Sales growth prompts move for Midlands engineering company after property agents John Truslove secure bigger premises
A West Midlands firm specialising in repairs, spares and sales of Mazak machining equipment has seen surging demand for its services from around the world, prompting a move to new premises enabled by commercial property agents John Truslove.
Stuart Vann and his three-strong team at Maz Service & Repair Ltd have seen business soaring by nearly 50 per cent this year, with working coming from as far afield as California, Turkey, Egypt and Australia.
As a result, the Worcestershire-based company approached agents John Truslove to find bigger premises.
Stuart Vann said: “Ian Parker at John Truslove listened to what we needed and suggested a site that wasn’t even on our radar. He took us there and as soon as we saw it, we realised it was perfect for our needs, with a much bigger sales area.”
The company has now moved into the 4,817 sq ft unit at 26 Dunlop Road, on the Hunt End industrial estate in Redditch, on a five year lease at £31,300 per annum.
Now Mr Vann and his team are wasting no time making use of their extra space.
“It’s about twice the size of our previous premises. As things traditionally slow down in December we are gearing up to make the best us of the space, including some marketing video using drones to get overhead views of all the machines in operation.
“We have used video as a marketing tool during the Covid-19 pandemic but normally people will travel from all over the country, see the machines in operation and seal the deal there and then. They are that impressive.”
Stuart Vann launched the business 20 years ago, offering servicing and sales of the renowned Mazak machining centres as well as CNC and XYZCAM routers – computer controlled machines which use a high speed rotating cutter to produce shapes in wood and plastics for UPVC windows, theatre sets and leisure and shop fitting industries.
The firm also specialises in Mazak drive repairs and supplies of spares – the side of the business that has seen dramatic overseas growth as Maz Service & Repair’s reputation for quality work has spread.
Ian Parker, joint managing director at John Truslove, said: “When Stuart came to see us it rapidly became clear to me that the unit at Dunlop Road would be ideal for their purposes. As the premier commercial property agent in this area we have an unrivalled portfolio of industrial and office premises that will suit any company – our skill is in matching the right tenant with the right premises and the right landlord, which is exactly what we did in this case.
“We look forward to seeing Maz Service & Repair continue to grow and flourish.”
Solicitors Wilkes Partnership, in Shirley, Solihull, acted for Maz Service & Repair in the lease negotiations.
Redditch-based chartered surveyors and valuers John Truslove was recently named Most Active Agent in Worcestershire in the Radius Data Exchange survey produced in conjunction with EG, the commercial property market magazine.
Joint managing director Ian Parker was also named Worcestershire Dealmaker of the Year AND Warwickshire Dealmaker of the Year for 2020. The survey year, which runs from August to August, saw John Truslove record a 36% increase in deals negotiated over the 12 months.
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