API Group announces new creative HQ at Manchester Airport


As part of its continued growth plans and focus on providing creative brand enhancement solutions, API has announced that it will open its new Customer Design Centre and Group Headquarters at the prestigious Voyager office building at Manchester Airport this June.

With its global customer base and increasing focus on providing creative and design support services, it had become essential for API Group to provide the right environment for visiting brand owners and converters. Accordingly, the new API HQ has been designed with a real focus on its creative space – enabling effective interaction with customers and suppliers – as well as providing the ideally situated location.

Voyager, situated in Airport City Manchester, is located directly next to Manchester Airport’s transport interchange and within minutes of the passenger terminals, meaning that international visitors will be able to walk from their plane to the new premises.  Being adjacent to the motorway network and the airport’s transport interchange, also makes API’s Group HQ ideal for all UK road, rail, Metrolink and bus journeys, connecting to Manchester city centre in just 17 minutes.

The new API Group HQ will cover 3,500 sq ft, with its conference area and innovations room forming an integral part of the development. It will also provide the base for the API executive team who will move from the current API Laminates manufacturing site at Poynton.

Commenting on the move, API President and CEO Dino Kiriakopoulos said: “With the increasing need for creative engagement throughout the supply chain it is essential for API to provide the right space and environment for our visitors.

“Our new location is the ideal creative and design location for growing our business and will ensure that API remains a global leader in the provision of brand enhancement solutions for consumer goods and printed media worldwide.”

David Fowlds, Head of Asset Management, MAG Property, said: “API Group is another international company that has realised the advantage of locating at Manchester Airport, with its unrivalled global connectivity.

“Our focus at MAG Property is on providing the right kind of property and location to suit the individual needs of businesses. I know that API will benefit from being at one of the best-connected locations in the North West as they look to grow their business in this region and beyond.”