adi Group is announcing the opening of a new facility adjacent to its Birmingham headquarters, allowing the firm’s Automation division to double its manufacturing capacity.

Due to an increase in demand for the company’s services, with a variety of new clients coming onboard, the new building was a much-needed addition to allow it to boost its production capability.

As a UL certified control panel manufacturing facility, the new building will enable the division to build UL certified control panels, significantly enhancing its product offering.

Commenting on the launch of the new facility, managing director of adi Automation Kevin Parsons said: “We are thrilled to be able to boost our manufacturing capacity to such a considerable extent.

“Our UL certification will allow our company to reach new heights within our business growth plan, and to deliver even more exceptional solutions for our clients.”

Housing around 30 people, the new facility will also serve as a training facility for both staff training and external training, offering relevant resources to help its clients to better understand the systems adi Automation utilises and also the services the rest of the Group provides, further enhancing the adi/client relationship.

The building will allow for staff training at all levels and for a variety of purposes, creating new exciting ways for adi apprentices and employees to work towards their professional goals.

“Our outstanding new facility has been designed for the training and upskilling of all adi employees in mind, from apprentices, to engineers, to managers and directors,” said Kevin.

“Upskilling our employees and providing them with first-class opportunities for growth and development is a vital part of our business model at adi. We aim to supply a range of opportunities for technical and professional development training across different areas of the industry.” A crucial aspect of adi Group’s mission is to drive growth and create more employment opportunities within the engineering industry as a whole, which the business facilitates by offering best-in-class pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships, as well as striving to build a highly diverse workforce.

By doubling its manufacturing capacity, the company has created new job opportunities at different levels for both established professionals and young talent looking to enter the engineering sector, working towards closing the STEM skills gap.   “The addition of the new building shows the sheer growth and development of our company, but also that we are prepared to evolve to meet the changing needs of clients, and the industry,” added Kevin.

“By recruiting new engineers as well as upskilling our employees, with our new facility, we are actively investing in the future of engineering. We are committed to helping grow the industry and continue to deliver the very best products and solutions to our customers, and this is yet another vital step in the right direction.”