The UK’s largest strength equipment manufacturer, Indigo Fitness, is pleased to announce they have just completed a move to a new 20,000sq ft. facility in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
The new spacious premises are almost double the size of our previous factory and are sited on a 2 ½ acre plot, leaving plenty of room for further growth and expansion in the future. Housed in a former Co-operative Society distribution centre that dates back to the 1960’s, we have completed extensive renovations, bringing the building in line with the latest standards of safety and energy efficiency – repairs include a new fully insulated roof and cutting-edge LED lighting throughout, both designed to reduce 35 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year! The repairs were carried out with support from the Investment Fund Grant (Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme) and the Low Carbon Grant (Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme).
Having spent almost 15 years at our previous factory, just a few miles away in Hinckley, and even after taking on an additional warehouse in 2016, the continuing growth of our business meant we quickly outgrew the available space. Working conditions were cramped and this was causing inefficiencies throughout our production process, not to mention the problems we had with office space – we temporarily housed our expanded product design department in a storage cupboard! In early 2017 we decided the only way forward was to move to some larger premises but vowed to keep our experienced and talented workforce by staying local. This meant the search was not straightforward, but by the end of the year we had finally found the perfect location.
The long awaited new premises include a much-expanded manufacturing space, which has allowed us to invest in extra machinery to increase our production capacity and meet growing demand from customers. The extra space and light (provided by the new roof) has also greatly improved the working environment for our staff. The assembly area now has dedicated assembly bays, as well as a large open plan area that allows us to build and check the biggest of our rigs before we pack and send them onto customers. We also now have plenty of space to store finished goods, something that caused us problems before.
The large warehousing area has allowed us to increase our stock holding of RAZE strength and conditioning equipment and DuraTRAIN fitness flooring tiles and enabled us to take on distribution of Carbon Claw boxing. In addition, and for the first time, we have an impressive showroom where customers can come to view and try out our products. . We’re currently showcasing the PWR Station training rig and storage solution, along with the Uptivo heart rate monitoring system, although we’ll be rotating the products and always showing our latest designs.
The new office space is greatly improved, not only in terms of size but also layout. Having a blank canvas enabled us to think about what could best suit our business. Overall, the new layout is far more open plan, which allows our staff more opportunity for collaboration and means we have plenty of extra room for the future expansion of our team.
Commenting on the move Jamie Taylor, Director, added…
“It’s been an exciting couple of years for IndigoFitness and we look at this move to new premises as another chapter in our history. We are still getting settled in and there are lots of finishing touches still to do, but after a couple of teething problems we are fully operational. With much more space for production and research and development we will be able to design and manufacture products at a faster pace, leading to a wider equipment offering and reduced lead-times for our customers. The move to new premises is key in our future plans for growth and expansion.”
About Indigo Fitness
We Create Training Spaces! From gym design, to equipment manufacture, to flooring solutions, to complete installations. The business has been trading since 1996 and started life as a strength equipment manufacturer. Since then we have been expanding from an equipment manufacturer to a full service provider, offering custom designs, installation services and supplying RAZE strength and conditioning equipment We also offer a wide range of flooring solutions, headed by DuraTRAIN premium flooring tiles, and we’ve recently taken on distribution of the Carbon Claw boxing brand.