Temporary buildings manufacturer, Spaciotempo has had to take on almost a dozen new members of staff to help the company meet growing demand as the UK continues to battle a chronic shortage of warehouse space.
Midlands-based Spaciotempo, the only company in the UK to manufacture and install its own structures, expanded operations last year, investing £4m into new product innovations.
It has also introduced a range of innovative new products including LED energy efficient lighting, and an improved, quick to install guttering system, all intended to offer customers greater choice and swifter installations.
Managing director, Scott Jameson explained: “We have seen a trend of sales growth at Spaciotempo, which began five years ago and, in particular, saw our hire fleet side of the business grow by 10%.
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“This is showing that firms see the benefits of temporary structures that not only offer a solution for fixing short-term space problems, but are also structures that are built to last. Many companies are opting for temporary structures as opposed to permanent on account of significantly reduced building costs, speed of construction and fewer planning challenges to face.
“Our strong year last year has resulted in our need to expand the team, and we are delighted to welcome our 11 new recruits and we look forward to an equally as good, if not better, 2017.”
Providing temporary buildings for a wide range of sectors including manufacturing and distribution, education and leisure, Spaciotempo has its eyes firmly focused on expanding operations further in 2017 in line with demand and continually looks at innovation as a key component to success.
He continued: “It’s critical that we evolve our business, not just expanding in terms of our operational capability or increasing our product portfolio, but also looking at innovation from within to continuously improve our operations and, more importantly, adding greater value to the service we offer to our customers.
“While we have increased the amount of installation teams out in the field, we felt it a priority to separate aftersales service and care from the day-to-day operations and have set up a dedicated department now wholly focused on supporting our customers from the completion of an installation and for as long as they need us. We’ve increased capacity in our in-house CAD design department, marketing team and sales support. And, we’ve upgraded our warranties, making our aftersales commitment to customers all the more stronger.”
The past 12 months have seen Spaciotempo has worked with schools, airports, ports, manufacturers, logistics and catering companies, securing contracts with companies including Triumph Motors, Pinewood Studios, Countrywide Farmers and The Wilkins Group.
Jameson concluded: “What is clear is that there is an emerging picture evolving where companies, whatever the sector, see semi-permanent buildings as a real, cost-effective and sustainable option to increase space. We are confident more and more will follow their lead, especially if rental costs continue to rise and warehouse space continues to be in short supply.”