SAC & Co Engineering Design Ltd, which supply engineering design and manufacturing solutions to the automotive, defence and aerospace sectors, had been operating from a warehouse in Tile Hill but has moved across the city to Binley Industrial Estate.
Holt Commercial acted for the landlord in the letting of the building to the company, which has worked with some of the country’s premier coach building companies and collaborated with marques such as Aston Martin, Bentley and JLR to name a few.
This expansion in operations has also been reflected by a growth in the workforce at SAC, which is poised to add to its ranks in the coming months. It has also invested heavily in new technology as part of its increasing work in the field of restoring classic vehicles on behalf of private individuals.
Steve Charlton, MD, SAC Engineering said “We started the company in 2007 and since then we’ve tripled our workforce every 18 months. The new premises will give us the platform to expand our business further in state-of-the-art facilities. We’ve invested both in the property and in technology and people to ensure that we continue our growth drive. We have carried out some extensive refurbishment to the premises – floor to ceiling – and both Holt Commercial and the landlord were on hand to make this run smoothly.”
After four months of renovation, the property now boasts modern new wiring, heating and LED lighting systems, a high-spec 7m x 4m build table, secure build studios, advanced photogrammetric scanning facility, high-specification paint-shop and offices on two floors for 20 computer-aided engineers and support staff.
Chris Hobday, Associate at Holt Commercial, said “It’s great to see a growing company taking space here and looking to invest for the future. Coventry has a very strong manufacturing and engineering base – especially in the automotive sector – and SAC is a good example of the fact that small and medium sized companies are the backbone of the regional economy.”
Steve Nicolson, the landlord of the property, added “I’m very pleased to have an innovative, high-end engineering company as a tenant and I am looking forward to seeing the business grow here. It has been great to work them as they have made substantial investment into the property to help us create a fantastic manufacturing facility.”
Pictured (left to right): Jonathan Moore (Holt Commercial), Steve Nicolson (landlord), Chris Hobday (Holt Commercial), Steve Charlton, Tim Martin (both SAC)