Family engineering business targets new markets

Family engineering business targets new markets

Nala Engineers, based in Seaham, County Durham, has seen one of its most successful years since its launch in 1979, and is now looking to branch out into a more diverse range of sectors.

The electrical firm, which has been contracted by companies like Aldi, Caterpillar, Matalan and Britvic Drinks, relocated to its current premises on Tempest Road two years after outgrowing its original home in Houghton-le-Spring.

Director Nicola Duke, whose parents are co-founders David and Pat, said: “Last year was extremely busy for us and we experienced growth over and above our projections.

“This year our focus has been on tapping into new markets, and to support that we’ve been developing our marketing strategy to really showcase our vast experience and capabilities.

“Some of the sectors we’re currently working in have started to become saturated and we need to look at ways to strengthen our existing client base before planning further growth in 2018.”

Nala works with companies across the UK within a range of sectors including commercial, industrial and retail. The company now employs 29 people from its Seaham facility with plans to add to the workforce further in 2018.

Nicola added: “Our team has grown steadily over the years as our portfolio of clients has expanded.

“Moving to Seaham has put us in a stronger position to continue with that growth and for all 2017 is very much about reviewing our strategic objectives and identifying potential sectors to target next year, we are confident that 2018 will bring further success for the business in terms of contract wins and workforce expansion.”

Nala is currently completing electrical fit outs for a number of projects locally, including a new Aldi store in Gateshead and was involved in LED lighting and placement projects at schools in Springwell Village and Hendon in Sunderland.

They have also completed new store fit out projects for Matalan in Livingston and Aldi in Robroyston, Edinburgh and Manchester.