America II Europe, part of America II Electronics, has moved to a significantly upgraded new premises in Stevenage. The move is a result of a period of significant growth for the company and the new offices will allow America II Europe to significantly expand its operations within Europe, as well as to increase its headcount to meet a growing demand for its ‘blended model’ distribution services.
The company’s new flagship European headquarters with around 7,000 square feet of space will be significantly larger than its previous office in Letchworth, and America II Europe is now looking to expand its UK-based European sales staff by some 40%, with room for further expansion, as a reaction to what it sees as a very positive year of business.
“The last quarter has seen a general uptick across the whole industry, with Eurozone economies showing signs of recovery”, commented Gill Tory, General Manager, America II Europe. “But even within this context, America II Europe has had a particularly strong year.”
“Following this period of success we’re taking the long view with an ambitious plan to expand our operations across Europe. We have plans to expand particularly in Germany, but there are also huge opportunities for us to increase our capabilities within France, Italy, The Nordic countries and Eastern Europe. Our sales force already incorporates German, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Hungarian and Romanian speakers. We plan to add significantly to this skill-base in the coming months, and are aiming for strong double-digit growth in European business over the coming year.”
The new European Headquarter also features an advanced new internet-hosted telephone system, and is near to excellent transport links: the business is now a mere 19 minutes by train from Kings Cross, London, close to the A1, 12 miles from Luton airport and 25 miles from Stansted airport. With this move, America II Europe has also improved its catchment area for engagement with London-based staff, while maintaining high quality links to wider national infrastructure.