Henk Jan Klomp: bringing manufacturing back to the UK.
Imperial Sanitary Ware revs up manufacturing in Middlewich
Published: 25 October, 2011
CHESHIRE: With the acquisition of former Ideal Standard manufacturing site in Middlewich, the Imperial Sanitary Ware intends to launch itself into the UK market.
Through its subsidiary Ours Sanitary Ware, Imperial Sanitary Ware will re-start the facility over the next few months, leading to the creation of around 150 Jobs by May 2012.
"The move will restore a manufacturing facility and add many employment opportunities in a community that has served this business site for many generations," said managing director Henk Jan Klomp. "It will bring back skill requirements that were thought to have left the North West many years ago."
The deal was made possible through negotiations in good faith – and the willingness to compromise by all parties involved, Mr Klomp explained. "It would not have been possible without the efforts of many individuals that were capable of stepping over the divides caused by commercial interest.
"We are proud to be re-entering the UK market as a manufacturer and have been overwhelmed by all the support and assistance we have received."