International wastewater firm WEHRLE moves UK HQ to Bromsgrove, aided by John Truslove

Commercial property agents John Truslove have helped a leading international wastewater company relocate its UK headquarters to Bromsgrove.

Amrit Barmi, UK operations director of WEHRLE (WEHRLE’s UK subsidiary), said he chose Bromsgrove because of the town’s transport links and the quality of the offices at the Buntsford Gate Business Park.”

“Most of the sites we deal with are along the M5/M6 corridor, while Birmingham Airport gives us easy access to our head office in Germany and Birmingham New Street Station gives us rail links nationwide.

“The offices are also on the edge of the countryside and easy to get to for our employees.”

WEHRLE has its roots in a 160-year-old German engineering firm that started out making steam boilers.

While adding thermal waste incineration and energy generation from biomass to its product focus, it  expanded into the industrial wastewater treatment industry in the 1980s and now has more than 400 sites operating worldwide. With its technologies and services, WEHRLE contributes a major part to the green transformation.

In the UK it has developed wastewater treatment plants for customers ranging from dairies and cheesemaking factories in the South West to whisky distilleries in the Highlands. It also works with waste disposal companies such as Biffa, Veolia and Viridor.

One of its most recent projects has been for biodiesel manufacturer Argent Energy at Ellesmere Port.

Mr Barmi said: “Our chemists and bio-chemical engineers specialise in dealing with heavily polluted wastewater produced by industrial processes. Our processing plant at Ellesmere Port will also save our customer substantial costs in waste water every year.”

The company’s UK arm had been based in Bloxham, near Banbury in Oxfordshire, for the past five years before Mr Barmi, who has run the operation for more than a decade, decided on a move.

Ben Truslove, joint managing director at John Truslove, secured a three year lease for WEHRLE on 1,099 sq ft of modern office space at Unit 11, The Croft, at Buntsford Gate.

Mr Barmi said: “We worked with Ben Truslove and the team at John Truslove. They came up with possible sites for us until we saw these offices at The Croft.

“They were perfect. Ben understood what we were looking for and didn’t stop until he found the right place for us.

Ben Truslove said: “We are delighted to have been able to help one of the world’s leading wastewater treatment companies bring its UK headquarters to Bromsgrove.

“It highlights the benefits that offices in this area can offer a business, in terms of national and international transport links, as well as high quality offices in attractive surroundings.”

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Editor’s Notes

Redditch-based chartered surveyors and valuers John Truslove was established by John Truslove in 1981 and has become the market leading independent agent for commercial property in North Worcestershire and North Warwickshire as well as the wider West Midlands.

For the year 2021, joint managing director Ben Truslove was ranked second most successful dealmaker in the UK in the 2021 EG Radius On-Demand Rankings. He negotiated 89 sales and lettings during the year in a top ten dominated by partners from all the UK’s leading property agencies. He was the top industrial and commercial property agent in the West Midlands.

The agency, John Truslove, came first in Worcestershire and third in Warwickshire.

It follows on the success from 2020 and 2021 when the firm was named Most Active Agent in Worcestershire for two years in a row in the Radius Data Exchange survey produced in conjunction with EG, the commercial property market magazine.

Joint managing director Ian Parker was also named Worcestershire Dealmaker of the Year AND Warwickshire Dealmaker of the Year for 2020. The survey year, which runs from August to August, saw John Truslove record a 36% increase in deals negotiated over the 12 months.

Issued by Andy Skinner of ASAP PR, mobile 07990 978257.