An international electronics company has provided a shot in the arm for the West Midlands by opting against a relocation out of the area.
Pro-face, which provides intelligent, touchscreen computers to factories across the world, is moving from Orchard Court in Binley to plush new surroundings at the Cobalt Centre near Coventry Airport.
The firm employs seven UK staff but has bases around the globe, including a head office in Amsterdam.
Stuart Banbrook, UK general manager, has overseen the move to the Cobalt Centre and also looks after Pro-face’s operations in Eastern Europe, including the Czech Republic and Poland.
He said the company’s customer base had grown nationally and internationally but Coventry remained the best place from which to do business.
“We do still do business here in the city,” he said. “It is not as much as we used to do but we operate across the country and all around the world.
“Coventry, however, still remains the perfect position for us in the UK and the Cobalt Centre is ideally located because we can get straight onto the motorway network and have Birmingham International Airport within easy reach.
“I have to travel across Europe and the world to help grow the business and I believe this is the perfect place to be if you want to do that.”
The Cobalt Centre has been created by Cobalt Developments and Pro-face was assisted in its move by commercial property specialists Shortland Horne who market the development along with Bromwich Hardy.
Chris Swan, of Cobalt Developments, said: “Pro-face have been looking around for some time and it is great that we could provide them with the home they needed here. There is very good interest in the last few office units here and we are currently in strong negotiations with other interested parties.”