Contechs wins prestigious accolade



Design, engineering and recruitment specialist Contechs has been named Manufacturer of the Year in the prestigious Midlands Business Awards.

It is a tremendous accolade for the Company which has continued to go from strength to strength.

The company won praise from the judges for delivering a clear strategy for success and future growth with a focus on the future whilst not being afraid to be innovative.

A hidden jewel within the UK automotive manufacturing sector, Contechs is a business which continuously strives for excellence – to be best in class – a philosophy which has paid off with the company today being in a stronger position than ever before.

Its tagline ‘limitless possibilities’ is one which encapsulates the Contechs ethos and is one which extends throughout the organisation both in terms of the services the company provides to its customers as well as the potential of its employees.  Contechs’ list of clients features some of Europe’s largest and most prestigious vehicle manufacturers, encompassing high volume carmakers, performance specialists and first tier suppliers.

One of its facilities operates out of a 65,000 sq ft site in Warwick comprising design and engineering, recruitment and manufacturing space, the company has recently expanded the premises creating a world class lean operation; investing heavily in new processes and equipment providing strong foundations on which to continue to build, creating over 300 new jobs across the group.  The company has also recently extended its presence in Germany.

The preservation of skill sets too is a key factor within Contechs.  Every member of staff from the shop floor to the boardroom receives regular training tailored to both the individual and the workplace.  In addition the company operates a successful apprenticeship programme.

Managing Director Peter Jarvis who this year celebrates 10 years at the helm of Contechs was also named as Businessman of the Year.  He commented:  “We are absolutely thrilled to have won this award.  It is a tremendous achievement and one which is testimony to the hard work, commitment and dedication of each and every Contechs employee.”

Established in 1997, Contechs specialises in design and engineering, trim-manufacture, materials handling and specialist recruitment.

The company has sites in Warwick, Basildon and Cologne, Germany and expects to have a total workforce of over 1,000 by the end of 2016.  Turnover is projected to reach £50 million by the end of this year and is on target to reach £65 million in 2017.

Pictured:  Pete Jarvis (right) pictured with Colin Foxall of Nexis Creative sponsor of Manufacturer of the Year Award (centre) and Contechs Production Manager Lee Campbell.

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