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Leicestershire’s JC shows its ‘metal’ with major sales boost

Diversification into supplying new areas of retail is paying dividends for a Loughborough manufacturer after it announced a 24% increase in sales.

JC Metalworks, which employs almost 100 people at its Bishop Meadow Road facility, has secured a string of new contracts to supply precision metal parts for point of sale and products being used by high street brands, restaurants and clients involved in the automotive, retail and Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) sectors.

Backed by expert support from the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), the company has completed a strategic business review that identified the need for a more cohesive approach, a programme of upskilling across the workforce and the implementation of new lean manufacturing processes.

This has resulted in the £1m surge in business and is just the start as the firm plans to achieve £10m turnover by 2020, a £3.3m increase on its current £6.7m order book.