A HUDDERSFIELD company designing and producing mobile office “pods” has landed a contract with banking giant Lloyds TSB.
Volume Products Ltd, based at Colne Road, has secured an initial order for its circular Airea product – a mobile meeting room which can be assembled by two people in 30 minutes.
The firm will also provide screens and cabinets to house photocopiers, printers, shredders and fax machines.
Airea, which was launched earlier this year at a major design show, can be set up to meet a company’s required size and format. It includes acoustic roof panels, lighting that can be dimmed, hidden power cabling and a variety of storage accessories.
Volume Products managing director Mark Partridge said: “The use of Airea rooms allows the creation of an open plan office environment that is light and gives a balance of openness and privacy.
“As Airea offers acoustic privacy, the rooms can be used for meetings and private working. Airea’s design can also help to control the clutter and noise from equipment such as printers, copiers and shredders.”
Volume Products developed Airea after the success of MacroPod — an aluminium and glass case which opens up to provide a self-contained office complete with desk, chair, computer, telephone, shelving and lighting.
The lightweight, portable “workstation” has found favour with students at Huddersfield University as well as staff at 135 branches of HSBC and workers at AstraZeneca, Yorkshire Building Society and Fitness First.
Volume Products is now talking to existing clients as well as others – including police forces and local authorities – interested in using Airea in places as diverse as schools, hospitals, airports, car showrooms and even as mobile crime incident rooms.
Some of Volume’s products have also been sold in Spain and Norway.
Volume Products moved to Bates Mill three-and-a-half years ago – leaving its first home at the Media Centre because the Colne Road premises offered space to assemble and show off its products.