Toro U.K. Limited have opened a visitor centre at their Spellbrook factory in Hertfordshire.
After significant investment, the company have converted an old agricultural building based by their test fields into a multi-functional visitor centre, that includes a kitchen, toilets, Wi-Fi and full audio visual facilities.
Described by the company as capable of holding small intimate meetings to large events, the building will give them the opportunity to welcome more groups to the site, including customers and dealers from both the UK and Europe.
In honour of the founder of Hayter mowers, the building has been named the 'Douglas Hayter Visitor Centre' and various nods to the site's history have been added in the form of a history wall, display cabinets and some heritage and special edition machines.
Toro UK combined the launch of the visitor centre with a celebration for staff of the Queens Platinum Jubilee.
Craig Hoare, sales & marketing manager, Toro U.K. said, "This visitor centre provides Toro with a really useful space to host and interact with our dealers and customers. From training to new product development, this visitor centre will be vital to growing our business in the UK.
"There was only ever one choice when it came to naming the building and I am so pleased we have been able to honour Doug Hayter, the man who started it all and to be able to bring some of our history into the building.”