US-headquartered light equipment manufacturer Thunder Group has doubled the size of its distribution base in Sheffield.
In order to support the expansion of its growing business across the UK and Europe, its warehouse area in the Claywheels Lane Business Park now has an additional 14,273ft2 to add to the group’s existing 15,265ft2 unit.
This move involves expanding into two newly refurbished units, which the firm did with the assistance of property investment company St. Modwen, which owns and manages Claywheels Lane Business Park.
Thunder Group has agreed a 6 year lease with St. Modwen. The site is Thunder Group’s newest distribution centre and is its only base outside of the US.
The firm expects to create five new jobs in the Sheffield region as a result of the expansion.
John Hewitt, operations manager at Thunder Group, said: “There is growing demand for our products across the UK and Europe so it is critical that we have the capacity to grow in order to meet customer demand. The only factor that was holding us back was warehouse space. Through working with St. Modwen and Knight Frank we have now effectively doubled our capacity and have the right infrastructure in place to support our continued expansion into new markets.”
Paul Brustad, asset and development manager for St. Modwen, said: “Claywheels Lane is the ideal location for Thunder Group’s expansion. Not only is it in close proximity to Sheffield City Centre and the M1, but it also benefits from high quality units and St. Modwen’s flexible approach to lettings. We look forward to seeing further success from Thunder Group in the future.”
Thunder Group is a specialist in polycarbonate and melamine tableware and cookware. The manufacturer originally began in Taiwan, and entered the UK market last year.