Ultra moves to Rugeley

Staffordshire sensor company Ultra Electronics PMES is to move its operations to Towers Business Park in Rugeley

Staffordshire sensor company Ultra Electronics PMES, part of the international Ultra Electronics group of businesses, is to move its operations to Towers Business Park in Rugeley.

The company has taken a 1.8 hectare site at the 40 hectare scheme, which is run by RDA Advantage West Midlands on behalf of national regeneration agency English Partnerships.

PMES employs 200 people locally, providing power conversion and control solutions, underwater measurement ranges, and high integrity sensors for the defence industry plus sub-station equipment to the rail industry.

The company has awarded the £5.5m design and build contract for its new headquarters to fellow Staffordshire firm, design and construction specialist T.S. Contracts Limited, of Cheslyn Hay.

Advantage West Midlands has invested £10.5m in the Towers Business Park, built on a former colliery site, over a ten-year period and it has proved a big success. PMES has taken one of the few remaining plots on the site.

PMES will be moving onto the business park from its two existing sites at Fallow Park, Hednesford and Armitage Road, Rugeley.

Its new base at Towers Business Park will be a 4,600m2 building with two-storey offices containing development and operational facilities.

David Sammons, acting managing director, said: ‘The relocation will not only provide a more contemporary working environment but will aid the business in its quest to attract high calibre staff into the area in support of its expansion plans.

‘The build of this new facility is a tangible demonstration of Ultra’s investment in the business, its employees and the local economy.’