Derby’s BGEN, an engineering firm driving the energy transition, has relocated to new premises in the city. It’s one of 11 UK sites, which are part of an international network.
The company’s move to a larger location – which includes workshop and manufacturing units, as well as enhanced testing facilities and storage areas – follows an expansion in client services and commercial growth across the Midlands.
The new workspace also accommodates the firm’s increasing headcount in Derby, as BGEN expands its foothold in the region and delivers two recently awarded regional framework agreements.
This new manufacturing hub also supports BGEN’s sustainability targets and commitment to zero carbon and smarter logistics, by significantly reducing miles travelled and emissions from delivery transportation.
At a time when supply chain sustainability is being increasingly scrutinised – and with 60% of BGEN’s work being energy transition related – the move supports clients’ sustainability ambitions, whilst reducing manufacturing lead times.
BGEN’s new premises – located on Derwent Park in the city – are home to its locally-based Technology division. The 30-strong team provides a range of specialist engineering services, including system integration and project management, to a blue-chip client list. It works in a variety of sectors including water, power and energy and industrial, and is part of a national Technology team of over 210 employees.
BGEN opened its first office in the city in 2019. With new premises, BGEN Derby now shares the scope, capacity and capabilities of the firm’s Stafford facility which has, up until now, been its principal Midlands location.
“Our recent move to a larger Derby site reflects our success in providing technical expertise and innovative engineering solutions to a growing customer base across the region,” said Robin Whitehead, CEO of BGEN.
“Our recent move to a larger Derby site reflects our success in providing technical expertise and innovative engineering solutions to a growing customer base across the region. We’re being called upon to solve more engineering challenges of the modern world, which requires more space, facilities and expertise.
We’ve achieved great success in Derby in just four years, and the city continues to be a strong strategic location for us. We’re now looking forward to our next phase of growth here, during which time we’ll continue to serve more key clients, with an even greater portfolio of products and services, whilst recruiting from the skilled workforce that’s available to us locally.”Robin Whitehead, CEO of BGEN