Northumberland firm creates a shower of jobs

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    A North East bathroom pod manufacturer is transferring operations from its parent company in Denmark to Northumberland, creating over 80 new jobs.EJ Badekabiner Ltd (EJB), a UK subsidiary of Danish group E J Badekabiner Holding, specialises in the manufacture of concrete and steel bathroom pods – a fully fitted unit which includes tiling, electrics and plumbing – to a large portfolio of clients such as the Ministry of Defence, hotels and student accommodation providers.

    The Danish board decided to close its production facilities in Denmark and consolidate at its premises at Bassington Industrial Estate in Cramlington because of the market potential, skilled workforce and package of support available in the region. This support includes a grant of £200,000 from One North East.

    A total of 82 jobs, including blacksmiths, concrete casters, tilers and electricians will be created adding to the already 126-strong workforce.

    EJ-Badekabiner UK LTD, managing director, Niels Sandahl said: “The closure of the Danish production facility was an important decision and a major milestone within the 47 years history of EJ Badekabiner. This major decision is a testament to the confidence that the EJB Board and management teams have in the UK workforce, through their skill and commitment to achieve the business plan set out for the next two years and beyond.

    “The support we have received from One North East and Northumberland County Council recently, and within the past seven years since the UK establishment, has been very much appreciated and will enable EJB to move forward with our expansion plans in Cramlington much faster, whilst boosting employment prospects for local people.

    “The skills and commitment of EJB staff in recent months has enabled us to gain recent success in securing prominent orders within all sectors of the industry, whilst strengthening EJB’s position within the UK/European pod manufacturing market.”

    Daniel Fountain / 26.02.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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