News Amtico to open huge new fa­cil­ity in the city

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

A COVEN­TRY man­u­fac­turer whose up­mar­ket floor­ing is highly prized all over the world over is set to open a new fa­cil­ity in the city.

Amtico, will be ex­pand­ing its Coven­try foot­print by open­ing a new seven-acre plot at the Pi­lot Park Busi­ness Park on Thurs­day.

The Pi­lot Park fa­cil­ity will be­come the cen­tral na­tion­wide dis­tri­bu­tion hub for Amtico’s ex­ten­sive range of lux­ury vinyl tile floor­ing and com­mer­cial car­pet.

It will also house Amtico’s new train­ing academy, which will of­fer eight ded­i­cated cour­ses for floor­ing con­trac­tors and in­stall­ers across the UK.

Amtico’s CEO Jonathan Duck, who is also re­gional chair­man of the West Mid­lands CBI, will wel­come guests and cut the rib­bon to of­fi­cially open the fa­cil­ity.

The new show­piece build­ing is close to Amtico’s ex­ist­ing Coven­try fac­tory, mean­ing the com­pany will re­tain ex­ist­ing staff.

It is not clear at present whether any new jobs are be­ing cre­ated.

Amtico cur­rently em­ploys more than 400 staff at its head of­fice in King­field Road, Coven­try.

The new fa­cil­ity has been con­structed to a high en­vi­ron­men­tal stan­dard and fea­tures so­lar pan­elling on the roof, a cy­clonic wa­ter ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem, a bio di­gester and elec­tric charge points for em­ploy­ees’ cars.

Mark Halls, head of lo­gis­tics at Amtico, said: “We were very keen to ob­tain Pi­lot Busi­ness Park – it’s close to our fac­tory so we can re­tain our staff and con­tinue to sup­port the lo­cal econ­omy, some­thing that’s im­por­tant to us.

“It’s a good size, well-con­structed and meets all our needs for ac­ces­si­bil­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity.

“Amtico con­sider Pi­lot Busi­ness Park to be our show­piece build­ing, sup­port­ing the fu­ture growth plans for the busi­ness.

“It will al­low us to ex­pand our ware­hous­ing and floor­ing school train­ing fa­cil­i­ties – sup­port­ing in­creased sales and pro­duc­tion lev­els as well as new prod­uct ven­tures.”

Amtico is a mar­ket leader in vinyl tile floor­ing with a long her­itage.

For more than 50 years it has been de­sign­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing its in­no­va­tive floor­ing in Coven­try.

Amtico Car­pet com­prises sev­eral col­lec­tions of con­tem­po­rary com­mer­cial floor­ing.

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