Monmouthshire County Council has welcomed the news that AluK, a leading UK designer and engineer of aluminium building systems, is relocating its headquarters to Chepstow with the promise of new jobs and investment for the area. The multi-million pound investment at the Newhouse Industrial Estate follows three years of substantial growth in the UK market.

The council’s Chief Executive Paul Matthews said: “I am delighted to welcome AluK to Monmouthshire. I am really impressed by the company’s vision and values, and welcome its decision to invest in this region and also to continue to grow its business. It is a real coup for us and I look forward to a strong relationship.”

The new facility at a site formerly owned by Mabey Group will increase assembly and production capacity, support innovations in product designs and technology, deliver essential training, showcase products and provide much-needed warehousing and office space.

“Our decision to come to this larger site in Chepstow is essential so we can keep growing,” said AluK’s managing director Russell Yates. “Over the past three years we have outgrown our facilities in Newport and the Newhouse site means we can now invest in new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and create more jobs.

“We have offered everyone in Newport the chance to come to Newhouse and we will be creating new jobs as well, so it’s an exciting opportunity for us and the South Wales region. We will also be working closely with Monmouthshire County Council and its Enterprise Directorate to help deliver further growth to the area.”

In the UK, the business was established in Crickhowell over twenty years ago under the Beaufort brand before joining the AluK Group in 2012.