Tharsus have been shortlisted in the large SME category at this year’s Manufacturer of the Year Awards to be held on Wednesday 21st November at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London.
Along with the other finalists, the team led by CEO Brian Palmer will undergo close scrutiny from the distinguished judging panel at The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence in Essex on October 3rd.
Previous winners of the award include Cosworth, and entrants for the twelve 2012 award categories have come from a wide variety of sectors and include firms of all sizes such as BAE Systems, Molson Coors Brewing, Sony UK Technology Centre, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola Enterprises and many more.
Building on a 50 year heritage in sheet metal and fabrication, Tharsus have undergone a significant transformation over the last two years, underpinned by major investment in people and manufacturing capacity, to offer a unique end-to-end design and manufacturing service.
Focusing on core skills that existed within the business, the new service vertically integrates assembly capabilities with design and development, material conversion services and supply chain management.
The strategy has been hugely successful resulting in a number of significant long-term contracts and exclusive manufacturing agreements, a business model that will yield sustainable growth and 60% increase in the workforce over the last six months.
Brian Palmer believes that being shortlisted for The Manufacturer of the Year Awards is just reward for a great team effort, “We’re applying several decades of experience in design and engineering for the benefit of customers looking to manufacture product in the UK and take advantage of a genuine knowledge-based approach to both product and the production process.”
“Our progressive approach to product development – with a view to effective, efficient and highly flexible manufacturing – addresses the concerns recently highlighted in the media that designers and engineers have become too remote from the manufacturing environment.”
Tharsus work with customers to address the challenges of transforming a concept or core technology into a fully resolved, manufacturable product, solving the issues that can present barriers to successful market entry.
Customers enjoying the benefits of this approach include Safetykleen, Rapiscan, Propeller, Ekko Waste and ITM Power Plc, all companies who are either market leaders or developing core technologies in new, growth markets – many in renewables.