An artist’s impression of the new headquarters for IMI Truflo Marine at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Birmingham
Construction of a ‘state of the art’ centre of engineering excellence for IMI Truflo Marine – a world-leading manufacturer of critical flow control solutions – has started at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Birmingham (AMH).
A groundbreaking ceremony has been staged at the site in the West Midlands on a new manufacturing and design facility.
Barberry Industrial, a West Midlands-based property investor and developer, was selected to purchase the site from Birmingham City Council and Homes England and deliver the 57,000ft2
headquarters and manufacturing building on behalf of IMI Truflo Marine.
The engineering company will relocate to the manufacturing hub in Witton from its existing facility nearby on a 15-year lease. The move not only safeguards the futures of its existing skilled workforce but will also lead to new creat creation.
Attending the groundbreaking ceremony were Roy Twite CEO of IMI plc, Barberry Industrial Development Director Jonathan Robinson and Councillor Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham City Council. Practical completion of the building is expected in Q3 2021.
IMI Truflo Marine is part of IMI Critical Engineering – a world-leading provider of critical flow control solutions that enable vital energy and process industries to operate safely, cleanly, reliably and more efficiently.
IMI Truflo Marine managing director Mark Bloxham said: “I am delighted to see the project underway. The new facility will not only create a world-class manufacturing facility for our customers, our employees and our stakeholders but will also serve as a centre of engineering excellence to support our market.”
Barberry Industrial’s Jon Robinson said: “It is great news for Birmingham and the Advanced Manufacturing Hub. It represents another excellent piece of business, with the private and public sector creating further investment and jobs for the city.
“IMI has a long and successful history with the city, and the skills and talents of local people has helped the company develop and grow into the global business it is today employing around 11,000 people.”
He added: “The new headquarters and manufacturing facility we are developing for IMI Truflo Marine will match the company’s global ambitions and align with the expectations of its customers around the world and assist them in continuing to grow their business here in Birmingham.”
Councillor Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “As we work towards Birmingham’s post-Covid-19 economic recovery, this investment is a significant vote of confidence in our city, creating jobs and opportunities at a time when they are sorely needed.”