Shufflebottom is a proud, Welsh manufacturing company based in Cross Hands, south-west Wales. We are but one of a diverse range of manufacturers who call Wales their home. Whether it’s steel (such as us), electronic, chemical, fabric or food companies whose products are Made in Wales, each has its own distinctive vision and ambition for improved performance and growth now, and in the future.
‘Manufacturing Wales’ is a response to help realise this variety of visions and ambitions – an independent voice that represents all of us, committed to championing and future-proofing manufacturing right across Wales. It is a collaborative consortium created to meet the complex needs of our Welsh-based manufacturing sector.
Shufflebottom is delighted to be part of this new voice for Wales. Being a member is helping us to maximise our supply-chain opportunities, strengthen our brand, and strengthen our networking opportunities. Importantly, ‘Manufacturing Wales’ provides a platform for us – and other manufacturers – to connect, share problems and create solutions.
We know the reciprocal value of sharing: us learning from others and others learning from us. That’s why on Thursday, 12th May we gave a big welcome/ croeso mawr to a group of ten people drawn from different manufacturing businesses in Wales. Some were from established businesses; others from relatively new businesses, but together we could share ideas and best practice and learn from each other.
Director, Alex Shufflebottom gave the group a short presentation of Shufflebottom’s history and the nature of its business in the manufacturing of structural steel and steel-framed buildings. She talked about its ethos and some of the challenges it faces and how it meets those challenges. She also talked about its objectives for the future and how it plans to use its £22million annual turnover as a platform for continued development. The group was also given a tour of the factory by Alex, along with Peter Dixon, Health & Safety Manager, and Andy Thomas, General Manager, to see the manufacturing process first-hand and to learn about how Shufflebottom has led its particular industry in the minefield of Health & Safety.
Everyone agreed that the day was extremely productive and that ‘Manufacturing Wales’ had facilitated this community of ideas.
To learn more about the mission of ‘Manufacturing Wales’, find latest news, or to join and become part of the consortium, please visit www.manufacturingwales.com