MAN claims its place in the finals of The Manufacturer Awards


2013 is proving to be another milestone year for the Midlands Assembly Network (MAN), with the innovative collaboration now through to the final of one of industry’s most prestigious competitions.

The collective, which features ten world class sub contract manufacturers, has been named as a finalist in The Manufacturer magazine’s Annual Awards and will now have to showcase its credentials to a panel of high profile judges.

MAN will do battle with some of the UK’s finest engineering businesses to see if it can claim the crown of SME Manufacturer of the Year (over 125 employees) at the glittering finale in December.

Tony Hague, Chairman, commented: “This is a competition we’ve had our eye on for some time and now, seven years on from our formation, believe we are in a ideal position to win it.

“In 2012/13, we have added £7.5m of new sales to the group and are currently working on a number of ambitious projects that will see us develop new technologies and products that are ‘world firsts’.

“We’re also in the process of creating 75 new jobs, many of those in senior and skilled positions.”

The Midlands Assembly Network is made up of ten companies including Grove Design, Advanced Chemical Etching, Alucast, Barkley Plastics, Brandauer, FW Cables, Mec Com, PP Electrical Systems, SMT Developments and Westley Engineering.

Together they employ over 650 people and turnover in excess of £65m, providing access to world class manufacturing in precision pressings, casting, etching, injection moulding, wiring looms, toolmaking, PCB assembly and electrical control systems and assemblies.

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