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S2S move to new premises in South Yorkshire

posted 13 Apr 2012, 07:18 by RiDO Rotherham
Business success and continued growth has helped a Yorkshire company expand into a new head office in Rotherham, creating more jobs in the process.

‘S2S Electronics’ have just completed their move to new premises on Manvers Way in Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham. The new building becomes the ‘head office’ for the company and houses all of the services and staff that were previously housed at the company’s two sites in Huddersfield and Sheffield.

With around four times the space the company previously had, it allows S2S Electronics to expand the manufacturing, secure storage and asset recovery business to meet customer demand. Over £100,000 has been invested in the new 45,000 sq ft facility tailoring it to fit exactly with the company’s requirements. 

Enhancements to security, fume extraction, compressed air, a new screen printer for the surface mount line and a new flow solder machine with automatic spray flux capability as well as refurbishing the reception and offices areas have all added to improve the facility enabling ‘S2S Electronics’ to deliver a high quality portfolio of products and services in a high quality environment.

In addition there are already plans progressing with a brand new small panel/box build facility for electronic circuit boards and a new refurbishment facility for I.T and electronic consumer items to be resold.

The current portfolio of services now being delivered from the Dearne Valley Head Office include electronic manufacturing services for the rail and power generation industries, asset recovery for end of life product, secure destruction of electronic data media and electrical/electronic recycling in line with the European ‘WEEE Directive’.

The move to DearneValley was supported by RiDO, Rotherham’s Investment and Development Office, and has meant bringing the company’s 40 existing jobs to the area initially. S2S Electronics are in the process of identifying new roles within the company through continued growth in each area – those new job opportunities will be advertised and recruited locally showing our commitment to the local area and communities. 

Alan Dukinfield, from S2S said: “We envisage that our workforce will grow to around 50 in the coming months, DearneValley is such a vibrant area at the moment we feel that we can recruit and fill these positions from the local communities. 

“These new premises has given us a new ‘shop window’ for us to greet customers and actively demonstrate our commitment to investment and growth. 

“Just by way of introduction to the area we already have an ‘open day’ planned for the early summer where customers, suppliers and local business will be invited to see the new premises and get a feel for the services on offer.

When considering consolidating our sites into one from our two previous locations and choosing the location for our ‘Head Office’ it was absolutely essential to pick the right area and the right building to promote our business. 

Brookfields Park was the perfect fit, a vibrant area being quite central for most staff from both locations and in a prime industrial location in the Dearne Valley.”

Tim O’Connell, from RiDO, said: “It’s great to be bringing another successful Yorkshire company into Rotherham and helping boost the local jobs market yet again. 

“S2S Electronics’ were impressed by what they saw at Brookfields Park and felt it was the right location supported by a potential local workforce with the right skills to meet their needs and we were delighted to be able to help them re-locate here.”

This support has been delivered by RIDO under the 'South Yorkshire Sector Growth Enhancement Programme' which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Yorkshire & Humber ERDF Operational Programme (2007-2013). 

The project aims to support both inward investors and expanding indigenous businesses to accelerate private sector expansion and increase the competitiveness of the region's business base.