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£1m investment doubles automation firm’s office space

02 February, 2015

HMK Automation & Drives, which claims to be the UK’s largest independent supplier of motion products, has completed a £1m refurbishment of its head office in Congleton, Cheshire, including a new 7,000ft2 (650m2) logistics centre that has more than doubled the company’s office space.

The refurbished, open-plan office includes quiet working zones, a breakout room with a games area, and several meeting rooms. It was opened officially recently by Brian Holliday, director of Siemens Industry Automation division, HMK’s CEO, Carl Krajewski, and its MD, Gary Kitchin.

HMK is a distribution partner for Siemens Industry. The family owned and run business was established 35 years ago.

“We see this investment as a commitment to growing the Siemens portfolio and meeting our customers’ future demands,” says CEO Krajewski.

HMK's MD Gary Kitchin (left) with Brian Holiday from Siemens (centre) and HMK CEO Carl Krajewski (right) at the opening of the refurbished offices

MD Kitchin, who has seen the company grow into a multi-million pound business, is forecasting further growth. “We certainly welcome the opportunity to create more jobs in the North West,” he says. “Our dedication to engineering enables us to recruit the brightest young engineering minds of today. Our aim is to attract the best people to join company.”

The refurbished head office will also be used to run in-house and external training courses in purpose-built training rooms using up-to-date technology and innovative learning techniques.




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