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We are delighted to announce the winners of our ‘Automechanika competition’

Thank you to all who entered the ‘Automechanika competition” for the launch of our new website.

We were thrilled with the number of entries and are delighted to finally announce the lucky winners.

In traditional style in reverse order the winners are:

3. Ashok M. Parekh for winning a bottle of Champagne

2. Charles Emberton from Emberton & Co. for winning a £100 Amazon voucher

and last but not least

1. Chris Baxter from D.C. Baxter (Motors) Ltd for winning a Samsung Tablet

All winners will be contacted directly within the next couple of days!

 

Chambers of Commerce Award 2016

ATP Industries Group Ltd. to secure Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Award for Excellence in International Business

ATP Industries Group Ltd., scooped another prestigious accolade in April, having been awarded the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce award for Excellence in International Business. ATP had achieved export sales of £4.27m in 2015, an increase of almost 58% compared to 2014.

ATP won the award for demonstrating consistent and sustainable growth in the export markets, supplying transmissions, electronics and other components to 35 countries around the world.

This latest award follows closely the recent announcement that the company had been awarded 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.

Chairman Alan Smart commented “I am stunned by this award, having only just recovered from the surprise of achieving the highest business recognition with the Queens Award last week. After more than 45 years in business, it is simply great to be recognised for the work we have been doing in export and innovation. I believe ATP can be proud of developing a strategy that encourages innovation and investment which in turn leads to business growth.”

The remanufacturing sector is supporting growing local and international trade, thus creating skilled jobs and allowing the business to develop year on year. ATP offers a complete technical service for all our OEM clients and has invested heavily in product validation as part of our standard processes.

The fact that long standing clients include globally recognised names such as Ford, Volvo, Chrysler, Land Rover, Aston Martin and JCB, speaks for itself, along with other recent business and industry awards such as the Rematec Remanufacturer of the Year in 2013, another first for an independent UK company.

ATP has a reputation for solving the toughest of remanufacturing problems by the identification and management of risk, often cross-fertilising technologies and techniques from a range of industry projects. All projects from initial feasibility studies through to remanufacturing of complex low volume, high variation assemblies to the highest standards expected in the automotive industry are managed via a TS16949-accredited project management system.

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From Pit to Palace

ATP Industries Group Ltd. to win the most prestigious UK Business Award

ATP Industries Group Ltd., has been awarded a 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.

The award was made for “having demonstrated substantially improved performance, via outstanding innovation, over a 2 year period.”

ATP won the prestigious accolade for developing a highly complex and technically advanced transmission test suite that permits the precise validation and calibration of the electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical and software functions of the product. This ensures that the high quality levels expected by OEM customers are consistently achieved and this in turn increases productivity and customer satisfaction as well as reducing potential warranty costs.

Chairman Alan Smart commented “We are extremely proud of this accolade and believe ATP is a shining example that innovation in the UK remanufacturing sector is supporting growing local and international trade, thus creating skilled jobs and allowing the business to develop year on year. We offer a complete technical service for all our OEM clients and have invested heavily in product validation as part of our standard processes.”

“In 2011 when we moved into our new facility in Cannock Wood, the site of a former coal mine and brickworks, we undertook a mission to turn ATP into a world class remanufacturing business and innovation in all areas is seen as key to the success of that mission.”

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the highest award that can be given to any UK business and recognises a company’s contribution in the fields of the UK economy or technology but also considers its role within the local community, environmental impact and the quality of its relationships with suppliers, partners, employees and customers.

The company works with multiple advanced technologies and has over 45 years of expertise in transmission remanufacture and particularly reverse engineering which allows a product life to be extended, thus making remanufacturing the ultimate in the green or circular economy, typically consuming 88% less raw material, producing 53% less CO2 and using 56% less energy than an equivalent new product.

It is widely recognised that in F1 if you don’t innovate a team will go backwards on the grid and ATP has adopted this forward looking strategy to maintain its position as Europe’s leading independent remanufacturer of transmissions.

To underline this commitment, ATP has also recently commissioned 2 state of the art Durr cleaning machines which are self-contained and with minimal external discharge, resulting in the virtual elimination of over 300000 litres of effluent discharge per year as well as realising significant process and quality improvements.

The fact that long standing clients include globally recognised names such as Ford, Volvo, Chrysler, Land Rover, Aston Martin and JCB, (another 2016 QA winner) speaks for itself, along with recent business and industry awards such as the ReMaTec Remanufacturer of the Year in 2013, another first for an independent UK company.

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A Royal Visit

ATP Industries Group to welcome HRH Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, to their Cannock remanufacturing site

On Thursday 12th November 2015, ATP’s Chairman Alan Smart played host to a visit by HRH Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent to their facilities in Cannock, Staffordshire.

The visit recognises the significant innovations in remanufacturing demonstrated by ATP which in turn has led to a number of business awards, including the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Manufacturer of the Year 2015 and a short listing for a 2016 Queen’s Award in the Innovation Category.

As a result of this innovation, ATP who also has facilities in Guangzhou China and Ann Arbor in the USA, has seen a number of new, skilled jobs created as well as a rising order book and is investing heavily in new capital equipment, all of which bodes well for the future.

As part of the tour, the Duke saw the before and after condition of a range of remanufactured products and also tried his hand at assembling a gearbox before going on to view the in house designed test beds used to prove the product quality.

The Duke was also introduced to key ATP customers, guests and members of staff and he concluded the visit to ATP by unveiling a plaque to commemorate the occasion in front of the assembled work force and guests.

Chairman Alan Smart commented, “ In the last 12 months we have hosted visits from many important customers and having George Osborne come to see us whilst on the election campaign trail in support of Amanda Milling was a surprise, however to be honoured with a visit from HRH the Duke of Kent I think is the highlight for me”.

It recognises the effort the entire workforce puts into maintaining ATP’s position as an acknowledged, independent transmission and drive-line remanufacturer.

Invited guests included some of ATP’s valued customers from the automotive and off-highway sectors, such as Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and JCB.

The event was also attended by Amanda Milling, MP for Cannock Chase, the Chair of Staffordshire County Council, Janet Eagland, Ian Dudson the Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, and Prof. Alan Howell from the Staffordshire University alongside other invited guests.