Coventry-based Sarginsons Industries, a leader in lightweighting, has been praised for its continued investment in people and technology by the Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street.
He recently visited the company to officially open its new laboratory and technology centre, and find out more about its plans to develop the factory in Torrington Avenue.
The Mayor said: “I was here two years ago, and it is great to see the company’s progress. Two things stand out: it has continued to invest, and it has continued to think about the niche within which it operates.
"There is a lesson there, that if you can find a niche in the market, you can defend it and own it, and you can defy the market if conditions become tough.
"Sarginsons has done a first-class job, and the company would stress that quality is a really important hallmark for it.
"It is great to see Sarginsons investing and bringing new jobs to Coventry — highly skilled jobs — and it is hoping to expand further.
“The company is looking at meeting some of the really high-specification challenges for customers such as Aston Martin, and by capturing some of those high-end niches, it has to be good for Coventry and the region.”
Sarginsons managing director, Anthony Evans (www.sarginsons.com
), said that technology will play a key role in the company’s growth.
“We were recently described as an ‘outlier’ because of the way we are looking to develop and grow the business. That means going beyond prototyping and manufacturing parts, and working with our customers at the development phase of new components.
"The reason for opening the new laboratory and technology centre is to ensure that every member of the team can see — on a daily basis — where we are heading as a business and the role that our technology and measurement facilities will play in that.”