Injection moulding and chrome plating specialist Borough Ltd, has announced the appointment of Darren Oldfield as Production Planning & Business Development Manager, as the Southend-based firm continues its drive to grow and diversify.
Oldfield brings a wide and extensive knowledge of business systems and manufacturing to the role, shaped by a decade with global automotive parts manufacturer, Kongsberg Automotive and more recently board positions within the construction industry supply chain.
Borough Director David Brereton said of the appointment: “Borough is in a good position to kick-on, following the recent challenges of the global pandemic and its impact on the automotive industry, so it is gratifying to be able to attract to our business, individuals of Darren’s calibre.
Darren Oldfield, Production Planning & Business Development Manager, Borough Ltd
“For more than 60 years, Borough has been providing high-quality moulded plastic and chrome-plated components, assemblies and systems, to the automotive industry’s leading brands; Darren is here to help us grow and expand in new sectors.
“Darren’s list of contacts across the automotive industry and beyond, both locally and internationally, is very impressive and should prove valuable as we look to grow our business, improve our processes and increase efficiency throughout our manufacturing operations.
“He has brought a fresh approach to the challenges we face in what is a competitive global market and we expect great things from him as he gets to grips with our business, in all its complexities, to support the senior team’s strategic growth ambitions.”
New Production Planning & Business Development Manager, Darren Oldfield commented: “The opportunity to work with the senior team at Borough, to challenge the industry status quo and do things a little differently, was too good to pass up.
“Given the increasing pressure on global supply chains, already stretched taut following years of problems, the need of British manufacturers to onshore their supplies, is a great opportunity for growth for businesses such as Borough.
“This is a business ready to embrace change to drive further growth through its ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality products and achieving operational excellence – both areas that align with my personal experience and expertise.
“Borough has become pre-eminent in moulding high-quality plastic components and chrome plating them, but we know there is more we can do to bring chrome plated parts to new audiences that will appreciate its durability, finish and quality for uses beyond the automotive sector.
“I’m looking forward to working with the experienced senior team at Borough to ensure in the years ahead we are the plastic component moulder and chrome plater of choice, for those clients seeking unrivalled quality of manufacture from a British supplier.”
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