In response to a significant uplift in demand for integrated assembly services, Hixon-based Alpha Manufacturing has launched a new division called Alpha Integrated Solutions. The new division, which will operate from a facility at nearby Hixon Airfield Estate, demonstrates that Alpha Manufacturing is well on track in the delivery of it’s ambitious five-year growth plan which includes an investment of over £8m in production capability. Alpha Integrated Solutions will work closely with new and existing customers to develop complete products that bring together components manufactured by Alpha Manufacturing and other suppliers. This approach to fabricating products, brings significant cost and efficiency savings to the customer.
Commenting on this expansion, Alpha Manufacturing managing director Paul Clews says: “Since the business was launched in the late 80s we’ve always had a robust assembly offering, however, in the last 12 months we have seen a sharp increase in demand for our assembly services. Two things have really driven this growth. First, the pandemic has forced customers to really consider supply chain efficiencies and product handling, resulting in many more customers choosing Alpha Manufacturing to fabricate the entire product, eliminating the need for multiple suppliers to ‘touch’ the product. The second driver is a consequence of our metal design and engineering skills; increasingly customers are turning to us to design and fabricate the entire product utilising components from other suppliers to achieve a complete solution.”
This expansion is an exciting development for Alpha Manufacturing and with more great news on the horizon, the business continues to deliver strong growth performance, and in doing so bolstering the wider economic prosperity of the region, Paul expands on this points: “We’re passionate about our contribution to the economic performance of Staffordshire as a fantastic centre of modern manufacturing. Just this week we’ve announced our alliance with Made in the Midlands which is a clear demonstration of our commitment to the growth of the region as a whole. And we’ve also been shortlisted in the Midlands Insider Awards as Manufacturer of the Year – the good news just keeps on coming!”