Bernhard grand opening of new factory & training facility
Industry news - 30 October 2012
A two year building project, a stack of vision and a huge commitment to the business sees the opening of the new Haverhill manufacturing and training facility for Bernhard and Company.
This major project was conceived and driven by Company Chairman, Stephen Bernhard and he is thrilled with the results: “We started our business way back in the early 1800’s and it’s grown year on year, in the same group of ancient Victorian buildings in the town. We really had to expand the manufacturing space, and up-grade the facilities.
The training and education side of our business is growing all the time, so we needed a dedicated area for that as well as a demonstration area for user and staff training. This extensive new building is great to work in, is super efficient, and offers us marvellous training and demonstration areas with dedicated R & D capabilities and plenty of office, admin and meeting space. This move is a massive step for a small British company to make in the global turf industry and our commitment to the business and to the industry is clearly demonstrated by such a huge investment.”
The formal opening (on 18th October) was jointly performed by well-known and highly respected golf industry figures, Pat Finlen from the Olympic Club in San Francisco, and Peter Todd, Director of Golf Operations at the London Club, and previous Chairman of BIGGA.