An additional £2m contract haul and growth in three key sectors is the aim of the new Chairman of the Midlands Assembly Network (MAN) it was announced today.
Tony Hague will head up the eight-strong collaboration of world class engineering businesses as it enters its seventh year and believes there has never been a better time for the group to secure more work.
Automotive, aerospace and electronics have already been identified as the three main sectors that could benefit most from its capabilities in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering solutions.
“This is going to be an important year for MAN and one that we want to adopt a more aggressive approach to sales,” explained Tony, who is currently Managing Director of PP Electrical Systems in Cheslyn Hay.
“We’ve already established a proven track record for world class quality and security of supply, with over £12m of contracts already delivered for a high profile global customer base.”
He continued: “However, I know we can do more. We just need to be more pro-active and this will start with the recruitment of a dedicated sales consultant to represent the group.
“We’ll also be looking to develop a more sales driven website and marketing material and actively take the MAN message out to potential customers.”
First established in 2006, the Midlands Assembly Network is made up of eight members including Advanced Chemical Etching, Alucast, Brandauer, Barkley Plastics, FW Cables, PP Electrical Systems, SMT Developments and Westley Engineering.
Each company offers a different engineering solution, ranging from high volume precision pressings, electrical control systems and tooling to PCB assembly, wire harnesses and injection moulding.
Together, they boast nine world class manufacturing facilities, employ over 650 highly skilled professionals and hold industry quality accreditations.
“There’s over £3bn of opportunities currently available in the automotive industry at present so it seems like a natural sector to target, especially when you consider our experience in Quality Cost Delivery (QCD) performances,” added Tony.
“Then you have the next generation of aircraft currently being developed…this offers some great opportunities to get involved in the design and prototype stage. Similar again with the latest electronics.”
Tony Hague takes over from Wesley Engineering’s Gerry Dunne as Chairman of MAN.
In addition to the sales drive, he is also expecting to increase the membership of the Group to 10 companies by the start of 2013, as well as creating closer working links with key educational establishments such as local Universities – all geared towards developing collaborative innovation in new engineering and manufacturing disciplines.
For further information, visit www.man-group.co.uk