Growth is expected to come from its global client base across sectors such as automotive, medical, assisted living and industrial products, with the latter covering anything from telecoms and power distribution products to electric bikes.
Supporting the company’s ambitious expansion plans is a £1.1 million investment drive into new presses, technical cleaning capability and the launch of a new corporate identity, website and digital media campaign.
“We have had huge success in doing things differently and challenging clients to change their thinking around component design,” explains Neil Geoghegan, managing director of Clamason Industries. “Our approach is to start working with customers earlier to see if our ability to design for manufacture and our capability to produce precision parts could solve production bottlenecks. For example, we have enjoyed major success in redesigning aluminium castings to be suitable for the pressing process, saving our clients time and money, with the added benefit of being more environmentally friendly.”
He continues: “Investment in the latest press technology and intelligent tooling means we’ve got dozens of other examples, including how we offered one firm a way of on-shoring its components from China. Since 2015, we have added £12.5 million of revenue and this is just the start. Our facilities in Kingswinford and Slovakia give us a global footprint that will help attract more customers and contribute to our expansion plans. There is still the spectre of Brexit hanging over us and, while we would like to see a deal, we are looking at a range of measures that might help us cope with the short-term upheaval of a ‘no deal’ situation.”
Clamason Industries, which holds IATF 16949 and ISO 13485 quality accreditations for the automotive and medical sectors, employs 290 people across its two plants. The company offers customers access to a wide range of presses, from 20 to 300 tonne, with the largest providing a 3 m bed.
Significant automation has also been installed to speed up lead times and encourage lights-out manufacturing, while investment in new technical cleaning facilities means the company is adept at supplying parts from insulin pens and dry powder inhalers, through to precise components for car entertainment systems.
Ian Davies, sales director at Clamason Industries, says: “We are looking to the future and wanted a new corporate identity that reflected our growth plans and where we want to go. After much deliberation we teamed up with Nutcracker Design, who did a fantastic job of transforming the brand and developing the ‘C’ icon in a way that showcases our precision capabilities.
“The UK website is now ‘live’ and we are just waiting on final translations before we launch Slovakian and German versions,” he adds. “Digital marketing is definitely a big focus as we look to grow sales both at home and overseas.”