Tharsus Success Story

LEADING robotics company Tharsus chose NETPark as a base for its new office so it could widen access to the North East’s talented pool of engineering professionals.

Tharsus, headquartered in Blyth, Northumberland, is the UK’s number one designer and manufacturer of autonomous system robots.

The business, which delivers commercial robotic products to some of the world’s leading companies, has opened an office at NETPark to develop the software that is essential to the operation of Tharsus’s automated solutions. It will also be a centre for further expanding the company’s core knowledge of robotics, in line with its 2018 business strategy.

NETPark is an internationally recognised location for science and technology companies in the UK which aims to provide a dynamic and supportive environment for ambitious, innovative, high-tech companies.

Tharsus CEO Brian Palmer said: “We’re delighted to have opened our new site at NETPark.  This will make it easier for us to attract the best engineering talent to the Tharsus team so that we can continue to deliver game-changing robotic systems for our customers.”

The move means the company can take on more staff from the high-calibre engineers available in the region.

Brian Archer, managing director of Business Durham, said: “We’re delighted that Tharsus is joining NETPark and has recognised that Durham is a fantastic place to do business. They will have access to a highly skilled supply chain within the county and we look forward to seeing them thrive in the next few years.”

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“We’re delighted to have opened our new site at NETPark.  This will make it easier for us to attract the best engineering talent to the Tharsus team so that we can continue to deliver game-changing robotic systems for our customers.”
Tharsus CEO Brian Palmer

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The quality of the facilities at NETPark and the attitude of staff is first class. It has a really dynamic, innovative atmosphere.

Dr Neil Loxley, - Chief executive, IBEX

The proximity to the universities and the infrastructure are very important factors. Ultimately having a presence in Europe is very valuable to us and we intend to stay at NETPark for many years to come.

Dr Arnab Basu, - CEO, Kromek

When looking for premises which would support our growth, whilst we’d looked at other locations nothing came close to NETPark. The office is modern and well serviced and reflects the type of company we are.

Paul Ashley , - Co-Founder, PNTS

We’re delighted to have opened our new site at NETPark.  This will make it easier for us to attract the best engineering talent to the Tharsus team so that we can continue to deliver game-changing robotic systems for our customers.

Brian Palmer , - CEO, Tharsus

We initially came because of the printable electronics centre but access to a highly skilled semi conductor workforce in the North East has been a key factor in us staying and growing here, as well as the value for money office space and the access to funding.

Ken Williamson, - COO, PragmatIC Printing

CPI has developed a specialist offering to support SMEs looking to develop their printable electronics applications and our partnership with Business Durham has been instrumental in attracting several SMEs to locate here in the region.

Dr Jon Helliwell, - Director of Printable Electronics, CPI

It fits perfectly for us that we’re surrounded by like-minded companies at NETPark. There are a number of highly skilled people in the area who can help us grow our business. The facilities and services offered by NETPark are first class, they make office life simple and engaging.

Stuart Wilson, - CEO, Ascarii

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