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NTM-GB, a Finnish family-owned company, has announced its plans to set up a new manufacturing facility in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
The company develops, manufactures, sells and maintains refuse and recycling collection vehicles, on a global scale. It also specialises in ‘narrow access’ refuse trucks – a niche and growing market in the UK.
The company previously had an assembly plant in the UK, but with a growing order book they needed to find premises in the West Midlands that could accommodate their needs.
Mike Harris, Company Accountant for NTM-GB explained: “We knew we wanted the business to stay within the West Midlands. Worcestershire came out as our top choice because of the skilled workforce available in the region and its central location to the UK’s motorway network.
“The endless support from the local partners solidified our decision to move to Worcestershire”, added Mr Harris.
NTM-GB’s initial investment into Worcestershire is expected to create and safeguard 75 skilled/semi-skilled jobs over the next five years. It is anticipated that their new facility will be ready by the middle of the year and will house their training facility.
“Worcestershire came out as our top choice because of the skilled workforce available in the region and its central location to the UK’s motorway network. The endless support from the local partners solidified our decision to move to Worcestershire.”
“What’s important to us is that we’re close to an established automotive industry. This means supply chains are extremely efficient and we can find staff with the right skills and experience.”
“We chose Worcestershire for our European HQ and UK manufacturing facility because of its great location – it is close to motorways, airports and shipping ports.”
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“Worcestershire is a second home to me. There is always a spring in my step as I cross the bridge over the River Severn at Worcester to arrive at New Road, the most beautiful cricket ground in the world. As Patron of Worcestershire County Cricket Club, I am impressed by the new hotel and stadium development which will be a huge asset for the club, city and county for many years to come.”
Former Governor of the Bank of England
“The most important part of our business is our people. We wanted to retain their experience, expertise and intellectual capacity and that’s why we chose to stay here in Malvern. Besides which, we have a good quality of life here. Worcestershire is a great place to live and consequently our staff retention levels are high.”