The premises comprise a production area of some 3,000m2 and a large yard area for storing products. Peikko has had its own sales and engineering team in the same area since 2006.
The first products to be manufactured are related to precast connections, such as HPKM Column Shoes and HPM Anchor Bolts.
Once the operations are stabilised, the intent is to expand the product offering and scale of operations rapidly in the years to come. It is estimated that the manufacturing will be started during Q1-Q2/2022 with a team of 10-15 employees.
"To be able to serve our British customers and grow the business further in the environment of increasing logistics costs and import documentation, it is imperative for Peikko to have a more local approach," said Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation.
"We also believe that we can grow our customer loyalty considerably by improved service levels. I am happy on our first steps of British manufacturing, and at the same time very proud that Peikko's products now also have a ‘Made in the UK' label."