After clearing up at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2015, one of Yorkshire’s fastest growing manufacturers - Lambert Engineering - has recorded its best year to date.
Three years ago, Lambert Engineering secured the prestigious ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ title, alongside three further awards – ‘Customer Focus’, Leadership & Strategy, ‘Innovation & Design’.
Discussing the growth, managing director, Warren Limbert, commented: “Consumer confidence in capital investment across food and beverage, confectionary, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and medical is buoyant and that is good news for our business with a five-year plan in place to achieve double digit growth year-on-year.”
He continued: “However, to deliver the high-quality production equipment we are renowned for, we need to continue to attract the best talent and develop our own engineers and application specialists.
The leading provider of high-value automation systems, equipment engineering and precision components recently opened the doors of its Tadcaster factory to showcase life as a modern-day engineer.
In total, more than 200 primary and secondary school pupils and college and university students were given a taste of bionics, augmented reality, robotics and the virtual cave thanks to AMRC’s specialist MANTRA exhibition.
Visitors were also able to experience augmented reality, robotic football and test their skills on a digital foosball table, one of the Lambert apprentice projects.
Lambert’s Madeleine Lee played a key role in the recent event, and commented: “We recognise the importance of inspiring young people to consider a future in manufacturing and the best way to do this is to give them a first-hand insight into the sector today and change the misconception that it is a dirty industry.”
Employing 170 people across its Station Estate facility, Lambert currently employs eight apprentices and is reportedly looking to recruit a further four over the course of the next 12 months.
The business is also a strong supporter of building links between industry and academia. It currently works with more than a dozen educational establishments through work experience placements, factory tours, open days and apprenticeship/graduate employment.
The latest event takes the total number of young people it has engaged with to more than 1,500 during the last five years.