Warwickshire manufacturer creates new jobs after opening new facility

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A leading automotive manufacturing supplier in Warwickshire has doubled its operational footprint and created new jobs, as it embarks on an exciting new era of growth.

Now, the business has invested in a much larger facility next to its original site, doubling its workspace to 10,000 square feet, as it focuses on the next stage of its growth strategy seeking to increase its annual turnover by a further £1m this year.

The move has allowed Protec to establish a dedicated assembly line at the new site and introduce a new range of services, such as leather wrapping, whilst also helping to bolster its existing capabilities in electric vehicle manufacturing.

The expansion, which was supported by a £400,000 loan from Lloyds Bank, has already created three new jobs within the firm’s assembly line team and it’s hoped that a further four team members will join Protec by Summer 2024.

The firm uses an extensive range of cutting-edge technologies and specialist manufacturing techniques to service projects for customers in the automotive, rail, defence, and aerospace sectors, and has recently secured an international-standard accreditation in recognition of its high-standards of manufacturing excellence.

Lee Horton, managing director at Protec, said: “We’ve worked with Lloyds Bank for more than 15 years, including when we purchased our first unit, so we were confident that they would be the right partner for our latest expansion.

“As a business that started in a serviced office where there was no room for any equipment or machinery, it’s fantastic to see how much we’ve expanded over the years. Our philosophy has always been to look at the areas where we see the highest level of demand and invest in them. The new space has enabled us to win more production lines from clients and give both the business and the team more opportunities to grow.”

Jessica Fox, relationship manager at Lloyds Banking Group said: “We are proud to be supporting Protec as it aims to expand its business and invest in its team. The business has been able to support its clients with a greater breadth of work, from manufacturing highly specialised car parts, to providing consultancy, and we’re pleased to be part of their journey.

“We’ll continue to be by the side of Protec and other West Midlands manufacturers which take such a proactive approach to growing their capacity, in order to meet the needs of their customers.”