Landmark day for Tadcaster manufacturer

Landmark day for Tadcaster manufacturer

Tadcaster-based Lambert is celebrating after landing its largest ever contract on the same day it was named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’.

The £9m contract will see the firm produce a new modular manufacturing platform for medical devices that will eventually be installed in Europe and South America.

The work gives the company a fantastic foundation to achieve its ambitious plans to turnover £28m by the end of 2016, an ambition that will require another 25 staff, including four apprentices.

Warren Limbert, managing director at Lambert, said: “Automation is such a popular topic at the moment, with even the emerging countries looking at how they can take labour out of the equation to improve productivity.

“A lot of our work is to strategically help our customers and their production lines work smarter by developing highly innovative, affordable automation solutions.”

The firm is now looking to spark a recruitment drive next year as it looks to push on and continue to grow its operations.

He added: “2015 was a major milestone in our development as a business and marks the start of our 5-year strategy to increase turnover by 90% by 2020.”

Lambert, which currently employs 185 people, exports nearly 85% of its sales to more than 25 countries across the world.

On the same day as the contract win, the firm also claimed the prestigious ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ title at the recent TMMX Awards.