The unit is expected to be completed by the end of the year. This investment will allow NVC to store up to 11,000 pallets, twice as much as its current capacity. The factory will serve as a base to distribute across the UK and Europe.
NVC established its first overseas manufacturing and storage operation in the UK in 2009, a 42,000 square foot premises at Hollymoor Point, Rubery, Birmingham. The completion of the second building will see the company occupying a total of 91,000 square feet at the Rubery location.
The expansion will be used for the production of light fittings and for warehousing and distribution. The unit will comprise of offices, a showroom, a small design facility, warehousing and an assembly area. The investment will allow the company to expand its design, R&D, technical and manufacturing capabilities.
The company plans to take on an additional 70 members of staff by the end of the year and anticipates the payroll will increase to 250 by 2015.
Garry Pass, NVC managing director, said: ‘We have made massive inroads into the UK lighting market in a short space of time. Our intention is to increase business in Europe, using Birmingham and the UK as a gateway.’