We are excited to announce that Rhino Products has commissioned a new 87,250 sq ft factory to open in early 2019 as part of period of continued growth.
With a product range that includes innovative and aesthetically stunning van roof bars, roof racks, ladder handling systems, steps and rear door ladders, Rhino Products is a company on a mission. Although we only formed as a business 15 years ago, we have extremely ambitious plans to cement our position as a worldwide leader in commercial vehicle accessories.
As part of this expansion Rhino Products Managing Director Steve Egerton announced we will be opening a brand new state of the art factory at a staff event at a hotel in Deeside nearby to our head office on 14th March.
With work due to start on this project within the next few weeks, the new premises are scheduled to open in early 2019 with custom designed production areas, modern offices and excellent staff facilities. The existing 55,000sqft Rhino Products factory in Deeside Industrial Park which is located seven miles from the new site will remain open, taking the group’s total floor space to over 175,000sqft. The new site will support continued product and service development for Rhino customers in UK, Europe and growing export markets.
This announcement comes almost exactly a year on from the news that we had completed the acquisition of AVS Steps, a leading manufacturer of manual and electric side access steps for taxis, minibuses, ambulances and mobility vehicles. Having successfully incorporated production of all AVS Steps product lines into the Deeside site through investment in an extension to an existing mezzanine floor and the introduction of an additional lean lift to optimise storage, order processing and dispatch, we are coming closer to outgrowing this production facility, which also ships orders for customers of all three group European sites and wider export markets.
The first of these, Rhino Products BV, was established in Venlo in the Netherlands in 2010, while Rhino Products Nordic in Gothenburg, Sweden and Rhino Products Poland in Krakow, both opened in 2016. Taken together, this acquisition along with increased European expansion are highly indicative of our ambitious trajectory of sales.
At the launch event, Steve Egerton explained that “the next few years are looking extremely positive for the business. With five companies in the group and staff levels at a record high of 125 people across all divisions, we are moving from strength to strength by supporting our customers with sector-leading products and support.”
He informed the Rhino Products workforce “this will be one of the most exciting chapters in your working career. Rhino will continue to evolve and strive to be the best; and everyone in this room can be a part of the journey.”
“Our customers recognise Rhino as industry leaders because of the quality and passion of our team and it is through our shared belief and determination that we will make the opening of our new factory another rousing Rhino success.”