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Motor-maker Parvalux opens new £30m HQ in Poole

02 January, 2024

The UK motors and gearboxes manufacturer, Parvalux, has officially opened a new £30m headquarters building in Poole, Dorset, which brings together operations which were previously spread across three sites. The company, which was acquired by the Swiss motor-maker maxon in 2018, is hoping to double in size by 2030.

The new 13,000m2 site will house the company’s workforce of almost 200 people. Parvalux claims to be the UK’s largest manufacturer of fractional horsepower, geared electric motors, with a portfolio that covers AC motors up to 250W, as well as permanent magnet DC motors and brushless DC motors up to 600W. It also makes the gearheads that can be paired with the motors.

Material delivery trains on the production floor will reduce the need for manual labour, allowing staff to focus on production. An app developed by the company’s logistics department tracks where stock is located, speeding up the materials-picking process and saving time when locating materials for orders.

The new building has more than 1,500 solar photovoltaic panels – one of the largest installations of solar panels on a single building in southern England – and these are expected to reduce the company’s CO2 emissions by around 343 tonnes a year.

Parvalux’s new headquarters will house almost 200 staff

According to Parvalux’s managing director, Doug Sheppard, the new factory “represents the commitment the maxon group has towards the future of Parvalux.”

• Parvalux has appointed Ben Smith as its new UK sales manager. He has more than 10 years’ of motor and mechatronics experience, including periods working for Bonfiglioli and TEC Electric Motors. Smith will support OEM customers in the UK and Ireland, and joins Parvalux as it sets out to expand customer support in its home market.

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