Major investment for Midlands manufacturer

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PP Control & Automation (formerly Power Panels) is investing over £1 million in a new factory extension, shrugging off industry uncertainty in the wake of Brexit.

The company, which is a world-leading supplier of electrical control systems, cable harnesses and sub-contract manufacturing solutions, is set to add 1,000 square metres of production space to its facility in Cheslyn Hay in Staffordshire. The expanded site will include a new logistics department and clean assembly area, as the company looks to double its sales turnover to £40m by 2021.

“There was a lot of talk about uncertainty holding back industry after the Brexit vote, but we have confidence – in the medium term – that UK manufacturing in general will be strong and the growth plans of ourselves and our customers remain unchanged,” said Tony Hague, managing director of PP Control & Automation. “The additional 1,000sqm will be used for additional manufacturing space, a just-in-time logistics operation and new clean assembly area that we’ll need for new opportunities in the more specialist industry sectors.”

New staff are being added to the existing 200 employees, as the company has benefitted from the trend for outsourcing among machinery builders. “Companies have realised that strategic outsourcing in areas of non-core activities offers many significant commercial and operational benefits,” said David Fox, chairman of PP Control & Automation.

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