A redevelopment of the Former Owen Logistics Building by occupier Vector International in Port Talbot was officially opened last week in a Grand Opening Ceremony.
With a 29 week programme, WRW were responsible for the part demolition and redevelopment of the existing industrial building to form a new two-storey office and workshop facility. A section of the existing warehouse remained in operation whilst the works were carried out meaning careful consideration was given to ensure minimal disruption to the workers.
Minister of Economy, Science and Transport, Edwina Hart and Dr. Mohsen Sohi, Speaker of the Management Board, Freudenberg & Company opened the new facility in the presence of the facility’s workers and Freudenberg company representatives.
The Minister said, “Freudenberg’s facility in Port Talbot is very impressive and is testament to the company’s commitment to, and investment in, the area and the workforce’s skills and dedication. I am delighted Welsh Government support has enabled the company to develop the facility and increase the workforce to nearly 300 employees. It is a signal of the company’s long term commitment to Port Talbot and its faith in Wales as a great place to do business.”
Vector International is a subsidiary of Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies, a German family owned global solutions provider of innovative seal solutions and differentiated seal products to the global oil and gas industry. The project has been successfully handed over to Vector International and expands WRW’s portfolio of creating commercial and industrial facilities in Wales.