string of big-name companies to move to Ozone Business Park in Howden.
The company, which is part of Alumasc Group PLC, joins national operators Warburtons, TNT, Image Data Group and DPD on the park which is being brought forward by leading property developer, Horncastle Group PLC.
They are relocating from Rawcliffe Road in Goole to a purpose-built, 88,000sqft two-storey unit to facilitate the expansion of its manufacturing capacity. The move will also provide better access to the motorway network than its current location, as Ozone Business Park lies less than a mile from Junction 37 of the M62.
Michael Leaf, divisional managing director at Timloc, said the move was fantastic news for the company and will support the company’s future growth plans.
Mr Leaf said: “Timloc is a well-known and trusted brand in the building products sector, supplying the UK’s leading national and independent builders’ merchants. To ensure our success continues, we are looking to expand our manufacturing and warehouse operations”.
“To facilitate that, we need a modern, purpose-built building with better access to and from our site, but also to the motorway network. Ozone Business Park fulfils all those requirements, but crucially, is close to our current base in Goole, so the move will not impact negatively on our workforce.”
Mr Leaf added that Ozone Business Park was the perfect size for Timloc’s requirements.
“On a really big business park it would be easy to lose your identity,” he said. “So, while Ozone Business Park hosts some excellent national companies, it is not so big as to make finding individual businesses difficult or for customers, suppliers or logistics companies to negotiate their way around, which is a huge asset.”
Ian Hodges, managing director of Horncastle Group, said he was delighted Ozone Business Park continued to attract well-known, successful companies.
He said: “Timloc Building Products is a fantastic local company whose success means it is in need of premises that truly befit its future development requirements”.
“We are very pleased Timloc has found that at Ozone Business Park, as this means the company will remain as dedicated as ever to the local area, further strengthening the local employment hub.”
Work has started to prepare the site and construction is expected to be finished by October 2017. Once completed, the building will be retained by Horncastle Group and leased to Timloc on a long-term basis.