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Company News New Chairman marks 75m pound sales milestone for MAN

| Editor: Steffen Donath

The Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN) is celebrating a major milestone in its history by appointing a new chairman to lead it over the next twelve months.

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“Running a manufacturing business can be a very lonely place at times, so to have eight other MDs to share your pain and elation with can be an extremely valuable asset,” said Adam Cunnigham.
“Running a manufacturing business can be a very lonely place at times, so to have eight other MDs to share your pain and elation with can be an extremely valuable asset,” said Adam Cunnigham.
(Source: MAN)

A significant focus is now on increasing this number to 100m pound according to Adam Cunningham, CEO of Muller Holdings and the new Chairman of MAN, taking over from Brandauer’s Rowan Crozier earlier this year. The former craft apprentice is a big supporter of ‘strength in numbers’ and believes the group’s ability to share sales opportunities/best practice, stronger purchasing power and unrivalled manufacturing expertise has been pivotal in helping it withstand economic uncertainty and secure work from overseas.

“We are fairly unique in being able to bring together such a wide diversity of engineering disciplines under one banner,” explained Adam, who started his career with Concentric Pumps in Birmingham. “Our core philosophy is to work together to win new contracts as that is what keeps us all in business and, over the years, we’ve been very successful in doing that. A recent order from the renewables sector has actually taken us over 75m pound of sales for the group.”

He added: “That’s in the past and the focus is very much on the future and looking at new markets which lend themselves to our strengths. Electrification is one of these and we’re leveraging our relationship with WMG to make real strides in this market, whilst alternative powertrains are also presenting a number of new opportunities. The other thing I want to pursue under my stewardship is exploring how more member companies can introduce automation and robotics into their processes to increase productivity and competitiveness. This isn’t at the expense of jobs, quite the opposite. If we can work smarter, we can win more contracts and in turn create new positions.”

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