Comline Group, a global automotive parts supplier known for its Comline, Motaquip, and Allied Nippon brands, has unveiled plans for the relocation of its UK headquarters, a decision that has been described as the “most significant” in the history of the company.

For over a decade, Comline Group has thrived at its current home in Luton, enjoying significant and sustained growth, but this trajectory has now seen the company reach the operational limits of its current facility. In response, Comline Group is proud to announce its upcoming move to a brand-new site at Bedford Commercial Park.

Situated approximately 17 miles north of its current location, the new Bedford facility boasts over 70,000 square feet of modern, high-bay warehousing and contemporary office space, providing a dynamic and spacious environment that Comline Group hopes will fuel further organisational growth. With construction already underway to ready the site, the company anticipates it will begin a short, phased transition to its new UK home by late spring.

The move signifies an exciting new era for the company, as it seeks to expand its operations and strengthen its service offering to customers across the globe, including a network of UK motor factor customers, owned subsidiaries in Greece, Ireland and Spain, and distribution partners in over 50 countries worldwide.

Modern and efficient

Strategically located just seven miles from junction 13 of the M1 motorway, Bedford Commercial Park is ideally situated to enable the Comline Group to operate a highly efficient distribution and logistics operation. The high-capacity-low-footprint design of the building will also see the organisation realise significant gains in operational efficiency.

With an eye on sustainability, the new Comline Group site is constructed with strong environmental, social, and governance principles and features, such as rooftop solar PV panels and rainwater harvesting, which will help reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

Comline Group Managing Director, Ishan Kamdar, expressed his excitement about the upcoming move: “Our relocation is a momentous moment for the Comline Group business and marks the beginning of an inspiring new chapter. New headquarters represent not only a physical expansion but the opportunity to take every aspect of our business to new heights.

“The hard work to get our new site operational is well underway and we’ll be keeping our customers updated every step of the way. Our customers have – and always will be – at the centre of our journey.”

Investment in a contemporary new headquarters will ensure 2024 is a banner year for the Comline Group and provide a platform for further growth both at home and abroad.