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February 22, 2023

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The Video Surveillance Report 2022


Hochiki Europe invests £5.5 million in new Kent facility after reporting “sustained demand”

Hochiki Europe has expanded and strengthened its UK and European infrastructure with the purchase of a multi-million-pound facility in Chatham, Kent.

The company has reported “sustained demand” for its fire detection equipment and systems.

HochikiEurope-ChathamKentInvestment-23The new facility represents an investment of £5.5 million by the group, residing on a site of 1.92 acres, the new building is over 24,000 square feet and will be in addition to the European Headquarters and Research and Development Centre in Gillingham, Kent.

The building is said to be part of the ongoing strategic expansion of footprint for the European arm of the group and will afford the company space to expand the existing operations in warehousing, production and distribution as well as the sales and administrative teams.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Hochiki’s operations in Europe. The new facility will ensure future demand is met and order volume is delivered efficiently and effectively to customers in the UK, across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, according to the business.

Speaking about the expansion plans Graham Lowe, Managing Director at Hochiki Europe said: “Despite the challenging few years we have faced as a global community, I am proud of the efforts our teams have made to ensure our continued growth and I would like to thank each team member.

“Over the last six months we have been able to expand our teams to strengthen the expertise we offer our customers and now, with this new building, we can continue to deliver a world class service in fire safety to existing loyal customers and ever-growing pool of new customers.”


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