Hearing aid company extends to new base in Warrington

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Phonak, a company specializing in the development of advanced hearing aid solutions, has revealed plans to extend to a new 42,000 sq ft manufacturing hub in Warrington.

According to a media report, the new base is set to become a European manufacturing centre employing more than 200 staff, with bespoke laboratories, production and logistics space and capacity for further expansion.

There is also a staff restaurant, which will double up as a conference facility, holding up to approximately 120 people, plus a training academy, audiology room and meeting rooms.

Phonak’s managing director Stuart Neilson said: "Warrington is a great place for us to do business.

"This new facility for custom-made hearing devices will enable us to manufacture products for seven different countries around the world. This new move will be a very natural transition, as the company has expanded over last 15 years we have grown from one building to three.”

"This new building will enable us to bring all of those staff together in one place and we will double our available space…. providing the space we need for our long term growth plans over the next ten to 15 years." Mr. Neilson added.

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