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Belfast fitness manufacturer, BLK BOX completes £250k expansion of Titanic Quarter base

Pictured at the new larger BLK BOX premises in Belfast are James Eyre, commercial director at Titanic Quarter and Gregory Bradley, managing director at BLK BOX.
Gareth McKeown

FITNESS equipment manufacturer BLK BOX has completed a £250,000 expansion of its Belfast headquarters as it looks to muscle in on new international business.

The company, whose clients include Arsenal FC, the Irish rugby team, the US army, Google and Pure Gym, has added an additional 17,000 sq ft to its original 20,000 sq ft base in the Titanic Quarter.

The new space in Channel Commercial Park is dedicated to the manufacturing and fabrication of products and has allowed BLK BOX to introduce additional machinery, hold more stock and reduce lead times. It also house the firm's design and engineering team.

BLK BOX managing director, Gregory Bradley said the latest expansion will help facilitate further growth at the firm, which has almost tripled staff numbers over the past year.

“We are embarking on an ambitious growth plan at the moment by looking at adding to our activity in markets in the UK and Ireland, as well as increasing our international footprint. We had outgrown our space in our original headquarters and we knew that we needed to do things differently to continue to sustainably tap into this sector."

"By expanding in Channel Commercial Park we get to continue to base ourselves in a fantastic location with easy access to the airports, while also increasing the amount of stock we can hold and manufacture. Within a year we have tripled our employees, going from 12 to over 30 very quickly. We are keen to keep progressing and making the most of new opportunities," Mr Bradley said.

James Eyre, commercial director at Titanic Quarter added:

“BLK BOX has been a brilliant success story for Channel Commercial Park and we are pleased to have been able to facilitate the next stage in its growth."

Established in 2012 by Gregory Bradley, BLK BOX specialises in the design, manufacture and delivery of strength and conditioning fitness equipment and works with businesses from a wide range of sectors across the world.

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