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Canadian funding boosts PP Control & Automation

Posted on 13 Jan 2020 and read 1271 times
Canadian funding boosts PP Control & AutomationWest Midlands-based PP Control & Automation (PP C&A), a strategic manufacturing out-sourcing specialist, is on course for a record year after increasing its annual sales to £26 million — just 12 months on from attracting investment from Canadian-based private equity firm Ardenton Capital.

The company has seen demand for its solutions continue to rise against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, and it is now working with over 25 of the world’s largest machinery builders.

Employing more than 220 people at its 5,500m2 facility in Walsall, PP C&A undertakes design, engineering and complex assembly work for customers in a wide variety of industry sectors, including aerospace, food processing, machine tools, packaging and printing.

With the financial backing of Ardenton, the company has added £3 million of turnover over the last 12 months, and it is now considering acquisitions and a joint venture to establish a manufacturing presence in North America.

It has also strengthened its senior management team, with the appointment of Stewart Robertson as head of finance and Garry Myatt as sales director.

PP C&A CEO Tony Hague (www.ppcanda.com) said: “We are very pleased with how the last year has gone, especially when you consider that we have had to overcome Brexit uncertainty and global trade wars.

“Over 10% growth has been achieved, and we are delighted with how we have been able to win contracts in new markets, with automotive electrification a major breakthrough for us.”