Jobs to be created as manufacturer names date for HQ move
Grangers International, the manufacturer of aftercare brands Cherry Blossom, Fabsil and Grangers, has confirmed that work is complete and its new headquarters near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, will officially open in February 2019.
In March this year, the firm said the move will create a “significant” amount of jobs.
The keys to the new 43,000 sq ft headquarters at Markham Vale, built by G F Tomlinson in partnership with Henry Boot Developments, were handed over to Grangers International on Friday (30 November).
Occupying a 2.8 acre site, the new custom-built headquarters will bring all of the business’ core functions under one roof including its manufacturing arm, distribution, finance, design, sales and marketing teams.
Grangers International, which was founded and set up operations in Watford more than 80 years ago, has partnerships and supplies private label aftercare to some of the biggest footwear, clothing and outdoor equipment brands in the world. These partnerships include Dr Martens, Ecco, Jack Wolfskin and Rapha.
The company moved to Alfreton in Derbyshire in 1990, continuing to manufacture an increasingly wide range of aftercare solutions including its waterproofing, cleaning and protection products for technical clothing as well as footwear and equipment, under the Grangers brand.
Karolina Jones, general manager at Grangers International, said: “Grangers International has just recorded its biggest year of growth on record and the company has seen over 40% international year-on-year growth in volume for the second year running in 2018.
“The new custom-built headquarters represents a core component of our growth strategy and provides the company with a high-quality centre for operations that will help to drive growth both in the UK and abroad.”
Andy Sewards, G F Tomlinson managing director, said: “It has been a real pleasure to work with Grangers and Henry Boot Developments on this scheme.
“We hope everyone based at the new headquarters will enjoy working in the building as much as we enjoyed delivering it.”
Jones, who has worked for the company for over 29 years added: “This is an exciting time for Grangers International, which I am proud and delighted to be a part of as the company continues to be recognised for its innovative and market-leading aftercare brands.”