New £15 million global HQ revealed for Gloucestershire engineering business

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TBS Engineering, the world’s leading manufacturer of lead acid battery assembly and plate manufacturing equipment has revealed its new £15 million UK headquarters in Gloucestershire

The 100,000 sq ft purpose-built manufacturing and engineering facility at Gloucester Business Park includes 80,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space.

TBS Group Managing Director David Longney said: “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.

Viv Empson, Group Finance and HR Director added: “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. The energy storage specialist turns over £50 million and employs over 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  premises at Lansdown Industrial Estate in Cheltenham will close in September

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.”

The company celebrated the launch of its new HQ and 50th anniversary over two days in June.

Families of TBS employees enjoyed an open day and tour of the new facility before an official ribbon cutting ceremony, with speeches from TBS Group Managing Director, David Longney and Tom Valvo, Chief Operating Officer of parent company MiTek Industries.

The 50-year celebrations continued the next day as they celebrated 50 remarkable years of achievement at a special gala dinner at the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.