16 June, 2017
Madam Mayor unveiled the corporate plaque then ushered the 200 guests who came from all over the globe into the new state of the art facility.
Guests were treated to a guided tour of the premises on St Andrews Road Huddersfield and had an opportunity to chat and network before the official proceeding commenced. The evening kicked off with a ‘thank you’ speech from the CEO Mr Kjetil Bogstad, followed by the honourable Mayor Iredale, manufacturing Director Andrew Sutulic and guest speaker Nick Patrick from Sheffield Chamber of Commerce. Guests were then treated to live entertainment, great food and drinks, it was truly an evening to remember!
Since 1993 Polyseam maintained an enviable reputation for product innovation and quality. Now have a global presence with offices in Norway, Sweden, Poland and the UK plus an extensive network of international distributors. The new 82,000sq ft complex includes research and development and engineering facilities, a planning department, storehouse and three large manufacturing units.
Kjetil Bogstad said: “When I was younger I had a dream and owning a factory was not it, but I would not change a thing because I get to work with the greatest team of people, to create top quality products that helps save lives all over this planet and I could not be happier.”
Guest speaker Nick Patrick Head of International Trade at the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, gave an inspirational speech and said: “The opening of the brand new and very impressive POLYSEAM factory was a grand and elaborate celebration of excellent cuisine, top quality and plentiful beverage and music to jive all night.
The guests many of whom were invited customers, agents and distributors from all over the world made for very international event, especially the contingent from Norway, the home country of Polyseam’s CEO, Kjetil.
The evening proved to be a wonderful showcase of True Yorkshire (and Norwegian) grit in these uncertain times and fantastic platform to launch this exciting and positive future for POLYSEAM.”