New premises and above average sales growth for the Shropshire based bearing manufacturer and distributor.
A recent move to a 45,000 sq ft facility on the Stafford Park Industrial Estate in Telford has breathed new life into Newtown Bearings, bringing the sales staff and bulk of the stock together under one roof again.
The new and modern air-conditioned facilities boast open plan offices, fully equipped meeting rooms and have been fitted with various energy saving and waste reduction systems to improve the Group’s ‘green’ credentials.
Managing Director, Richard Thornton, notes, “We moved just before the Christmas break and the staff have settled in very well. We now have a modern working environment and during 2023 we plan to invest further in Newtown Bearings with a new website and systems to make trading with us even easier”.
2022 was another bumper year for one of the group’s flagship products – QCB slewing rings and drives. Lester Milton, the Group’s Technical Manager, comments, “This growth is due to a number of factors including more OEM’s turning to QCB as their preferred supplier – (some as far away as Australia!); some exceptional and unique bearings designed in-house for offshore engineering projects; large diameter split-section slewing rings for UK lighthouses and a large increase in sales to the UK trade as well as through our agents in Canada and Brazil, all supported by a large investment in stock of a broad range up to 2 metres in diameter held in the Telford warehouse.
Customers are extremely satisfied with the QCB quality and performance, and we will be extending the range of ‘inch size’ stock throughout 2023 to provide the US market with easy access to QCB slewing rings”. Lester continues, “In line with the company’s policy of “investment in staff” I am ably supported by my colleague, Lee Williams who obtained his MEng degree during 2022 – he has certainly come a long way from working in the warehouse.” The technical team can offer rapid and knowledgeable support for slewing rings, QCB bearings and large QCB bearing housings, and can design and supply complete drive systems including pinions, gear shafts and geared motors.
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