Belfast firm designed and installed specialist solutions across multi-million-pound facility
- BLK BOX has also had a busy past few months with ongoing projects for high performance sport teams including English Premiership Rugby teams, Sales Sharks and Bristol Bears
- Company has also been very busy with heightened demand for home gym equipment
- Company has invested to meet consumer demand
Belfast-based BLK BOX has recently completed a large project for Adidas at its new multi-million-pound global headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany.
BLK BOX is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of strength and conditioning equipment and specialises in the design and fit-out of world class training facilities. It provides its products and services to consumers, athletes, teams, companies and gyms around the world.
BLK BOX supplied and installed over 20,000 sq ft of flooring solutions across eight different training locations in the new Adidas Arena building, meeting the global company’s stringent athletic, design and environmental requirements.
It is one of the latest major projects carried out by the Belfast-headquartered company and follows its completion in the second half of 2019 of the IRFU’s €6million High-Performance Training Facility at Abbotstown, Dublin.
Founded eight years ago by Belfast entrepreneur Greg Bradley, BLK BOX is headquartered in Titanic Quarter where it employs over 60 people in a manufacturing, distribution and office facility.
Commenting on the Adidas project, Greg Bradley, CEO of BLK BOX, said: “This was a complex project that saw us work closely with the team at Adidas to provide flooring solutions that were central to the multi-million-pound building from a practical, marketing and aesthetic perspective. Our team provided end-to-end project management and fast delivery under extremely tight deadlines. It is a fantastic project to have been involved in and one that our team can be very proud of. With employees of Adidas now moving into the building post-lockdown we are very pleased to see the solutions we provided beginning to get well used.”
Greg says that despite the COVID-19 pandemic BLK BOX has had a busy past few months with ongoing projects with high performance sport teams including English Premiership Rugby Teams, Sales Sharks and Bristol Bears as well as an increase in online sales of home gym equipment for consumers. “During the lockdown, there was understandably a real focus on training at home and a heightened demand for home gym equipment.
One of the things we did as a company during the lockdown was to invest in two BLK BOX branded lorries for transporting orders so that we could shorten delivery and lead times for customers. We have also been busy working closely with some of our commercial clients to prepare their gyms for reopening, helping them ensure that they comply with social distancing measures.”
“Looking ahead, we remain confident about the outlook both in relation to the gym sector bouncing back to before lockdown as well as the demand for home gym equipment,” he adds.