New site for Birmingham-based manufacturer, Evac+Chair International

UK manufacturer, Evac+Chair International is investing to futureproof the business as it relocates to Blythe Valley Park (BVP) in Solihull, Birmingham, near Junction 4 of the M42.

From Monday 25 May, Evac+Chair International will begin manufacturing and distributing its products worldwide from the new 38,223sqft site. The increased space will allow the manufacturer to continue to grow and develop its world-leading products.

Evac+Chair International is the parent company of both Evac+Chair – manufacturer of emergency evacuation solutions – and Paraid – manufacturer of medical patient transportation solutions.

Gerard Wallace, Managing Director, Evac+Chair International, said, “We’ve been based at our old site for over 35 years, so we are all extremely excited to be making the move to our new, much larger premises later this month.

“The current situation is undoubtedly challenging for every business, however by working closely with the NHS we have been able to continually support the healthcare sector, allowing the Paraid brand to flourish and our new premises will enable us to expand this further.

“At Evac+Chair International, our core goal is to ensure safety, whether that be for building occupants in the event of an emergency or hospital patients during transportation. As we move to the new site, the safety of our team is our main priority. The increased space will enable us to ensure social distancing procedures are rigorously maintained at all times.

“The site will also bring a new and improved working environment for the whole team, including the ‘Evac+Café’, a new showroom for our product ranges, extensive meeting facilities and the potential to develop an on-site training academy in the future.”

Located alongside a number of established technology businesses, Blythe Valley Park is the perfect location for Evac+Chair International to streamline the efficiencies of its manufacturing operations and continue its innovation into R&D and product development. Ultimately, the new site will help to secure the future growth of the business, and, as a result, the safety of building occupants and healthcare patients worldwide.