Leading temporary buildings supplier Spaciotempo has recruited five staff and invested £500,000 in brand new products as demand from companies looking for extra warehouse or manufacturing space continues apace.
The company, based in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, has expanded its team and significantly increased its stock levels in response to a 25 per cent rise in orders from businesses who are ramping up productivity.
The demand for temporary buildings acts as an effective barometer of business confidence because they are the first port of call for companies looking for a low-risk solution to support expansion plans.
Instead of having to relocate, lease new premises or invest in costly bricks and mortar, businesses can erect temporary buildings on spare land on their site within a matter of days. Then, there is the flexibility to add further buildings or remove them, dependant on their requirements.
Adding weight to the belief that manufacturers are leading the UK out of the recession, the manufacturing sector is currently the most in need of temporary buildings and Spaciotempo has received orders from big name companies including earth-moving equipment manufacturers JCB and Caterpillar, as well as car-builders Peugeot, Nissan, Land Rover and Aston Martin. Elsewhere, it has also provided temporary buildings to retailer Sports Direct and even Pinewood Studios.
Spaciotempo manufactures all of its own temporary buildings and 80 per cent of them are hired or sold to industry as warehousing and loading canopies.
It can take the company as little as 48 hours to supply a fully operational temporary building. Built on-site using an anodised aluminium frame with either uPVC panel or steel cladding walls, buildings can be any size from 5m by 5m upwards.
Although they are classed as temporary, the buildings come with a 10 year warranty and are sturdy enough to last for many years.
Scott Jameson, Director of Sales for Spaciotempo, said: “Temporary buildings have traditionally offered companies a flexible space solution to match their activity on a seasonal basis, but in the current climate they are proving to be ideal for companies dipping their toe into increasing production without investing heavily in building or relocation projects.
“Following a couple of years in which we had to cut back, we noticed a marked increase in activity last year which we predicted would continue into 2012. That, plus a renewed marketing drive, led us to commit to recruit new members to the team and invest heavily in more stock.
“That process is now complete and, so far, our predictions regarding a busy 2012 have proved to be correct. Our order book is bulging, which not only bodes well for Spaciotempo, but for UK industry as a whole.”
Spaciotempo was formerly known as TempAstor, which was founded in 1972 and pioneered the manufacture and supply of temporary buildings. Alongside its commitment to supplying off-the-shelf temporary buildings, it is focussed on providing turn-key solutions for industry which come complete with floors, windows, temperature control and lighting.
Elsewhere, the company is also experiencing a strong demand for temporary sports buildings for schools and colleges, and also supplies retractable tunnels for sports stadium, including a host of Premiership football teams.
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