Rempower Ltd celebrates one year anniversary of takeover of Rempower Automotive…
Coventry, 05 December 2014. Automotive supply chain business Rempower Ltd, owned by Arlington Industries Group, today celebrates the first anniversary of its successful purchase of the Rempower Automotive business, which operates across three sites in Coventry, Birmingham and Derby; employing 244 people, over 80% of whom have some form of disability.
Rempower is celebrating with an Open Day for all customers and suppliers. Also attending is Helen Noonan the Lord Mayor of Coventry and guest speaker Nicolas Hamilton. Nicolas Hamilton, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, is Lewis Hamilton’s younger half-brother. In-spite of his disability, Nicolas has successfully proved himself in the highly competitive Renault Clio Cup series in just two short years and has ambitions of one day racing in the Deutschen Tourenwagen Masters (DTM).
Rempower has continued to deliver on an initiative sponsored by the UK Government’s DWP, which was realised with the original Remploy brand – to provide on-going sustainable employment for disabled and disadvantaged people. Key achievements over the last year include:
· Increase in the size of the workforce from 203-244;
· Orders are up significantly and the client base has grown.
Arlington Industries Group Chairman, David Roberts, commented: “Rempower Automotive has proved to be an excellent addition to our global business. We see it as a unique business, representing the very best in Corporate Social Responsibility, and advanced manufacturing and assembly. The Rempower business has also opened up many exciting expansion opportunities for us and all will be revealed in 2015. Rempower Ltd has benefited from ahighly trained and experienced workforce and, moving forward, we have introduced an apprenticeship scheme to ensure that the workforce continues to grow and maintain the current high standards.”
Professor Kevin Morley, Chairman of the Group’s automotive division, said: “The last year has seen us take on a group of highly skilled employees to provide additional services to the automotive industry. In addition to employing disabled personnel, we have continued to grow the workforce, with over 40 new vacancies and an apprenticeship and traineeship scheme in place. We have achieved everything that we set out to do in 2014 and look forward to a successful and profitable 2015.”
Rempower Automotive has the resources and trained personnel to manage a range of automotive projects – from assembling the smallest components to complete system modules for delivery on schedule to Tier 1 suppliers and Automotive OEM’s.
Professor Morley continued: “Our performance KPIs this year have been excellent and we are highly regarded by customers including JLR, Ford, Aston Martin and Alexander Dennis. We manage over 500 suppliers globally to ensure a seamless service and product offering to our demanding OEMs.”
Products and services offered by Rempower Automotive cover full assembly and testing of key components including powertrain system assemblies, pumps and filters, chassis and components, fluid oil filling and supply, aftermarket kitting, and packing and bespoke tube forming.
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