New headquarters for Birmingham-based manufacturer Evac+Chair International
31 May 2020
UK MANUFACTURER Evac+Chair International is investing to future-proof the business as it relocates to Blythe Valley Park in Solihull, Birmingham, near Junction 4 of the M42.
Evac+Chair International is now manufacturing and distributing its products worldwide from the new 38,223 sq ft site. The increased space will allow the manufacturer to continue to grow and develop its products.
Evac+Chair International is the parent company of both Evac+Chair – the manufacturer of emergency evacuation solutions – and Paraid, the manufacturer of medical patient transportation solutions.
Located alongside a number of established technology businesses, Blythe Valley Park is the perfect location for Evac+Chair International to streamline the efficiencies of its manufacturing operations and continue its focus on R&D and product development. Ultimately, the new site will help to secure the future growth of the business and, as a result, the safety of building occupants and healthcare patients worldwide.
Speaking to Fire Safety Matters about the move, Gerard Wallace (managing director of Evac+Chair International) said: “We’ve been based at our old site for over 35 years, so we are all extremely excited to make the move to our new and much larger premises. The current situation is undoubtedly challenging for every business, but by working closely with the NHS we have been able to continually support the healthcare sector.”
Wallace added: “At Evac+Chair International, our core goal is to ensure safety, whether that be for building occupants in the event of an emergency or hospital patients during transportation. In moving to the new site, the safety of our team is our main priority. The increased space will enable us to ensure social distancing procedures are rigorously maintained at all times.”
Importantly, Wallace concluded: “The site will also realise a new and improved working environment for the whole team, including the ‘Evac+Café’, a new showroom for our product ranges, extensive meeting facilities and the potential to develop an on-site training academy in the future.”
*For further information visit www.evacchair.co.uk