ONE of Redditch’s leading sub contract machinists is celebrating its 90th birthday in style after securing a string of new contracts and creating 15 jobs.
Muller Holdings, which is on the Washford industrial estate and has factories in Wednesbury, Cleobury Mortimer and South Wales, has landed an additional £500,000 of sales to mark its big anniversary.
The company has withstood a number of recessions over the past nine decades and was a key supplier to the Second World War effort, when it relocated from London to Shropshire to avoid air strikes during the Blitz.
Today, its components end up in the best-selling cars in the world, in dental products and appliances that keep homes and factories warm.
“Ninety years of manufacturing is some achievement and we have a colourful history, from starting life owned by the Swiss and supplying the Ministry of Defence, to becoming Cleobury Mortimer’s largest employer and forging an exciting joint venture in India,” said Adam Cunningham, director at Muller Redditch. “Our business has been based on technical excellence and providing precision machining solutions and these two attributes have remained constant despite the changing economic and industrial picture.”
He added: “Whilst we are very proud of our history, the focus now is on the next nine decades and the first half of 2017 have been very good for all of our four sites in the UK.
“Our workforce across the group stands at 150 and we expect this figure to grow by about ten per cent between now and the end of the year. These positions will be experienced manufacturing professionals and the possibility of employing more apprentices.”
Muller Holdings is part of the Midlands Assembly Network, a nine-strong group of sub-contract manufacturers who work together to win orders and share best practice and resource.