Wirtgen Group, an internationally-operating, German-owned company primarily involved in the development and production of machinery for road building and related industries, is set to become the first permanent resident of a brand new business park currently being built in the city of Newark. Wirtgen Group is investing £9.2m in the construction and fit-out of its new UK head office within the business park, which will eventually be home to up to 15 individual units.

Img: Wirtgen Group via newarkadvertiser.co.uk
The new office, which is being built by Lindum Group on a site close to the A17 opposite the existing Newlink Business Park, will bring together staff and resources from Wirtgen Group’s current base in North Hykeham and depot site in Leicester in order to consolidate operations and facilitate the expansion of the firm’s workforce.

Newark was chosen as the new home of the company due to its central location and good transport links, Wirtgen have stated.

Managing director of Wirtgen Group, Mr Paul Holmes, commented on the move, “We are delighted to have found the right premises for our UK operation. This investment is a clear long-term commitment by the Wirtgen Group to further develop our business here.

“The central location of the site, with good transport links, the bespoke design and build service provided by a trusted construction contractor, and the financial package met all our requirements.”

Wirtgen’s workforce has reportedly tripled over the last three years, will further growth expected in the near future; a significant motivation behind the move. Six new jobs will be created immediately as the company move their existing 120 employees across to the new premises, but dozens more are expected to follow once the transition is completed.

Wirtgen Group plan to move into the new offices in June or July of next year.

The company themselves are not the only supporters of the move and the significant investment it represents. One such supporter is Newark MP Robert Jenrick, who stated, “It is a huge investment for Wirtgen and is a big thing for the town.

“We see Newark as the best place to do business in the East Midlands because it has been, since Roman times, the best-connected town, and we are working hard at the Government to make it the best place to do business in the 21st Century.

“Wirtgen will just be the beginning of hopefully many more top companies moving here to offer good quality jobs. It is a world-class company with a very good reputation.”

Mr Andrew Muter, chief executive of Newark and Sherwood District Council, also commented, “This prestigious global brand is the latest sign of confidence in Newark as a great location for business.”

Sam Bonson

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