Burton Plant and Office
A part of Interior
Burton upon Trent
DE14 2SY, Staffordshire
Phone: + 44 1283 492000
At a glance
> Burton is part of the business area Interior
> Opened in 2002, part of Kongsberg Automotive from 2003
> Burton facility houses design, purchasing, program management
and commercial departments supporting the other European
Interior facilities, as well as the small Sisiara Production Unit and
local Operations staff.
The Kongsberg Automotive Ltd. Burton manufacturing plant has been on Callister Way since 2003, though its origins date back to 1953 when the company was part of Pirelli Tyres Ltd and first manufactured rubber upholstery webbing and other rubber products for the furniture industry. The company was known as Pirelli GRG Division (General Rubber Goods) and was created in order to find a commercial outlet for the high quantities of scrap rubber produced in the Pirelli Tyre Division.
At this time the company was part of a very large Pirelli Tyres site on Beech Lane, Burton, which employed over 2000 people.
In 1974 the company developed a new product called Sisiara, which is a wired rubber and fabric suspension mat used as the seat spring, offering a lightweight, flexible alternative to metal springs. To date over 60 million Sisiara mats have been sold to the Furniture and Automotive markets.
Today, after most of the production has been moved to Pruszkow, the Burton facility houses design, purchasing, program management and commercial departments supporting the other European IS facilities, as well as the small Sisiara Production Unit and local Operations staff.
From East Midlands Airport; 24 miles, 32 minutes by road – A50 West Bound, then A38 South Bound. Leave the A38 at Branston onto the A5121 Wellington Road, then Parkway, then Callister Way DE14 2SY
From Birmingham Airport: 31 miles, 39 minutes by road – M42 North Bound, then M6 Toll North Bound (Toll payable), then A38 North Bound. Leave the A38 at Branston onto the A5121 Wellington Road, then Parkway, then Callister Way DE14 2SY.
By train: Nearest train station is Burton-on-Trent (on main line from either Birmingham, Derby or Nottingham) – 1.2 miles, 4 minutes by road. A5121 Wellington Road, then B5017 Shobnall Road, then Callister Way DE14 2SY.