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New multi-million pound global headquarters opens

A £15 million headquarters for what is described as a "world leading manufacturer" has officially opened its doors in Gloucestershire.

TBS Engineering is the business which has moved into the 100,000sq ft purpose-built manufacturing and engineering plant at Gloucester Business Park in Brockworth.

The site also includes 80,000 sq ft of manufacturing space together with offices.

"We're incredibly proud of our new headquarters. It marks the start of another exciting era for us developing the latest innovations in world-leading lead acid battery assembly equipment for our customers," said David Longney, group managing director for TBS, which makes lead acid battery assembly and plate manufacturing equipment.

Viv Empson, group finance and HR director, said: "It has all the latest modern facilities to continue to attract and retain the best industry talent into one of the most rewarding careers, and for us to expand our engineering capabilities, while minimising our carbon footprint."

The launch coincides with TBS celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Today the energy storage specialist turns over £50m and employs more than 225 people around the world from its operations in China, USA, Canada and the UK.

Construction of the development began in June 2017 and completed in April 2018, before TBS began a phased transition into the new building. Its previous premises at Lansdown Industrial Estate in Cheltenham will close from September 1.

Speaking of the future David said: "TBS is on a remarkable journey. We continue to lead the way in automation and innovation in our sector. From machines that produced just one battery per minute 30 years ago, to up to ten per minute today.

"With every advancement we create a safer, and greener more efficient industry."

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