It’s one of 11 UK sites part of an international network.
The company’s move to a larger location – which includes a workshop and manufacturing units, in addition to enhanced testing facilities and storage areas – follows an expansion in client services and commercial growth across the Midlands.
The new workspace accommodates the firm’s increasing headcount in the city as BGEN expands its foothold in the region and delivers two recently awarded regional framework agreements.
This new manufacturing hub supports BGEN’s sustainability targets and commitment to zero carbon and smarter logistics by significantly reducing miles travelled and emissions from delivery transportation.
Nationally, BGEN is looking to double its headcount over the next 12 months and is recruiting for numerous positions, including mechanical, instrumental and electrical engineers and fitters. There are also commercial and administrative roles, as well as apprenticeship, graduate, and trainee opportunities, available across the business.
At a time when supply chain sustainability is 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, from system integration and project management to a blue-chip client list. It works in several sectors such as water, power energy and industrial. It is also part of a national Technology team of over 210 employees.
In 2019, BGEN opened its first office in the city. 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,” says Robin Whitehead, CEO of BGEN. “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.”
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