Saint Gobain Abrasives opens new HQ centre

Saint-Gobain Abrasives UK has relocated its head office and distribution centre from the old Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd site in Doxey, to Unicorn House, on the Redhill Business Park, just off J14 of the M6.

To celebrate the move, the company held an opening event for employees and invite guests, who were shown around the new facilities at Unicorn House – including the company’s new Centre of Excellence, testing and training facilities, customer services department and the new distribution centre.

SGA distribution centre

Adrian Hough, country manager for Saint-Gobain Abrasives UK, said: “We hosted this event to thank our employees and key stakeholders for all their hard work and support in making this relocation such a huge success.

“We also wanted to showcase our new customer training facilities, for which we received a great deal of positive feedback. In particular, our brand-new Centre of Excellence and training provision allows us to conduct hands-on product training in a workshop environment, demonstrating best practices and helping to improve awareness on how to use abrasives safely.

“Here at Saint-Gobain Abrasives we are more than aware of the environmental impact of such a big move and we are fully committed to our sustainability goals.  During our move, we ensured zero items went to landfill, through a combination of recycling materials and donating items where possible to charity.

“The location of Unicorn House was chosen with improved efficiency in mind, with one of the key benefits being simplified transport routes, which enables commercial traffic to be moved away from Stafford town centre to ease congestion and pollution.”


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