A Warwickshire law firm has helped a German design company to expand its UK hub in the Midlands within hours.
Aut-Tech Automation completed the expansion at University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation Centre in Binley in 16 hours, working alongside centre manager Karen Aston and solicitors, Wright Hassall.
Aut-Techhas built a strong reputation in the planning and design of production and inspection tools for major automotive manufacturers.
Andafter moving into the park in June 2009, the company has seen an upsurge in demand to the point it had to increase office space to cope.
MartinDavis, general manager of Aut-Tech-Automation, said: “Acquiring more customers requires extra space to allow us to facilitate multiple customers simultaneously.
“In addition we need the space for our team to work within.
“Asit is an international company we have colleagues from overseas working within our office on a regular basis, also we are in the process of recruiting local university students, so the expansion was a necessity.
“Weare delighted to be able to stay in the same facility as not only does it make the development easier, the centre is ideally situated as many of our automotive and engineering customers are Midlands-based. This allows us to build up strong relationships with our customers.”
The move – which would usually take a couple of weeks to complete – took just 16 hours.
Barry Sankey part of Wright Hassall’s commercial property team, acted on behalf of the Science Park in the deal.
Hesaid: “It was 16 hours from the moment Aut-Tech decided which unit they wanted, to actually moving into the new space, which is something of a record.
“As it is apermanent lease, this type of contract usually takes up to three weeks to secure. But thanks to the well co-ordinated efforts of everybody involved we were able to turn it round very quickly – an excellent example of great teamwork.”
ScienePark manager Karen Aston, added: “It is great news that the Aut-Tech team is staying with us because we have managed to build a great working relationship with them, as the efficiency of this move shows.
“Thisagreement also demonstrates the rapid, professional service we provide. This is part of the culture of the park and it is something we are extremely proud of.”
Wright Hassall is based in Leamington. The firm has 29 partners and a total of 204 employees.