International metals firm moves headquarters following growth

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A HI-TECH metals company’s search for a new location for its global headquarters has been successful after four years.

ABS Industrial Resources specialises in sourcing, processing and supplying primary and secondary alloys and metals.

The company was founded in 1988, employs more than 150 people, has an annual turnover in excess of £100 million and has operations in South Africa, the USA, Germany, France and China.

Now it is moving its headquarters three miles down the road from Kilnhirst to an 84,000 sq ft unit at Adwick Park in the Dearne Valley.

Operations director Andy Jones said: “We have been looking for about four years for suitable premises that meet out exact needs, allowing us to focus even closer on servicing our customers and suppliers.

“Adwick Park is an excellent facility that will form a solid foundation for the business’s continued growth, along with the additional capacity and its close proximity to our Kilnhurst sites.”

Mr Jones praised property consultancy Knight Frank, which helped the company find the right place for its new global headquarters.

“Knight Frank worked closely with us on a very difficult brief, successfully finding the ideal site for our business, and ensuring the transaction went through smoothly,” said Mr Jones

Rebecca Schofield, partner at Knight Frank which acted for ABS on the purchase from Matrix, said: “Our work has covered the full remit of property acquisition from highlighting the unit to ABS Industrial Resources, to advice and negotiation in respect of the sale price and the acquisition survey.

“We are now helping ABS with the fit out as they look to extend the office content and relocate their head office functions.”