Plant & Works Engineering
The Duke of Kent officially opens new corporate HQ and centre of excellence
Published:  24 May, 2018

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent has this week officially opened a new state-of-the-art corporate head office in Poole, Dorset for BOFA International, a  leader in industrial fume and dust extraction technology.

BOFA says the visit by His Royal Highness to the company’s new 12,000 sq ft premises acknowledges its remarkable success since a management buy-out in 2015, during which time it has grown its export markets to over 120 countries and achieved recognition of its technological leadership through a Queen’s Award for Innovation.

The new building is home to corporate services, including customer support, marketing, product management, HR and finance, but will also house one of the world’s most advanced fume and dust extraction research and development facilities.

“We are very proud to fly the flag for British manufacturing and our investment in these new facilities will enhance our ability to innovate and expand as we drive forward our ambitious plans for the future,” said Tony Lockwood, BOFA managing director. “Our achievement of the Queen’s Award for Innovation last year reaffirmed to me the importance of the company’s core values of innovation, customer service and support for our people in the implementation of our strategic plans to meet growing worldwide demand for our technology.”

Click here for the full unedited version of the release as provided by the company