Factory extension marks start of four-year plan to double sales

A West Midlands supplier of electrical control systems, cable harnesses and sub-contract manufacturing services hopes to double sales to £40m with a new £1m extension to its facilities.

Tony Hague and David Fox, both PP Control & Automation
Tony Hague and David Fox, both PP Control & Automation

PP Control & Automation has added a further 1,000m² of production space to its existing 4,500m² facility in Cheslyn Hay, in order to facilitate growth in new technology markets and interest from a wider international customer base.

With construction complete, work is now underway to equip the logistics and material department with conveyor systems and barcode scanning to ensure goods are moved around the shopfloor quickly and efficiently.

Also planned is a new ‘clean assembly’ area that will cater for an increasing need to assemble static sensitive electronics, as well as intricate mechanical parts that have more specialist assembly requirements.

Tony Hague, managing director said: “We have very ambitious growth plans to double turnover and this will only be possible by ensuring we have a facility in the UK that can provide us with the space needed to meet our current and future customer requirements.

“The £1m investment, in the immediate light of the Brexit vote, shows our commitment to creating a world class operation and we will showcase our new capabilities to clients in the food processing & packaging, machine tool, medical, printing, semiconductor and scientific machinery sectors.

“We are confident that our four-year plan to reach £40m will be achieved and we don’t envisage Article 50 or Brexit having too much of an influence on what we do.”

“It’s not just investment in bricks and mortar either,” added David Fox, Chairman of PP Control & Automation. “Over the last 6 months we have been steadily recruiting new members of staff across the business – in production, engineering, sales and supply chain management.”