Drallim Industries Completes Move Back To Millwood House After Devastating Fire

Having lost everything inside the building, the company had to completely re-strategise and set about temporarily relocating to business units in the local area

by Sarah Foreman | Tuesday 4 May 2021

Day-to-day operations were maintained while a more permanent solution was sought and the company remained optimistic and resilient.

Work started at the Millwood House location to clear the site, removing everything down to the concrete base, and plans for a new building were being made. Groundworks were completed, foundations were prepared, steel framework went up and progress was rapid.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit and closed many smaller sites. This presented new and unprecedented challenges however, After some COVID related delays the new building was ready for staff to return on the 19th October.

In the words of Dave Mooney the managing director: "Whilst the Drury Lane fire has been a devastating blow to Drallim, our recovery has been a quite remarkable experience! It has often been frustrating, exhausting and almost overwhelming - but I think many of us have enjoyed the challenge, and most of all the great spirit of camaraderie within the company.

"Our Customers are the other great heroes as they tolerated our long delays and stuck with us until we have been able to get back into production for all of our products. We even found the time and energy to win new business from the likes of Hong Kong Electric and were awarded a 10-year MoD contract, showing immense confidence in us all.

"We rapidly set about transforming Maunsell Road with our own hands, turning it into a fully functioning facility over the 18 months we were there, and we have just moved it all - lock, stock and barrel; back to Drury Lane. With all new equipment - test rigs, 3D printers; you name it we had to buy it again even down to hole punches and pens, and it is great to be home."


Carl Baldwin
Drallim Industries Ltd
+44 1424 205140

Tuesday 4 May 2021 / file under Aerospace | Engineering | Telecommunications