TO BLYTHE VALLEY UK manufacturer Evac+Chair International is investing to futureproof the business as it moves to Blythe Valley Park (BVP) in Solihull, Birmingham.

On Monday 25th May 2020, Evac+Chair International began manufacturing and distributing its products worldwide from the new, 38,223 sq. ft site. The increased space will allow the manufacturer to continue to grow and develop its products.

Evac+Chair International is the parent company of both Evac+Chair – manufacturer of emergency evacuation solutions – and Paraid – manufacturer of medical patient transportation solutions.

Gerard Wallace, Managing Director, Evac+Chair International, said: “We’ve been based at our old site for over 35 years, so we are all extremely excited to be making the move to our new, much larger premises later this month.

“The current situation is undoubtedly challenging for every business, however by working closely with the NHS we have been able to continually support the healthcare sector, allowing the Paraid brand to flourish and our new premises will enable us to expand this further.

“At Evac+Chair International, our core goal is to ensure safety, whether that be for building occupants in the event

of an emergency or hospital patients during transportation. As we move to the new site, the safety of our team is our main priority. The increased space will enable us to ensure social distancing procedures are rigorously maintained at all times.

“The site will also bring a new and improved working environment for the whole team, including the ‘Evac+Café’, a new showroom for our product ranges, extensive meeting facilities and the potential to develop an on-site training academy in the future.”

Located alongside a number of established technology businesses, Blythe Valley Park is the perfect location for Evac+Chair International to streamline the efficiencies of its manufacturing operations and continue its innovation into research and development and product development. Ultimately, the new site will help to secure the future growth of the business, and, as a result, the safety of building occupants and healthcare patients worldwide.


CHRYSLER AUTOMOTIVES Polyteck has signed a major contract to provide services at Fiat Chrysler Automotives (FCA).

Based across three sites in Slough, Polyteck will provide a wide range of facilities management services for the company’s UK commercial headquarters, as well as a training facility and showrooms.

The initial 12-month contract will see the company offer FM services

including servicing and maintenance of HVAC, chillers, lighting and air conditioning, as well as PAT and electrical testing, and water hygiene services.

Chosen for its high-performing and best value reactive works over the last 12 months, the hard FM specialists will utilise its existing workforce of in-house specialists to deliver the services.

Neil Wheadon, Operations Director at Polyteck, said: “We are delighted

to have secured this contract. Not only does it demonstrate our ability to work with high-profile brands and businesses who share similar values when it comes to service excellence, but it also means we are able to continue to build our regional business outside of London.”

Fiat Chrysler Automotives (FCA) designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles and related parts, services and production systems worldwide. TOMORROW’S FM | 17

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