One of many UK’s main producers of advanced cable harnesses and wiring looms has opened a second manufacturing web site within the Black Nation after a surge in orders from new and current clients.
Teepee Electrical, which has secured over £500,000 of further contracts for the reason that flip of the yr, has invested greater than £200,000 in taking over and becoming out the extra 7500 sq. ft. unit in Aldridge.
Positioned simply six miles from its current unit in Bloxwich, the brand new facility will home equipment lately bought from an organization that went into receivership and the set up of automated cable, strip and chopping machines, ink jet printing and technical crimp presses.
Contemporary funding has additionally been channelled into putting in a 30-metre+ cable minimize and meeting bench with matching A-frames, very best for advanced wiring and automobile harness units.
Teepee Electrical’s new 30-metre+ cable minimize and meeting bench
Steve Clarke, Managing Director, commented: “We work throughout automotive, blue gentle and rail and we’ve seen a rise in orders throughout all three sectors – necessitating the necessity for extra space and extra employees.
“Our current facility in Bloxwich had scope for elevated capability, however with a view to optimise effectivity, scale back product changeovers and to deal with the variances the brand new market alternatives are providing us, investing within the second web site in Aldridge was key.”
He went on so as to add: “After a complete search, we got here throughout a unit that was present process refurbishment. The structure was excellent and gave us loads of area to create devoted cells for particular initiatives and we’ve now additionally bought the bonus of having the ability to faucet into a brand new labour pool for workers.
“Our ERP administration system will hyperlink each factories collectively and our world class high quality requirements will guarantee all wiring harnesses are delivered on time and to the best specification.
“We’ve even purchased a brand new electrical automobile to assist transport folks between the 2 factories and, importantly, help our dedication to decreasing our carbon footprint.”
Steve Clarke, Managing Director, Teepee Electrical
Teepee Electrical is trying to take turnover to £5m in 2022, as extra clients faucet into its potential to produce low, medium and excessive volumes.
The corporate has additionally began supplying quantity cable assemblies to a second tier UK automotive provider with plans in place to be concerned in new automobile platforms by Spring 2023.
This development, coupled with alternatives in ‘EV Markets’, locations the enterprise on the forefront of provide for infrastructure, tools and automobiles.
Steve concluded: “Within the final month alone, we’ve got elevated our workforce by 8%, with additional recruitment set to happen for each websites within the coming months. Our crew are pushed to maintain investing and harnessing the long run!”
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