Ruark Audio Expands Southend-on-Sea Headquarters
Ruark has invested in a significantly enhanced office space, a doubling of warehouse capacity, a new R&D centre with a listening room, and an in-house photographic studio.
We're told that as the British, family-owned company continues to see year-on-year sales increases, it has also been necessary to considerably expand its warehouse in Southend-on-Sea. Doubling capacity will enable Ruark to accommodate this impressive growth.
Ruark Audio founder Alan O'Rourke told StereoNET:
During such unprecedented times, we are delighted to be investing so heavily in our headquarters. Ruark Audio has been based here for almost forty years, so making sure our UK team have the finest equipment and support is a priority for us. Despite difficult ongoing circumstances, the past few years have been very successful for Ruark.
The larger research and development centre now houses a new, acoustically-treated listening room where Ruark can test and perfect its class-leading designs. Meanwhile, Ruark tells us that the development facility was needed to create the company's next generation of products that have been developed on an entirely new, proprietary platform.
We can also look forward to more rich media content, thanks to Ruark now having its own in-house photographic studio. This will also produce 'how to' instructional videos for consumers.
Finally, the fully modernised and expanded office offers a sleek, clean working environment for the team – one that is more in line with the company's stylish products – and allows for continued growth in the future with space for further team additions.
It's always great to hear that a British brand is coming out of the series of lockdowns stronger, and we look forward to hearing the result of Ruark's new R&D department soon.
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