Christmas has come early for one of Yorkshire’s fastest growing manufacturers, Lambert Engineering, after announcing its biggest ever contract and securing four major industry awards.
A leading provider of automation systems, equipment engineering and precision components, Lambert announced the best 24-hours of sales in its more than 40-year history, with £9m of new business agreed.
Due to be delivered over the coming 18 months, the order involves a new modular manufacturing platform for medical devices that will eventually be installed in Europe and South America.
According to the firm, the contract should provide a solid foundation to achieve its ambitious goal to post turnover £28m by the end of 2016 – a target is expected to see another 25 staff, including four apprentices, join the business.
Managing Director, Warren Limbert explained: “Automation is such a popular topic at the moment, with even the emerging countries looking at how they can take labour out of the equation to improve productivity.
“A lot of our work is to strategically help our customers and their production lines work smarter by developing highly innovative, affordable automation solutions.”
He continued: “Working with some of our key supply partners, we have developed technologies that truly differentiate our customers, elevate them beyond their competition and help make them Number 1 in their respective marketplaces.
“2015 was a major milestone in our development as a business and marks the start of our five-year strategy to increase turnover by 90% by 2020.”
You can read about the glitz, the glamour and all of the winners from the recent TMMX Awards here.
The Tadcaster-based company also claimed the prestigious ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ title at the recent TMMX Awards hosted by The Manufacturer and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Lambert beat off the challenge of more than 100 rivals from across the UK, with the high-profile judging panel announcing it as the best-all round ambassador for UK manufacturing and a role model for its peers.
That was not the end of the winning for the ambitious firm, with three more awards – Customer Focus, Leadership and Strategy, Innovation and Design – secured and now on display at its facility in North Yorkshire.
Sales Director, Matthew Cox commented: “To gain one TMMX Award is an achievement, but to walk away with three titles and the main ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ award has surpassed our wildest dreams.”
He continued: “We involved 30 of our people directly in the judging process and many more across the business when completing the applications. It was a real team effort and highlights how passionate our employees are in delivering world class innovation to our customers.
“The TMMX Awards are a great marketing tool and we’ll be using them to open doors with potential customers and for attracting new members of staff. We’ll also do our bit to promote manufacturing in the UK, and will be more than happy to hold best practice visits so other firms can take a look at how we do things.”
2015 has been a significant year of growth for Lambert, with its determination to bring the next technology step change to market helping it land a number of new business partnerships.
The company – which currently employs 185 people – exports nearly 85% of its sales to more than 25 countries across the world.