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Technology investment signals market expansion and new jobs for West Midlands Business

Written by David Wickham, posted in Client News on March 4, 2010

Wolverhampton based coating specialist Cooper Coated Coil (CCC) is competing strongly in existing and new market sectors as a result of a £5 million investment over the past year.  Advanced processes in its new coil coating facility and increased capacity are helping CCC to provide its customers with a competitive edge over lower quality overseas producers.

CCC, who exports around 70% of its output, provides its customers such as bakeware and automotive manufacturers, with pre-coated metal either coiled or cut to size.  The advanced coating process is highly efficient with very little waste and offers a superior higher performance coated surface compared to spray coated materials supplied from the Far East. 

The investment in a wider and faster coating line has provided extra capacity allowing the consolidation of its West Bromwich plant into the site in Wolverhampton.  Kevin Tranter, Managing Director of CCC, explains, “Locating all our operations on one site is already making a big difference – we’re more competitive partly because we’ve reduced the logistics involved in the operation and, increasingly important, we have managed to reduce our carbon footprint.  Now the new plant is fully commissioned we need additional people to join the business to help us meet the increased demand.

“The past twelve months have been difficult for all businesses but we have continued to invest, operate profitably and generate cash for our shareholder.  Now is the right time for us to capitalise on this investment, and process know-how to grow our business into the new decade”………..visit www.coopercoated.co.uk