Oct the 1st
By James Kwan
Posted In: Manufacturing Heroes
West Midlands based, Walsall Pressings is celebrating being listed in the Sunday Times international fast track following £2m investment and new contracts in the automotive sector.
The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of available accounts.
Walsall Pressings specialises in the design, development and manufacture of technical metal presswork, robotic welding and mechanical assemblies for customers spanning a diverse range of market sectors including automotive, communications and domestic appliance.
Paul Woolley, managing director said, “We have invested in upgrading some of our plant and equipment, invested in a new warehousing facility and acquired Birmingham based DRB Engineering which is a highly regarded and well respected provider of comprehensive metal pressing, manufacturing and toolmaking services.”
Walsall Pressings have grown from a turnover of £33m in 2012 to more than £46m in 2015, which also placed them in the London Stock Exchange 1000 UK Companies to Inspire list.
Paul Woolley said, “We have had consistent growth for the last three years, which has been boosted by the buoyancy in the automotive sector.
“Our customers depend upon our technical ability, product quality and customer support, we strive to provide a world class service at competitive global market prices whilst meeting our customers high expectations for quality, cost and delivery”
Walsall Pressings as a tier one supplier to the automotive giants have an enviable client base, Paul believes the businesses has a couple of distinct unique attributes that have helped the business achieve record levels of growth.
“I have a very good engineering team, we support the customer well, as an independent private company, there are no unnecessary layers of hierarchy so decisions are made quickly.” Paul added.
Along with their recent success, Walsall Pressing have also been recognised for their expertise by being awarded the global contract for the assembly and test of the front engine cover fitted for Fords latest diesel engine.