German firm secure site for factory and HQ

The Fliegl factory at Frampton Fen.
The Fliegl factory at Frampton Fen.

German farm equipment manufacturer Fliegl has moved a step closer to bringing a new factory and UK headquarters near Boston.

The family-run firm - known for its manure and slurry machinery and push-off trailers – has signed the contact for the premises at Frampton Fen.

The focus of the operation will primarily be on high-capacity conventional monocoque tipping trailers but other products could later be added to the production regime.

The headquarters and factory will initially employ around 10 people – including five apprentices that could be taken from surrounding schools and colleges.

Jose Viedma, Fliegl’s commercial director for the UK, said: “We’re delighted to have signed the contract for the premises at Frampton Fen. Lincolnshire is a very important county in terms of UK agriculture and it makes perfect sense for us to be at the heart of it. There is huge potential for Fliegl and our production of agricultural machinery and trailers.

“Boston in particular has everything we need. The port handles more than one million tons of cargo per year, including the import of steel and timber and the export of grain and recyclable materials. There’s also light industry for our subcontract work, and it’s connected by rail and trunk roads including the A16 and the A52.”

The hope, Mr Viedma said, it to be moved in by the end of August.

He added: “We’re confident that it will be an excellent hub for Fliegl and we can’t wait to get started.”