AB Dynamics announces move to new premises
ONE of Bradford on Avon’s leading employers is moving to a new £9 million state-of the-art purpose-built factory and offices.
Anthony Best Dynamics, a supplier of innovative, high quality test equipment to the global automotive industry, is relocating on October 30 to a facility located less than a mile away from its current premises.
The company has been located at its current site on Holt Road since 1986. It is moving to Middleton Drive next to the Kingston Farm housing development.
The new facility will be officially opened on October 5 by HRH Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester. Civic dignitaries including Bradford on Avon mayor, Cllr David Garwood, will also attend.
The long-awaited move comes as a result of AB Dynamics’ phenomenal growth over the past few years, which has seen the workforce increase to over 100 people.
The company has more than doubled its floor space and, in the past four years, tripled its revenue and quadrupled its profit.
Chief Executive Officer Tim Rogers said:
“The relocation of our operation to the Middleton Drive site is the culmination of an exciting year for us in 2017. As well as agreeing a partnership with Williams F1 to develop a driving simulator for the international automotive market, we have many other exciting new products in development. This is affirmation that AB Dynamics continues to go from strength to strength, now recognised as a key partner to the global automotive industry, having supplied innovative solutions for over 30 years.”
AB Dynamics continues to recruit at a rapid pace and has even invested in further space around the new 39,000 square feet site as an overflow for its continually expanding workforce.
It is retaining its existing premises for expansion. “We are growing so rapidly, we need all the space we can get,” a spokesperson said.
The company initially provided noise, vibration, and suspension engineering services to the automotive industry and has developed a cutting-edge product portfolio with the design and manufacture of driving robots, remote driving systems, large static test rigs and advanced driving simulators, to become a world leader in this field with over 95% of its output exported to markets overseas.
It has supplied virtually every major automotive company in the world and has a global network of sales representatives.