A&T Enclosures were thrilled to recently host the Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, CBE. One of many events organised to celebrate their 30 years in business, the anniversary of which is on the 1st June 2022. Andy was given a guided tour of the electrical enclosure manufacturer’s state-of-the-art 50,000 sq. ft facility based in Brierley Hill and discussed how the company is actively contributing to the region’s ambitions of becoming the home of the green industrial revolution.
During his visit, Andy met with Tim King, Chairman, Chris Taylor, Managing Director and Tracey Owens, Senior Manager to talk about the history of A&T Enclosures and the success that has been achieved during its 30-year history, having started from humble beginnings in 1992 with just 8 employees, the company now employs almost 70 local people with plans to further increase the staff numbers over the course of 2022.
The technical expertise of their team combined with the size of their facility allows them to deliver truly bespoke solutions of any size. Without the need to outsource, the company are able to speed up the manufacturing process all whilst ensuring the highest standards of craftsmanship are maintained.
In recent years A&T Enclosures has seen an increase in the number of green initiative projects it has undertaken. These have included projects such as a windfarm project for a large energy management company and EV charging point projects for both vehicle manufacturers and a well-known supermarket chain.
The company expects to undertake similar projects more often as the UK moves towards its net zero target.
The company is renowned within the industry it serves for the quality of products it manufactures and for the high level of customer services it offers its clients. They haveprovided enclosures for many key projects globally over the last 30 years within a number of industries, including water and wastewater management, data centres, renewable energy and power generation, rail networks, marine/offshore and a wide variety of general power transmission and control applications for the public and private sector.
Their highly talented engineering team, are able to generate intricate 3D drawings for even the most complex projects. They have an exceptional team and work with only the best tools and equipment, to produce high quality electrical enclosures that not only perform, but also conform to the latest industry standards.
During his tour Andy had the opportunity to meet with one of their apprentices, Jack Williams to discuss his successful apprenticeship with A&T Enclosures. The company is committed to investing in future generations and appreciates the knowledge and enthusiasm that young people bring to the profession. They continue to promote theirapprenticeship programme and have a multitude of opportunities available for apprentices across all of their departments and continue to recruit alongside their apprenticeship partner Dudley College.
Andy was encouraged to learn that A&T Enclosures have been accepted into his ‘Thrive at Work scheme’ and they are currently working through the process to achieving accredited status. The company promotes an ‘open door’ policy for anyone that wishes to discuss their mental health and offers a number of other well-being initiatives including a cycle to work scheme to promote good physical and mental health.
Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to A&T Enclosures, another great local business success story who are continuing to invest here in the West Midlands. Not only are they living proof that our region is the natural home of the Green Industrial Revolution, but they are also showing their commitment to upskilling staff and helping young people into work through their apprenticeship programme.”
The company has certainly come a long way since 1992 and reaching this significant milestone in its history has allowed the company not only to look back at what has been achieved over the last 30 years but also to look ahead to the future.
Tim King A&T Chairman said: “A&T have a bright future ahead particularly with the increase we are seeing in the Nuclear and Renewable Energy sectors. We have spent the last thirty years equipping ourselves with the latest equipment and ensuring that our people have the knowledge and experience required to deliver exceptional solutions for a variety of industries. This is an exciting time for A&T Enclosures and we look forward to the next thirtyyears! We are honoured that Andy took time out of his busy schedule to come and visit us here at A&T and we hope to welcome him back again in the future.”