11 June 2018
Infineum, one of the world leaders in the formulation, manufacture and marketing of petroleum additives for fuels and lubricants, recently held a Ground-breaking Ceremony at their Headquarters in Milton Hill. This was to mark the start of their multimillion pound investment into their site close to Didcot, bringing more than 80 new jobs to Oxfordshire.
The new Global Centre of Innovation will deliver the necessary infrastructure to support their technology leadership and to enable improved innovation, with a state of the art new building. This will encompass new laboratories for research and development, a variety of collaborative meeting spaces and a new restaurant for all employees and visitors.
On 21 May 2018, Infineum senior leaders and project team members joined with representatives from Kier Construction Central, who will build the new facility, to break the ground and officially start the construction of this new building.
Trevor Russell, CEO Infineum and Mark Pausey, Managing Director, Kier Construction Central officially started the project by breaking ground at the site of the new building
“Technology leadership in our global marketplace is critical to our success. This new extension to our existing facilities at Milton Hill will enable even higher levels of collaboration and innovation which in turn will lead to even better products being developed for our customers. We continue to invest in our future growth and this new facility will be a key part of our global network” Trevor Russell - CEO, Infineum International Ltd.
“Kier is looking forward to working closely with Infineum on this important project and continuing to grow our presence in the Oxfordshire market.” Mark Pausey – Managing Director, Kier Construction Central.
“I am delighted that construction of a Global Centre of Innovation for Infineum has started at Milton Hill. This multimillion pound investment in the constituency, and the jobs that it will bring, is extremely welcome and I look forward to opening the Centre in due course.” The Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP, Member of Parliament for Wantage and Didcot.
The project is due to complete mid-2019, with normal Infineum operations continuing onsite throughout the build.