Mike and Kirsty McHugh at the new purpose-built Hyco premises.

Mike and Kirsty McHugh at the new purpose-built Hyco premises.

Hyco doubles in size

Published:  04 August, 2011

CASTLEFORD: Water and space heating equipment specialist Hyco Manufacturing is celebrating its relocation, on Wakefield Europort, to new, purpose-built headquarters.

The new 26 000sq ft premises at Normandy Court are more than twice the size of the company’s previous 12 000sq ft home.

The move will enable the company to meet growing demand for its products, and to implement a series of improvements designed to give customers and staff a better deal.

Enhanced research and development facilities in the new building include the addition of a testing area for product development. Hyco has also improved customer service with a new trade counter for customers to collect products in person, as well as the creation of a much larger stockolding area.

The company’s relocation has also enabled Hyco to roll out its recruitment programme, which will see the team expand from 15 to 23 staff over the next three years. A new area sales manager and sales executive are already on board, with more jobs for local people on the way.

Hyco managing director Mike McHugh said: “The move has been planned since last year so it is exciting and inspiring to be in our new home, with plenty of room for expansion. The extra space and improved facilities have given us a good chance to reflect on our business and its operations. We have a real focus on how to take Hyco to the next level now.

He added: “The move itself was a feat that proved our excellent Hyco team spirit. Everyone – from directors, to office and warehouse staff – helped with the relocation. For the week of the move we continued to operate, dispatching goods daily, with all of our stock available for next-day delivery. That is a real achievement and I’m really proud of our incredible team."

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