New facility provides boost to adi Group

New facility provides boost to adi Group

15th May 2019

Multi-disciplinary engineering company adi Group has opened a new facility in Rushden in Northamptonshire, which is set to underpin the company’s ambitious growth plans, as well as creating 100 new skilled jobs.

The 16,000 sq ft site has full group support facilities, and the aim is to localise the firm’s delivery in more than 30 specialist disciplines by expert engineers from over 20 divisions within the Group. In the process, adi Group aims to bolster long-term partnerships it enjoys with businesses in the food and beverage, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and defence, pharmaceutical and petrochemical sectors.

This is just the latest step in adi Group’s long-term growth strategy. Since being established as a one-man electrical installation operation by Alan Lusty in 1990, the company has developed into a business with a turnover of nearly £100 million and about 650 employees.

“We have over 30 specialist divisions now,” said James Sopwith, Group Strategic Account Director at adi Group. “Our aim is to be a one-stop-shop for the manufacturing sector across everything they would typically do. That could be maintenance repair, installation of new machinery, integration of different parts and machinery, through to looking after the operational requirements of a site.”

This growth has been down to the execution of founder and CEO Alan Lusty’s vision of adding a new discipline to the business every 12-18 months. “This started with software writing and panel building, which then moved into welding and fabrication, then into environmental services and so on,” said Sopwith. “Our vision is the same now as 30 years ago. Every 12-18 months we self-invest in a new division. Each of those divisions are led by a market-leading specialist and the services are delivered by our employees.”

It has been purely organic too. “We invest in new disciplines out of our own funds; we have no debt,” said Sopwith.

The latest launch was a lift and escalator consultancy last year, which provides consultancy on new and existing passenger and goods lifts and escalators.

adi Group is a patron of Made in the Midlands and the company will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Expo, showcasing its expertise in the engineering and manufacturing sectors with project case studies along with experts on the stand to answer any questions from existing or potential customers.

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