Mobility products manufacturer relocates to 64,000 sq ft facility in Derbyshire
A major global player in the mobility products market has taken the lease on a 64,002 sq ft warehouse in Derbyshire, relocating its UK business to the area.
The UK division of US manufacturing giant Pride Mobility will employ around 85 people at its new base at The Nursery in South Normanton, which is three times the size of its previous site.
The firm recently acquired Nottinghamshire-based rise/reclining chair maker Sitting Pretty with a view to relocating its entire operation.
Located on the South Normanton industrial estate, the facility neighbours a raft of established businesses including Eurocell, Alloga UK and GXO Logistics.
Commercial Property Partners (CPP) sealed the deal to bring Pride Mobility to Bolsover District.
Sean Bremner, director at CPP, said: “Staff retention was a key requirement for the tenant and so finding a solution within relative close proximity to their existing premises was important. The company is very brand conscious and Unit 2 offers represents a high quality building to fit the profile of Pride Mobility UK Limited.
“There was a lot of interest in the facility and we’re delighted to have secured Pride Mobility UK Limited whose expansion ambitions can only be good for the area.”
Stephen Wright, operations director at Pride Mobility UK, said: “Thanks to Sean Bremner, CPP and the owners of the building. We have been able to move into this building much quicker than we expected, which in turn has given us the space we desperately needed due to the business growing rapidly since acquiring Sitting Pretty back in July 2021.
“The new building gives us the space we need to move the whole operation under one roof, including dispatching goods from South Normanton instead of our Pride Mobility subsidiary in Oxfordshire and more importantly being able to keep all of our existing staff and their wealth of experience rather than having to relocate the business to a different area.
“From January 2023, Sitting Pretty by Pride Mobility Ltd will be running its newly polished, full-scale operation out of South Normanton for the foreseeable future.”