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The only way continues to be up

Redditch Editorial 26th Feb, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

A FIRM which manufactures cranes has lifted itself to new heights ahead of a key anniversary.

AG Cranes will mark seven years of trading on Monday (March 2) following its formation in 2008 as part of Allelys Haulage.

But just over six months ago a management buyout took place which allowed the firm to become an independent company and they are now in the process of moving from The Slough to a bigger factory on the Troy Industrial Estate on nearby Jill Lane near Studley.

In recent times the business has seen turnover increase by 20 percent – thanks largely to exports to Ireland developed following a government funded networking trip – taken on two new staff and an apprentice. They have also agreed a deal to become the sole UK agent for Podem hoists which could see turnover increase by a further 40 per cent.

Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi, who also sits on the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, visited the firm last Friday (February 20) to tour the new factory and hear from bosses about the importance of improving access to superfast broadband in the area.

Managing director Alan Griffiths said: “We are thankful to Allelys for the start they gave us. They have watched us grow over the last seven years but it was the right time and it’s been a good move.”

AG Cranes sales manager Tristan Preece, managing director Alan Griffiths and Nadhim Zahawi MP. Picture by Alex Bradbury 0915006ABR.


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