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API is opening a new customer design center and group headquarters at the Voyager office building at Manchester Airport.
With its global customer base and increasing focus on providing creative and design support services, API said it had become 'essential to provide the right environment' for visiting brand owners and converters. With this in mind, API said its new headquarters has been designed with a focus on creative space, ‘enabling effective interaction with customers and suppliers’, as well as providing an ‘ideally situated’ location. Voyager, situated in Airport City Manchester, is located directly next to Manchester Airport’s transport interchange and within minutes of the passenger terminals, meaning international visitors are able to easily transfer to the new premises. It is also adjacent to the motorway network and the airport’s transport interchange for UK journeys.
The new API Group HQ will cover 3,500 sq ft, with its conference area and innovations room central to the development. It will also provide the base for the API executive team, who will move from the current API Laminates manufacturing site at Poynton.
API president and CEO Dino Kiriakopoulos said: ‘With the increasing need for creative engagement throughout the supply chain it is essential for API to provide the right space and environment for our visitors. Our new location is the ideal creative and design location for growing our business and will ensure that API remains a global leader in the provision of brand enhancement solutions for consumer goods and printed media worldwide.’