It is interesting to see these 2013 posts attracting attention and an unprecedented number of visitors from the United States – three times as many as from the UK, which usually heads the list.
Newby Foundries (iron & steel castings) has overcome its difficulties and BI Composites (Halesowen) was taken over by Linecross (above), saving 120 jobs. This means we say farewell as it now has 280 employees, more than the SME upper limit of 250.
The last entry on the Linecross website was dated 2015 – but probably public outreach is not a priority for the busy company. At the end of 2016 it was selected as one of the UK’s fastest growing private-companies by Real Business.
The advent of a solitary reader from Kazakhstan caused the writer to wonder what the link would be. She found that this country is home to one of the companies in Russia’s POLYPLASTIC Group. As a manufacturer of plastic materials and a processor into several products, reading about the wider range of Linecross products would be of interest and we noted several POLYPLASTIC UK contacts.
Russia’s industry was being severely damaged by a financial crisis in the 90s but POLYPLASTIC, set up in 1991 managed to maintain its level of production, becoming a top-rated plastics processing conglomerate.
Next week: an update on Kings Norton’s Adi Group