Premium appliance manufacturer Fisher & Paykel will relocate its head office and warehouse to Northamptonshire, in a bid to support the brand’s ambition to become more sustainable.
The facility is larger than its Milton Keynes base, measuring over 59,000sqft with four dock level doors, and according to the company will be able to double its fulfilment.
To maintain communication between the warehouse and office employees, the building features a cohesive and joined layout.
In addition, Fisher & Paykel’s focus on sustainability and protecting the environment is also a deciding factor in the company’s move.
The headquarters features energy-saving and sustainable technologies including solar panels, PHEV and EV charging, water recovery, LED lighting and has an energy rating of A22.
It is also located adjacent to a lake and newly-planted woodland.
Managing director of Fisher & Paykel David Woollcott commented on the move: “Our long-awaited move to Northamptonshire will ensure disruption to deliveries will be minimised and also support our sustainable mindset.
“I would like to thank our partners CBRE, Aviva, Goodrich Consulting and the Fisher & Paykel team in the UK and New Zealand for making this project come to life.”
Established in New Zealand in 1934, Fisher & Paykel is now a global organisation operating in 30 countries with more than 4,000 employees and manufacturing in Italy, Thailand and Mexico.
Fisher & Paykel created the DishDrawer, the world’s first dishwasher in a drawer, and most recently introduced Touch Screen ovens.
It has been part of the Haier Group since 2012 and is recognised as one of its five global research and development centres of excellence.