Nikken open new R&D facility

Published 20th July 2014 at 2:24pm

Nikken have submitted plans for a new R&D and training facility at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham, on Sheffield City Region’s Enterprise Zone.

The 2,200 SqM facility will be built on the recently released ‘R-evolution @ the AMP’ development and will also incorporate displays of the companies’ tools and machinery. It has been designed to allow future expansion as required on the same site.

Nikken manufactures CNC Rotary Table and NC Tooling products that are renowned for their quality, reliability and life-long performance, and are used by customers operating in the motorsport, aerospace, automotive, defence, and medical sectors.

The Nikken facility is set to showcase the company and its capabilities and has been designed by Sheffield-based architects Bond Bryan. The architects have helped set the ‘look’ of the buildings erected on the AMP, including the AMRC’s signature facilities and the Evolution development.

Part of Harworth Estates’ R-evolution development, Nikken will be joined by Maher, a supplier of high-performance alloys at Unit 1, and work has already started on the speculative developments at Units 3 & 4, part of a £4.3m forward-purchase agreement with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.