Wernick Group seizes growth opportunities

Posted on 9 Jan 2015 by The Manufacturer

Wernick Buildings is relocating its manufacturing base to a £3m development at Kenfig Industrial Estate, near Port Talbot.

The modular and portable buildings’ manufacturer’s new factory is expected to be fully working by spring 2015.

The new site, less than 15 miles from itscurrent factory, is hoped to improve output by upwards of 50%. Helpful, as Wernick has increased its turnover by nearly £30m in the past five years, to almost £82m in 2013 (last figures available).

The company, which has several hundred employees nationwide,  has not released whether it will be making a sizeable increase in staff numbers with the new site.

The ten-acre site and increased factory space will also allow for a greater range of modular products to be manufactured.

Andy King, managing director of Wernick Buildings, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the growth of the company.

“Coupled with an increase in staff nationwide and orders already coming in from the recently opened Scottish division, there are exciting times ahead for Wernick Buildings.”

Wernick uses off-site construction methods to offer a wide range of sustainable building solutions for both the public and private sectors. Wernick was established in 1934 it has been owned and run by the Wernick family.

The current chairman of the Wernick Group is David Wernick, grandson of the founder.

With clients ranging from almost all sectors including construction, education, healthcare, MOD, commercial and events, the Group has 37 depots and divisional offices nationwide and a head office in Wickford, Essex.