Work and play balance is key to business success

A booming Birmingham business now has more space to work and play after moving to a larger unit at SEGRO’s Kings Norton Business Centre (KNBC).

Mechatronic Solutions, a leading supplier of automation solutions, saw its business grow by 50% last year, thanks to a £1 million contract win to design and build machinery to produce interior trim for the Range Rover Evoque. This growth has led to the company relocating from Sheldon to a site in Melchett Road, KNBC. Measuring 10,261 sq ft, the new unit is double the size of the company’s previous premises.

Taking centre stage at the new premises will be Mechatronic’s kaizen, or playroom, where most of the design team’s creative ideas are generated.

Richard Evans, managing director of Mechatronic Solutions, said: “Putting the customer first has always been our mantra, enabling us to build the business, re-shape it and prepare for the future. The extra working space and kaizen area allows us to constantly review the way we work and improve our services.

“As well as the Land Rover contract, growth came from an expansion of our customer base into new industrial sectors such as business equipment, building products and medical devices. We hope that during our 10-year lease with KNBC, we can continue to grow the business into new industries.”

Jane Leedham, leasing manager at SEGRO, said: “ At SEGRO we want to do all we can to support businesses. We have a diverse range of spaces available, perfect for businesses like Mechatronic Solutions, who need a large unit to accommodate their growing client base and workforce.”

Established in 1986, Mechatronic designs and manufactures innovative manufacturing systems for the automotive, medical and industrial sectors, specialising in integrating engineering solutions with bespoke machinery.

Kings Norton Business Centre is the premier Business Centre in south Birmingham, meeting the business space needs of a diverse range of companies. Located on a 24.3 hectare (60 acre) site, its local management team is able to cater for the needs of the occupiers from its on-site regional office. The estate is maintained on a structured basis providing a first class business and working environment, with tenants benefiting from 24-hour mobile security, CCTV coverage and consequential low crime rates.