Deeley at the double
The UK arm of one of Europe’s leading gas control companies has capped its most successful year by enlisting Deeley Construction to double the size of its Nuneaton warehouse and assembly facility.
Karl Dungs was first established in Germany in 1945 and now has an annual turnover of around 110million Euros along with agents across the globe including Turkey, Russia, China and United States.
Nuneaton has been home to the firm’s UK operation for the past 30 years, initially at Slingsby Close before it moved to Liberty Way in 1997.
In 2001, current managing director David Manion oversaw the company’s transition to the production of ‘value added’ goods and since then it has gone from strength to strength – with the past year being the branch’s best yet.
In order to help maintain this impressive progress, Mr Manion challenged Deeley Construction to increase the size of its assembly area in a tight schedule while causing minimal disruption to ongoing projects – and he was delighted with the results.
He said: “Karl Dungs is a European leader in the manufacture of gas control systems for commercial and domestic boilers, power generation and industrial process equipment.
“Just over ten years ago we switched our focus from purely selling individual products to combining that with value added services such as system design, assembly and on-going support.
“This has been a great success and off the back of that we sought to increase the size of our facility to help us continue on this path.
“We had heard good things about Deeley and so we were quite demanding of them. They met all of our targets and completed the task of doubling the size of our assembly area in just 14 weeks, we couldn’t have asked for more.”
Martin Gallagher, managing director of Deeley Construction, explained that this project tested his team in a number of ways. But he too was very pleased with the outcome.
He said: “As well as the strict time constraints placed on this development one of the most challenging aspects was that we had to increase the size of the warehouse by 210 square metres without disturbing the work that was already going on.
“We managed to do this, partly by forming a good working relationship with the Karl Dungs staff which allowed us to work around their needs.
“It is another example too of how our team thrives under situations where they are challenged to work to a very precise set of specifications in a limited amount of time.”
Picture caption: (l-r) Simon O’Brien and Martin Gallagher from Deeley Construction with David Manion from Karl Dungs.