US chair manufacturer Herman Miller has officially opened its new research, manufacturing and distribution centre in Wiltshire.
Herman Miller opened its new building in Melksham after leaving its two bases in Chippenham and Bath where its products were made and distributed.
Operations director Graham Dean said: “It’s about giving us expansion space to grow in the future.”
Some 150 staff from the two bases have also moved to the new site but its head office will remain in Chippenham.
Portal Mill has a 170,000 sq ft (approx 15,794 sq m) floor space and has been built in the Bower Hill part of town.
Herman Miller was founded in Michigan in 1923 and now has three sites across the UK. Apart from chairs the firm also makes office equipment and fits out office buildings. Herman Miller is a recognised innovator in contemporary interior furnishings, solutions for healthcare environments and related technologies and services.