Mezzanine International Group, the European leader in the supply of mezzanine flooring has set up a dedicated mezzanine research & development centre in a modern commercial and industrial facility in Wrotham, Kent. Here, the UK’s official number 1 mezzanine supplier (Plimsoll 2015) will continue to develop the innovative, high performance mezzanine solutions for which it is renowned.
For 25 years, Mezzanine International has been accustomed to supplying bespoke mezzanines for its multinational client base. "It’s a part of Mezzanine International’s development strategy to collaborate with our clients and partners to design and manufacture fit-for-purpose mezzanine systems which eliminate the problems that inevitably arise when building large-scale e-fulfilment, storage & warehousing and distribution hubs," says Scott Chambers, Managing Director of Mezzanine International Ltd.
“The level of take-up for Mezzanine7, our 7 times stronger* than standard mezzanine, has confirmed that we’re on the right track in delivering the cost-effective, future-proofed solutions our customers need to optimise their facilities, as technologies and markets evolve.”
"We put the plan for an R&D unit firmly on the agenda and have achieved another industry first," Chambers said this week at the firm’s new premises in Kent.
With an R&D centre, Mezzanine International is able to strengthen its partnership with some of the largest design & build contractors, retailers, storage solutions providers and systems integrators in the UK and the rest of the world. And capitalise on the trend by some of the larger organisations toward global mezzanine procurement and sourcing. The retail and construction companies have become Mezzanine International’s largest client base, after the systems integrators and materials handling equipment suppliers. But Chambers says e-commerce will be the No. 1 market for the firm as we move into 2017. In the last six weeks of 2016, the UK mezzanine firm has obtained orders for e-fulfilment centres valued in the millions, generating forward engagements for the first 6 months of 2017.
"As well as launching Mezzanine7, we have been actively expanding the firm and its capability, by injecting millions of pounds of investment in the past four years: opening a new regional office for the North; investing in new design technologies; setting up a modern R&D facility to design and test new products and recruiting a new team member almost every three months.
"Mezzanine International has grown steadily in the UK and Europe," said Matt Loveday, Contracts Director for Mezzanine International. “Mezzanine International will continue collaborating with our clients and testing their technologies on our new products, so efforts are always being made to seek further co-operation opportunities," Loveday said.
Mezzanine International R&D centre is the research & development arm of Mezzanine International Limited, the UK's official Number one mezzanine flooring engineering firm (*Plimsoll, 2015). Located close to the firm’s head-quarters in Kent, this is the first dedicated R&D facility for the mezzanine industry in Europe. Partners and collaborators include, global house-hold brands for the e-commerce sector, as well as best-in-class advanced automated technology suppliers.