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Bunn-o-matic launches new European HQ in Solihull

Coffee machine manufacturer relocates from Milton Keynes to new base in the heart of the region

From left: Andrew Rowson, of Johnson Fellows, Simon Green, of Bunn and Ken Salway, of Johnson Fellows
From left: Andrew Rowson, of Johnson Fellows, Simon Green, of Bunn and Ken Salway, of Johnson Fellows

A global coffee machine company has relocated to a new European headquarters in the West Midlands.

Bunn-o-matic has moved from Milton Keynes to a new base on Monkspath Business Park in Shirley.

The company was founded by George Bunn in the 1950s in Illinois and has grown into a global company with operations all over the world.

Birmingham-based chartered surveyor Johnson Fellows provided a range of services to help the Bunn-o-matic move including sourcing the property and project managing the refurbishment.

Building consultancy partner Andrew Rowson said: "It was great to work alongside Bunn to create the company's European headquarters here in the West Midlands.

"Clients will come from across the world to this new facility where they will be shown the coffee machines that Bunn specialises in.

"So it was important that we not only identified the right locations but also delivered a first class environment in which the company can demonstrate its products and provide training."

Prior to the move, the unit was just a warehouse with small offices and toilets and it now contains a reception area, offices, a mezzanine floor for lightweight storage and racking.

The £125,000 project was completed by Shrewsbury-based contractor RE Brown Builders.

Bunn has agreed a ten-year-lease on the 7,815 sq ft unit with landlords Solihull Industrial Owner. It has five staff at the base with plans to increase this.

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