Hitachi's top man is to open Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions’ new purpose-built £7m office campus on the White Horse Business Park.

Kazuya Miura, president and chief executive officer of Hitachi Capital Corporation, will open Hakuba House - which translates directly from the Japanese for white horse - on Monday.

It is a office campus and specialist vehicle preparation centre which has been in operation since May after construction work finished less than a year after it started.

Hakuba House is the very first building that Hitachi Capital owns the freehold for anywhere in the world.

The Trowbridge branch currently employs over 140 staff members who manage almost 30,000 vehicles.

The previous premises situated in Canal Road, Trowbridge, housed the business for 13 years and were originally designed for just 30 staff, managing 717 vehicles.

Managing director Jon Lawes said: “It was becoming clear that we had outgrown our previous buildings and it was time to find more suitable premises that would allow us to continue to meet the growing and diverse needs of our customers.

“In 2011 we made the decision to undertake the search for a new site that would not only allow us to support the future needs of our customers, but would also provide a fantastic working environment for our employees.

“We are delighted that we have now moved into our new building on the White Horse Business Park.”

Designed by Nash Partnership, a Bath based firm of architects, and delivered by Midas Construction, the new office campus includes a wide range of green features.

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