Engineering firm breaks £5m turnover barrier in special year
A Black Country engineering company has marked its 50th anniversary by breaking through the £5m turnover barrier for the first time.
Bruderer UK, which supplies punching machines to a range of sectors, is now setting its sights on a further £1m of orders for new presses, ancillary equipment and service packages over the next 12 months.
The company will use the MACH 2018 trade show to display its range of equipment and target new business.
Amongst the items on display will be a range of servo feeders, decoilers, rewinders, welders, conveyors and lubrication equipment, all essential for firms involved in high volume manufacturing.
Adrian Haller, managing director of Bruderer UK, said: “2018 is a massive year for Bruderer, with our UK operation 50-years old and our parent company in Switzerland actually celebrating its 75th.
“These two big milestones require a big platform and where better than MACH 2018. This industry-leading event will provide us with the perfect opportunity to celebrate with customers, suppliers and business partners that have played a part in our journey.”
He said the firm had managed to survive one of the recessions in living memory and over the last five years had enjoyed 10% year-on-year growth, culminating in it passing the £5m sales mark in January.
The 2017 turnover was boosted with orders coming in from customers in automotive, construction, electronics, medical and new energy.
The most high-profile job from the last 12 months originated from South Wales, with Bruderer installing machinery at the Royal Mint.
The machinery offers the Mint the capability to produce 10,500 £1 coins every 60 seconds.
Bruderer UK, which employs 14 people, has recently taken on a young service engineer to help it cope with expansion, with plans also in place for further recruitment of experienced staff and apprentices to futureproof the business.