Metallisation, the global leader in metal spraying equipment, has landed the title “Business of the Year” in Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales’ (ICAEW), West Midlands awards.
The company was anonymously voted to the ICAEW panel and then voted for by members in an online vote. The award was given to the company where a chartered accountant plays a leading role and that is deemed to have achieved the most in the last six months in the areas such as financial performance, staff training and care, service to clients and innovative approaches to business.
The name Metallisation has been synonymous with surface coatings since 1922. From its beginnings as a company providing an answer to corrosion problems on structural steelwork, Metallisation has developed into an expert in the technology of surface coatings. It produces world-renowned metal spraying equipment, including Arcspray, Flamespray, Plasma, HVOF and Automated Spraying Systems.
Metallisation have been using the WinMan ERP software package since 2006 and have over 20 concurrent users. Metallisation are consistently striving to improve their processes and work closely with WinMan on an ongoing basis to get the most out of their ERP software. Stuart Milton their Sales & Marketing Manager and an extensive user of WinMan says, “WinMan touches all parts of our business and enables us to provide high levels of feedback and customer service to our clients. As well as providing vital information to drive our sales effort, the ongoing development of WinMan enables us to consistently improve across all areas of the business”.
Metallisation employs a growing workforce at its factory in Dudley, West Midlands and is represented around the world by a network of agents and distributors, who assist clients with their equipment, material and technical requirements. In recent years, Metallisation has grown the business both nationally and internationally, and now has in excess of 75 per cent of its business overseas. Innovative product development, understanding its customers’ needs, and responding to them promptly and efficiently, have been key to this growth.
Commenting on the award, Terry Lester, Managing Director at Metallisation, says: “I am thrilled the work of everyone at Metallisation has been recognised and we have been rewarded with the prestigious Business of the Year title. We are committed to developing new thermal spraying equipment and surface coating solutions, and providing exceptional service to our customers throughout the world.”
Financial Director, Rob Hill, who was heading the team that originally select the WinMan ERP system says, “We are using WinMan to drive the business forward and the comprehensive information we are getting from WinMan is enabling us to do that effectively. We are also very pleased with the response times from support if we have any issues or need any changes made”.
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