Global manufacturer expands into UK market at Coventry business park

A global manufacturer in metalworking technologies has expanded into the UK market – setting up a commercial facility at a Coventry business park.

AMOB UK, which provides one of the biggest ranges of specialised equipment for the tube and pipe bending industry worldwide, has become the latest tenant to move into the Pilot Trade Centre in Coventry.

Hailing from Portugal, the company has commercial facilities in a range of countries including Spain and France and a worldwide network of more than 70 agents – which now includes the new unit.

The move on to the park – which is in close proximity to Coventry airport – was facilitated by agents Bromwich Hardy, and was a perfect fit for the company as it is a dedicated trade-only park.

Tom Wood, Managing Director for the British branch of AMOB, said Pilot Trade Centre proved the perfect place with its excellent links and location.

“AMOB wanted to expand into the country and now seemed like the perfect opportunity for the company to break into the market.

“Not only will we be selling AMOB machinery, we will have a separate company in operation to sell other brands within the sector. The hope is that as the business becomes established and grows here and the plan is to create more jobs.

“Pilot Trade Centre seemed the perfect choice as it has direct links to a number of motorways and is still so close to Coventry city centre.”

AMOB was originally founded in 1960 by António Martins Oliveira Barros (AMOB) and has become a respected name within the industry and designs, develops, retails and services a variety of products for automobile, shipping, aeronautics, construction and more.

With AMOB UK taking up residence at the park, it means that 13 of the 14 units have now either been filled or under offer, with just one unit remaining.

David Penn, Partner at Bromwich Hardy, said that AMOB was an excellent addition to the business park, which overlooks the A46.

“AMOB is a global brand that is well-known and respected within the manufacturing sector so we are pleased that they have set up at the site,” said David.

“We are getting a lot of interest for the last unit that is available. The fact that many well-known organisations, such as AMOB, Screwfix and Autoglass, have taken space here, demonstrates the quality of the development and the location.”