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Metelec wins prestigious business award

Posted on 20 Jun 2024. Edited by: Tony Miles. Read 552 times.
Metelec wins prestigious business awardMetelec team celebrate their success

Wolverhampton-based Metelec, a specialist copper supply chain partner, won a prestigious accolade in a leading regional business awards. Metelec was crowned champion in the Growth & Innovation category at the Express & Star Business Awards, which celebrates corporate success in the West Midlands. Members of the Metelec team across all areas of the business attended the awards ceremony held in The Halls at the University of Wolverhampton.

Managing director Kevin Draper said: “We were thrilled to overcome strong competition to win the award in recognition of our significant business development in recent years and the way our operations have adapted to meet the energy challenges of the future. Our continued success is testament to the hard work, expertise and dedication of the whole team. It was fantastic to have some of them with us last night to celebrate a landmark achievement and to thank them for their valued efforts.

“We have enjoyed a fantastic year which has seen us achieve many of our goals, including hitting financial targets and relocation to our new premises. There is still much to do, however, with plans to increase revenue further while improving the sustainability of the business and continuing to make a premier place to work.”

New branding

Metelec was also a runner-up in the Small to Medium-size Business of the Year category. Metelec has enjoyed a long-standing presence in the West Midlands as a metal stockholder but the last year has seen the business move up to the next level. Volume of business has increased considerably while, in the last 12 months, the company moved its Irish business to new premises, established a new branding and moved the UK business and headquarters from Walsall to a high-tech 47,973ft2 office and distribution centre in Wolverhampton.

As well as being one of the UK’s largest distributors of copper bars, busbars, copper profiles and copper components, Metelec is also a trusted supply chain partner to a growing number of switchgear specialists, serving a wide variety of sectors including all construction segments. The business also serves the high growth areas of data centres and electric vehicle charging infrastructure and emerging opportunities in wide-scale electrification and infrastructure associated with the green energy transition.

Metelec’s business model goes far beyond being a traditional supplier, with an advanced manufacturing design service capable of producing specialist, bespoke copper products to customer specification at remarkable pace. The company recently committed to a further circa £400,000 investment on the cutting-edge machines that will further increase its capacity and productivity.