Tony Hague is new chair at the Midlands Assembly Network

Posted on 20 Nov 2012

Tony Hague, managing director of multiple award-winning PP Electrical Systems, has been appointed chairman of Midlands Assembly Network (MAN).

A founding member of the Midlands consortium of engineering businesses, MAN, Tony has targeted an additional £2 million of new business in three vertical sectors under his chairmanship.

Automotive, aerospace and electronics are the three main sectors that could benefit most from the networks’ capabilities in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering solutions.

“This is going to be an important year for MAN and one that we want to adopt a more aggressive approach to sales,” explained Hague, whose company PP Electrical Systems in Cheslyn Hay has won awards for its investment in training and its lean operations.

“We’ve already established a proven track record for world class quality and security of supply, with over £12m of contracts already delivered for a high profile global customer base.”

“There’s over £3bn of opportunities currently available in the automotive industry at present so it seems like a natural sector to target, especially when you consider our experience in Quality Cost Delivery performances,” he added.

Established in 2006, the Midlands Assembly Network is made up of eight members including Advanced Chemical Etching, Alucast, Brandauer, Barkley Plastics, FW Cables, PP Electrical Systems, SMT Developments and Westley Engineering.

Each company offers a different engineering solution, ranging from high volume precision pressings, electrical control systems and tooling to PCB assembly, wire harnesses and injection moulding.

Together, they have nine manufacturing facilities, employ over 650 people and hold industry quality accreditations, such as TS16949, AS9100, UL508 and SC21.

The group plan to hire a new sale representative soon. Hague adds that he wants to increase the network to 10 companies in 2013.

Tony Hague takes over as chair of MAN from Wesley Engineering’s Gerry Dunne.