Over 100 visitors made the most of a golden opportunity to see state-of-the-art manufacturing up close as Guttridge Ltd, a leading manufacturer of materials handling solutions, opened its factory doors to host a unique event celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary. Suppliers, customers, local councillors and MP, employees past and present and pupils from the local secondary school all joined together to reflect on the company’s rich history and see how it is gearing up to growth and expansion in today’s highly competitive global market. Feedback confirmed that the tour of the "impressive" factory was a particular highlight for many.
"The day was a thoroughly enjoyable success and I’m grateful to everyone who made it happen," said Peter Guttridge. "Events like this rightly prompt thoughts of the people whose ingenuity, drive and ongoing support have, over the last 50 years, made Guttridge what it is today, but equally importantly they encourage us to look to the future. Inspiring the next generation to think about manufacturing and engineering as a rewarding career is crucial, so I was particularly delighted to welcome in our local secondary school."
Guttridge Ltd is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of conveying equipment for the bulk transport of materials and has an established tradition of delivering cost-efficient, quality solutions that continues today. In-depth application expertise in combination with strong in-house design, construction and assembly teams enable the company to supply bespoke and customised systems to answer to the diverse demands of a wide range of industries including: agriculture; food; minerals; chemicals; biomass and waste/recycling. These strengths underpin Guttridge’s current success and its growing global presence.