Five years ago Coleshill’s presswork firm Sertec made 170 job cuts, reduced wages across the board by 16% and introduced short-time working and job-sharing to dig its way out of the recession.
Since then, these experts in a range of steel and aluminium manipulation and assembly processes, including transfer and progression presswork, tube manipulation, wire forming, deep drawing, welded and self piercing riveted components, have created 150 new jobs and won Jaguar Land Rover’s top supplier award competing against around 1,200 companies worldwide.
In November Sertec invested in a new plant on the former Greenwoods Communications site in Coleshill and made a capital investment in new equipment, some of which it hopes will be subsidised by the Regional Growth Fund, for which it is currently under consideration.
The firm now has three sites in Birmingham – in Saltley, Tyseley and Aston..
Sourceshttp://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/400-new-jobs-at-sertec/#sthash.ltFKlvuJ.dpuf http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-25624711 http://www.sertec.co.uk/ .