A Dudley-based manufacturing specialist has recorded its best ever month in its 73-year history. Alloy Wire International, which supplies more than 60 different high performance nickel alloys, has secured more than £1.2m of sales in January, shipping 339 individual orders to customers in 27 different countries. Managing director Mark Venables said: “2018 was our best ever year, with about £11m of orders secured and delivered. “We thought this was good, but 2019 has got off to a flying start, culminating in our first ever month where we have enjoyed sales of £1m+. “We’ve just continued doing what we do best, providing over 60 high performance alloys in just three weeks…with repeated reliability.” The Brierley Hill company has also signed off a £250,000 investment that will see the arrival of three new machines to boost speed, repeatable quality and capacity. Sales director Angus Hogarth added: “There’s no point basking in what we achieved in 2018, we need to focus on where the market is going and make sure we are at the forefront of any changes. “The spend for this year will go towards automating part of the process and bringing in new technology that will help us continue the production of high quality wire – in varying sizes and volumes – even quicker.
“Finally, there is also the small matter of going for three major quality re-accreditations that will ensure we continue to offer world class manufacturing performance across all of the industries we serve.”