Mec Com joins MAN as sales hint to record year

Posted on 15 Feb 2013

Mec Com, a precision engineering specialist, is looking to hit £12 million of annual sales in 2013 after demand for its solutions secured more than £2.5 million of orders from China, India and Tunisia.

As part of the expansion, the firm has invested nearly £1 million on the acquisition of aAs part of the expansion, the firm has invested nearly £1 million on the acquisition of a Trumpf laser cutting machine, a solvent free powder coating plant and the creation of 20 new jobs (which takes its total workforce to 130).

Commenting on Mec Com’s focus on “adding value to the customer”, Richard Bunce, managing director, said: “We are continually investing in automation and in training our workforce on the best lean processes – it’s an effective combination that delivers greater than 99.75% right first time components and 95.5% on time deliveries.”

Mec Com currently supplies components to the power generation, food processing, rail, medical and renewable energy sectors for clients including Alstom, DEK, Schneider Electric and Siemens.

The company, which manufactures bespoke enclosures used on the West Coast Mainline, in hospitals, food processing machines and solar equipment, has two facilities, one in Staffordshire and one in Romania (operated by subsidiary European Fabrications).

“We are expecting to add another £1 million of sales to turnover this year, with the pipeline full of enquiries both at home and overseas,” continued Bunce.

Mec Com has also become the latest member of the Midlands Assembly Network, a collective of nine sub contractors offering capabilities in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering (together these businesses employ 600 people and turnover more than £60 million).

Tony Hague, Chairman of MAN, said: “A commitment to world class performance, quality and ‘added value’ fits perfectly with the way we operate and I can already see a number of new opportunities that member companies can work on.”