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BOFA’s new corporate HQ and Centre of Excellence officially opened by the Duke of Kent

BOFA International, a world leader in industrial fume and dust extraction technology, has welcomed royalty to its doors this week with The Duke of Kent officially opening a new state-of-the-art corporate office in Poole, Dorset.

The new 12,000 square ft premises highlights the remarkable success that BOFA has witnessed since it went through a management buy-out back in 2015.

It has now received a Queen’s Award for Innovation in recognition of its technical leadership, after growing its export markets to over 120 countries.

And no doubt a royal visit to its new premises is sure to be the icing on the cake.

The new building houses the companies corporate services including, marketing, HR and finance and customer support and will also be the home of world-leading and advanced fume and dust extraction research and development facilities.

As reported in BDaily News, BOFA’s Managing Director, Tony Lockwood, said: “We are very proud to fly the flag for British manufacturing, and our investment in these new facilities will enhance our ability to innovate and expand as we drive forward our ambitious plans for the future.

“Our achievement of the Queen’s Award for Innovation last year reaffirmed to me the importance of the company’s core values of innovation, customer service and support for our people in the implementation of our strategic plans to meet growing worldwide demand for our technology” he continued.

BOFA employs over 250 people in Dorset and is easily one of the fastest growing businesses in the area.

It’s employees are responsible for the design and production of fume and dust extraction systems that remove harmful airborne contaminants that are produced during industrial processes.

BOFA also has a 14-strong specialist team of chartered engineers and technicians and has been recognised for its development of its Intelligent Operating platform.

This is said to be a world ‘first’, encouraging new levels of monitoring, analytics and control to extraction system performance.

And it would seem BOFA is setting examples across the globe too with a new office in Germany, a business development function in Poland and enhancements in its American operations.