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Japanese engineering firm invests in R&D build

posted 12 Mar 2015, 05:49 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 27 Mar 2015, 02:31 ]

ROTHERHAM'S Advanced Manufacturing Park will see a £1.8m research and development facility built for Japanese precision engineering firm Nikken Kosakusho Europe Ltd, after Esh Build was appointed to the project.

The site which represents part of a £3.6m investment will serve as the Nikken Kosakusho European research, development and training centre.

The development will also house a training centre, offices and CNC development area. The project is set
to complete by July 2015 and will create up to 10 new jobs. 

Tony Bowkett, group managing director of Nikken Kosakusho Europe Ltd, said: "We are building a world-class facility that will serve as a hub for our operations across Europe.

"We chose to partner with Esh Build for this project because of their commitment to quality and the local community, both qualities that are key to our business." 

Andy Gawthorpe, regional managing director (Yorkshire) at Esh Construction said: "This is a prestigious project, for a world- class company, on one of South Yorkshire's key regeneration sites. 

"The complexity and timescale of the project underlines the depth of capabilities we offer in the region." 
The Nikken Kosakusho also has a European presence with offices in France, Germany, Switzerland,
Turkey and Sweden.

Nikken also has a network of partners and dealers in other European countries who promote and sell Nikken's outstanding range of NC Tooling and CNC Rotary Table solutions.

Durham-based construction and building services firm, Esh Group, has shown strong growth in Yorkshire with revenue rising 29% to £58.6m, overall group revenues reached £270m across the North in 2014. 

Esh recently completion of several major projects including The Tetley, a new art gallery in Leeds, and
the construction of a new seawall in Bridlington.

Bond Bryan Architects and Hobson Hague Consultancy and Evolve 2 Consult are consultants on the
project.