Sertec presses ahead with £10m investment

Sertec presses ahead with £10m investment

A Birmingham automotive supplier has signed its largest ever investment deal ahead of the MACH exhibition, which showcases advances in the manufacturing industry.

The Sertec Group, a world class manufacturer of stampings and welded assemblies, has tapped into the expertise of Bruderer UK to identify and purchase 12 machines that will help them meet growing demands.

The tier one supplier has committed more than £10m to the three-year modernisation programme. 

It marks the continuation of a long-term relationship between the company and Bruderer UK and will give it the speed, quality and capacity to develop structural stampings for all of the new Jaguar Land Rover models.

Adrian Haller, managing director of Bruderer UK, said: “We have been the exclusive sales, spare parts and service provider for ZANI for more than two years in the UK and this is without doubt the biggest deal we’ve ever agreed.

“Our engineers will also be responsible for providing a full service, maintenance and spares programme that will ensure the presses are operating effectively.”

Dave Steggles, managing director of Sertec Group, added his support: “We expect to grow our £197m turnover significantly in 2016 and the key to continuing this momentum is to ensure we are investing in our technology and our capability.

“This project is unprecedented in terms of size and has quickly escalated from 6 presses to 12. It’s a learning curve, but one we’ll complete and one that will deliver greater quality, manufacturing performance and capacity to our customers.”

This news comes less than a week before Bruderer unveils the BSTA 410-110 at MACH, the first time the high speed press will have been seen in the UK.

Adrian concluded: “MACH is a massive show for us and we’re delighted that we’ll be able to showcase a number of new presses, along with some structural automotive parts manufactured by Sertec - another example of our collaborative approach.”