Rail services provider Dual Inventive hopes to create 32 jobs after expanding into new premises in South Yorkshire.
The company, which uses technology to make improvements and efficiencies in the rail network, has moved from a 500 sq ft base in Doncaster to the new 18,000 sq ft Kestrel Court development near Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
The growth for the Netherlands-headquartered business has already created eight new jobs, but further plans will see it become a 40-strong operation in the near future.
This upsizing was essential to our future growth. Demand for our products and services has risen sharply in the last 12 months and our UK team has already grown from two to eight. Our predicted growth means we will be looking at 40 staff members before long.
We have chartered a vision for the next 10 years and set our sights on a rapid expansion. These are really exciting times. We already have a foothold in the market but are looking to substantially grow our share.
Josh Jackson, Director
Dual Inventive, which first opened a base in the UK in 2009 and has a £10 million turnover, manufactures and sells hardware and software to increase rail capacity, plus offering service, maintenance and after sales packages.
Plans for the new unit, leased for a decade, include extended office and warehouse space, an indoor section of rail track, an employee gym, social spaces and an auditorium for product launches and training sessions.
What attracted us to Kestrel Court was the location and the flexibility of the space.
The infrastructure is so valuable for us. There are so many transport links here, access to a pool of highly qualified and relevant potential new employees in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, plus the heritage of Doncaster and the rail industry.
But the capabilities of the space was key. We have really ambitious plans and we can tailor the unit exactly for our needs and be really imaginative to create the base we want.
Josh Jackson, Director
Kestrel Court on First Avenue, with its well-established industrial location near the airport and within close proximity to the M18, offers occupiers much needed industrial space for sale or to let according to the agent. Two units of the speculative development remain at the site offering 13,600 and 16,100 sq ft.
The quality, flexible accommodation and location has proved key in attracting Dual Inventive and being able to satisfy their exciting plans for the future.
Rebecca Schofield, head of the Yorkshire industrial team at Knight Frank, agent for Kestrel Court
23 September, 2021
28 April, 2021