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Construction to build Bury St Edmunds-based headquarters for Avant Tecno UK at Suffolk Business Park begins





Work has begun on the new multi-million pound headquarters for a farming machinery company at a Bury St Edmund business park.

The facility will be built at Suffolk Business Park and will be the home of Avant Tecno UK’s operations. It is due to be completed in August 2024.

The new development will see the company move from its rural base near Thetford, where it has been located since it began operating the in the UK in 1994.

Construction begins on Avant Tecno UK’s headquarters in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: SEH French
Construction begins on Avant Tecno UK’s headquarters in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: SEH French

The site will boast dedicated dealer training facilities, flexible collaborative workspaces, efficient and automated warehouse technology, and a technical workshop.

Raimo Ala-Korpi, managing director of Avant Tecno UK, said: “This ceremony marks the start of an exciting era for Avant Tecno UK.

“Avant has enjoyed a sustained period of growth in recent years and, as a consequence, we have outgrown our existing warehouse and office facilities. Our new purpose-built UK headquarters represents a significant investment and is a commitment to the future for our dealers and end user customers.

Reps from Avant Tecno UK, Churchmanor Estates, SEH French and West Suffolk Council. Picture: SEH French
Reps from Avant Tecno UK, Churchmanor Estates, SEH French and West Suffolk Council. Picture: SEH French

“We're looking forward to seeing work get underway on the construction of our new premises.”

Avant Tecno UK provides multi-functional loaders for use in various areas including farming, landscaping and construction.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held today to mark the start of works with representatives from Avant Tecno UK, SEH French, Churchmanor Estates, Robinson Arnold, Holmes Plant & Construction, LSI Architects, Conisbee, Richard Utting Associates and members of West Suffolk District Council.

Raimo Ala-Korpi, MD of Avant Tecno UK. Picture: SEH French
Raimo Ala-Korpi, MD of Avant Tecno UK. Picture: SEH French

Neil Pryke, contracts manager for SEH French, said: “The team is thrilled to be involved in this project to deliver Avant Tecno UK’s new headquarters.

“Suffolk Business Park is a great example of the opportunities available in the county for large companies like Avant, and we are honoured to be supporting them in their growth.

“Our appointment is testament to the quality of work we deliver, and we look forward to working with partners on this exciting development.”

Raimo Ala-Korpi, MD of Avant Tecno UK Ltd, and Jukka Siukosaari, Finnish Ambassador to the UK. Picture: SEH French
Raimo Ala-Korpi, MD of Avant Tecno UK Ltd, and Jukka Siukosaari, Finnish Ambassador to the UK. Picture: SEH French

Matt Cloke, development director at Churchmanor Estates, added: “Avant Tecno are the acknowledged market leader in their sector, and so we were delighted to be asked to work with them to bring to life their vision for a new bespoke UK HQ, warehouse, and showroom.

“This is an important investment not just for Suffolk Business Park, but for West Suffolk as well, and we’re looking forward to seeing the project progress over the next 10 months.”