Engineering supply group moves into new Halesowen base thanks to Bulleys

The Hayley Fluid Power team with Max Shelley of Bulleys (far left) and John W. Jones (centre in suit).

A West Midlands based distributor of specialist engineering products has moved 20 jobs into a 14,000 sq ft industrial unit in Halesowen, in a deal sealed by Bulleys.

The leading commercial property specialist has attracted Hayley Fluid Power to take the last available unit on the Forge Trading Estate, on Mucklow Hill.

The expanding division is part of the national Hayley Group, distributing hydraulic and pneumatic components, as well as providing related products and services.

The move from its existing premises in Shelah Road, Halesowen, will allow it to plan further growth, including trade counter facilities to further support local business.

Max Shelley, an associate at Bulleys, said: “We’re pleased to have found the right property for Hayley Fluid Power to relocate to, and the improved facilities are just right for the company’s ongoing growth.

“We’re also delighted that we now have full capacity on the Forge Trading Estate, which just goes to show the strong demand for high-quality industrial units in the Midlands.”

John W. Jones, director at Hayley Fluid Power, said: “We have recently increased staff numbers which is why there was a necessity to move, and we definitely see a need for further recruitment once we have moved.

“We were attracted to Forge Trading Estate because of its proximity to our head office and the security of the site given our occasional need for 24/7 operations made it ideal.”

Hayley Fluid Power’s new premises will house offices, stores and hydraulic hose production facilities along with a quality control function and a pneumatic control panel build facility.

Mr Jones added: “Hayley Fluid Power have had meteoric growth supporting Hayley Group’s 44 branches who are actively growing their business. Our mantra is ‘stock, service, people’, and adopting this approach has enabled our local branches to offer unparalleled levels of service.”

Stuart Haydon, portfolio manager at Mucklow, the real estate company which owns Forge Trading Estate, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming Hayley Fluid Power and it will be exciting to see a full and thriving industrial estate.”

Bulleys marketed the Forge Trading Estate as joint agents with Fisher German.