A Telford precision engineering specialist is now trading 10% above pre Covid-19 levels
The Telford precision engineering specialist is now trading 10% above pre Covid-19 levels after it recorded its largest ever monthly intake of orders.
Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE), which employs 54 people at its facility at Hortonwood, has seen volumes in the automotive and aerospace sectors increase rapidly, alongside exciting new opportunities for its titanium, copper and aluminium etching expertise in the race for electrification.
The latter lends itself perfectly for battery interconnects, so important to the development of energy management in existing and future electric vehicles.
With turnover 30% up on last year, the firm has also pressed the button on a new recruitment campaign to find several new production engineers.
“The pandemic put us on pause, but we’re now seeing strong signs of growth with aerospace picking up and renewed interest for our manufacturing capabilities in automotive, electronics and medical,” commented Ian Whateley, Managing Director at ACE.
“Our sales are back above what we were doing at the start of 2020 and, interestingly, we’re doing a lot more in the EU, with 15 new clients already secured in Germany. Many of them are tapping into the lightweighting opportunities our etching can deliver and this is something we are actively looking to explore in the coming months.”
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