28 May Press Release: Constant Group celebrate growth with group wide re-brand and new appointments
Leading British single source precision sheet metal component manufacturers, Constant Group, are delighted to continue rapid growth through 2015 with; a companywide re-branding program, key new appointments, fleet expansion and the plans to launch a creative engineering project aimed at local schools.
Father and son, Harry and Richard Garlick, established Constant Aluminium Supplies Ltd in 1970 to provide aluminium sheet metal services to local business in the Oldham and Manchester area. After continued business development, and becoming known by customers simply as ‘Constant’ the company has officially changed name to Constant Group Ltd with the launch of its new Group branded website at www.constantgroup.co.uk, reflecting its 6 strong businesses including; Constant Engineering, the original kick plate and components business which operates alongside Constant Manufacturing the growing precision sheet metal solutions division.
As a stroke of luck the company name changed on Richard’s birthday, the 10th of April, which certainly helped with the diplomatic side of broaching the ‘Dad we’ve changed the company name’ conversation by the now Managing Directors, his children, Matt Garlick and Emma Gilligan.
“45 years ago I couldn’t have envisaged being part of a company providing a range of metal work solutions to companies around the world, from leading fitness brands like Fitbit to local motorbike manufacturers such as CCM Motorcycles,” comments Chairman, Richard Garlick, “and today we employ over 70 people from the Oldham and Manchester area, something again I’d never have thought possible when I started up with my father in the 70s.”
Richard still remains hands-on in the business as Chairman, with Matt and Emma as joint Managing Directors heading up the business development, which also boasts sister brands; Constant Lighting, providers of LED lighting solutions and consumer brands Tuffboxes and Funky Plant Pots.
Matt Garlick, Managing Director of Constant Group commented, “We’re proud to have flourished this year, with the installation of a new state-of-the-art Trumpf CNC punching machine expanding our capacity, alongside a new 7.5 tonne Fuso Wagon to our fleet. Our new truck makes us a three strong fleet with a collective load ability of 13 tonnes.”
Matt continued, “Due to our growth, we’ve been able to hire additional local welders and appoint a fourth CAD Design Engineer, Les Armitage to meet growing design demand, as well as Digital Marketing Manager, Alaina Chesney to enhance our Business Development Division.”
Emma Gilligan, Managing Director added, “The fleet of wagons and multiple key appointments are unheard of within small manufacturers like us. But we love to lead the way, following in Dad’s footsteps with innovation, technology and continued investment into the business.”
The Group has ambitious plans to get young budding engineers interested in a career with manufacturing with plans to introduce various creative projects at both primary and secondary school level for the children of Oldham and surrounding areas.
Constant Group Ltd’s 30,000ft2 manufacturing site is based in Meadowbank Business Park, just off junction 22 in Oldham, a prime location for delivery and attracting drop-in new business visitors.