Seco Tools UK unit of cutting tool supplier relocates

Editor: Eric Culp

But the company remains around its old neighbourhood.

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Workers celebrate the opening of the new facility at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Workers celebrate the opening of the new facility at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
(Source: Seco)

After over 50 years at the same location, Seco Tools has announced that it has moved to a site a few hundred metres away.

The company said it has taken up shop in a modern, spacious and state-of-the-art 30,000 sq ft. facility at at Springfield Business Park, Alcester, UK.

Commenting on the move, Richard Jelfs, the division’s managing director said: “We began this journey over three years ago and, after much hard work by everyone involved, are now looking forward to settling into our new environment. He added that the facility is an important milestone in the company’s history.

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The new facility has been specially designed to highlight a number of Seco strengths – one of the most important of these being the company’s in-house manufacturing capabilities and capacity, according to the supplier. Jelfs said, “One of the first things customers and visitors will see when they enter the reception will be our production and custom tool manufacturing areas. This is deliberate because we want all visitors to understand from the outset that we are a leading manufacturing specialist.”

Seco noted that at a time when many cutting tool providers have chosen to sub-contract out their manufacturing operations, it has continued investing in milling and turning machine tools and related technologies to make manufacturing a company “cornerstone”.

The facility also provides employees with, what is described as an “agile” working environment. Enclosed workspaces have been kept to a minimum in favour of open spaces, according to the company.