Semcon plans recruitment drive after property deal at tournament fields

Semcon Product Information has signed a deal with the CWC Group to move to a bespoke 27,400sq ft premises at the Tournament Fields business park just off the M40.

CWC, who owns the park, said it has now started fast-track construction works on site with completion of the main shell scheduled for September 2015.

The fit-out work, including installing a new mezzanine floor, will allow Semcon to trade from its new location early next year.

Semcon first moved to Warwickshire 7 years ago and employs 140 staff in Kineton, but expects to grow that to 200 following the move.

“We started in Kineton 7 years ago with around 35 staff and have grown throughout that time, but we now operate out of four separate buildings and really need to be housed in one,” said Torsten Sundin, Semcon’s country manager for product information.

“We needed a more suitable and efficient building for the work we do and we wanted to create a better environment for our staff and also for our customers.

We predominantly work in the automotive industry and Jaguar Land Rover is a major customer in the UK, so our new centre will be perfectly located between its research and development facilities at Gaydon and Whitley.

We have been constantly looking for a site and a location which will suit all those needs and at the same time allow us to continue our growth, and Tournament Fields fits all those requirements with the added bonus of giving us great visibility.”

Much of Semcon’s work centres around producing aftermarket information for automotive manufacturers and technicians who work on vehicles.