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Company News ‘Green’ contract win helps celebrate Queen’s Award success

| Editor: Steffen Donath

Brandauer, a metal pressings specialist has secured a new contract in the field of renewables. Additionally, the company was recently presented with the Queen's Award.

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(l-r) Fiona Petit (Family Shareholder), Martin Philpot (one of the company’s most experienced toolmakers), Lord-Lieutenant John Crabtree
(l-r) Fiona Petit (Family Shareholder), Martin Philpot (one of the company’s most experienced toolmakers), Lord-Lieutenant John Crabtree
(Source: Brandauer)

157-year-old Brandauer unveiled its involvement in a new project to create wind energy during the official presentation of its International Trade Award by the Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands to its 60-strong workforce and family board members.

The company has been working with British manufacturer Futurenergy to develop thin gauge generator lamination T pieces that help power Airforce1, a 1kW horizontal axis upwind turbine system designed for use in domestic homes and isolated industrial applications. It’s the firm’s latest foray into the renewables sector and further evidence of its laminations expertise, a driving force in over 1.5m pound of new export business in the last twelve months.

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Rowan Crozier, CEO of Brandauer, commented: “This is a very memorable moment in our history and underlines how parts — manufactured in the heart of Birmingham — are positively impacting on people’s lives all over the world. We currently make components that are used in 90 % of the world’s kettles, in recon drones that save lives and edge connectors for the dimming of rear view mirrors in half of global car models.”

He continued: “The Queen’s Award reinforces all of the amazing things we do and the outstanding engineering expertise our staff, many of whom have been with us for over 25 years, bring to the table. We are very passionate about UK manufacturing and this prestigious award gives us the confidence to go out there and represent industry in this country against our international rivals.”

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