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Abtech has acquired a new headquarters facility in Sheffield. This purchase represents a significant milestone in the history of the Abtech business and its continued expansion.

From modest beginnings as a supplier of industrial enclosures to the British Coal Board in the 1970’s, Abtech has grown in to a multinational business with a network of agents in over 40 countries. Initially leading the way in the supply of stainless steel enclosures to the then fledgling UK North Sea oil industry, Abtech expanded overseas to become a global supplier of hazardous area enclosures and specialist high voltage solutions.

The new headquarters on Newhall Road in Sheffield, comprises two linked buildings, a dedicated 25,000 sq ft industrial unit and a modern two storey office building of 12,000 sq ft. Abtech will also retain its existing production facilities in Sanderson Street.
This move greatly expands Abtech’s global capability which now includes production facilities and offices in Cumbernauld, Scotland; Houston, Texas; BŁnde, Germany; Singapore; Ridderkerk, Netherlands and Busan, Korea.

Mike Lancashire, Managing Director of Abtech said: "We had been looking for the right property for a couple of years now, having outgrown current production capacity and had the need to lease a number of additional units within the area. We are delighted to have found a new facility which enables us to double our UK production capability. Our new offices also confirm our commitment to a presence in Sheffield and will help to grow our business." He continues “In particular, our new facilities will allow us to focus on developing a new range of lighting solutions. This has been developed in consultation with engineering leaders throughout the oil and gas industry”.

Newhall Road will also be home to Abtech’s sister company Abcon, a control systems business providing tailored industrial vision system solutions to leading UK manufacturers. A new purpose built training facility will be located at the new offices to provide dedicated support for the latest vision system technologies.