Edwards Confirms Technology Centre for Burgess Hill08 December, 2011
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (8th December, 2011 ) — Edwards, a leading global vacuum technology company headquartered in Sussex has confirmed plans to create a Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Burgess Hill, Sussex. It is envisaged that the Centre once completed will house more than 300 current and new employees, demonstrating the company’s commitment to investing in technology and British engineering expertise to maintain its global leadership position.
Plans for the state-of-the-art 7,000 m2 GTC have been fully approved by the local authority and construction will start during 2012.
Ron Krisanda, Edwards Chief Operating Officer said “As a technology led organization, our strategy is to concentrate our product development here in the UK, building on our vacuum expertise. To achieve this we are bringing together our technologists in a new Global Technology Centre to create an exciting ‘centre of excellence’ in Sussex. Our aim is to provide a working environment that will promote inspiration and innovation, and which demonstrates our commitment to environmental responsibility.”