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Leading European pump manufacturer Wilo has celebrated the opening of its transformed UK head office in Burton-upon-Trent following the official opening of the extended facilities by Boris Lombard, Senior Vice President for Wilo’s EU region recently.

The £500,000 extension has transformed the UK head office providing a new and welcoming reception area, extending the office facilities significantly, extending the warehousing areas and adding a new and enlarged Training facility.

The Managing Director of Wilo UK is Gary Mannus: “We’ve seen impressive growth year on year in terms of market share here in the UK and it became clear a while back that we were out-growing our existing head office facilities here in the Midlands. We have expanded our team quickly in the past year or so and we needed additional space to provide an enhanced level of comfort to our employees. We also needed to respond to the increasing requirement for product training from our customers and it was clear we needed more space to do this in the way we wanted to do it. After looking at all the options we decided that expansion here on our current site was the best option and the results of the work we’ve done speak for themselves. We were delighted to be able to welcome some of our senior colleagues from Wilo SE in Germany – Boris Lombard – Senior Vice president Region EU+ – and Marc Stiebing – Senior Vice President Market Segment Building Services – for the official opening. ”

Boris Lombard enjoyed the occasion and was pleased to be able to be on hand to cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the new offices: “These new facilities for Wilo UK are excellent and it was a privilege to be here to declare them officially open,” he said. “Wilo UK continues to make great strides in its marketplaces and these larger premises will play a key part in the further expansion of our business here in this country.”

Gary Wheatley is Wilo UK’s Technical Training Manager and he’s delighted with his new training facilities: “The new training area gives our visitors the opportunity to see Wilo products being operated within a classroom environment in a simulated ‘real life’ installation arrangement. Here at Wilo, we believe strongly in the concept of “learning by doing” – classroom teaching is all well and good and part of the process, but nothing beats actually being able to get your hands on the products and learn how to operate them in a real life scenario.”

Wilo UK offers a wide range of pumps for all applications from small domestic circulators to large commercial pumps. Pumps for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration, water supply and sewage pumps and lifting plants – the range is massive. Wilo also provides a comprehensive servicing capability.

For more information on Wilo pumps and pumping system solutions, click on to www.wilo.co.uk or call 01283 523 000 to talk to the Wilo experts.

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