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Frocester Engineering Celebrates 10 Years of Manufacturing
On 1st October 2012, Rooksbridge based Frocester Engineering celebrated its 10th birthday. To mark the occasion staff past and present attended a celebration lunch along with representatives who have helped shape the business over the last 10 years.
Frocester began when Owner/MD, Anthony Locke, bought the assets of an engineering company that was shutting down in Weston-Super-
Anthony expressed delight at reaching the landmark: ‘At the outset we had just one member of staff and two customers. Today we employ 11 people from the local area and have in excess of 60 customers who regularly place orders with us for repeat business. The last three years have been challenging but thanks to the hard work and commitment of our staff, we have continued to grow the business and keep our customers supplied with quality products at competitive prices. We are in a great place and looking forward to another successful 10 years.’
Frocester is one of the UK's largest manufacturers of metal products such as seats and swivels for the camper van conversion market and also specialises in training equipment for global rugby brand and Official Supplier to The British & Irish Lions 2013 Australia Tour, Rhino Rugby. Other products include specialist seating for the less able, sports event seating and high quality frames for use in research laboratories.
Local MP, Tessa Munt commented: ‘It's great to see a local manufacturing company doing so well and weathering the storm of the recent economic climate. I congratulate Anthony and his team on achieving this milestone and wish them all the best for the future.’
The birthday was also celebrated with a revamp of Frocester’s website www.frocesterengineering.co.uk.
For more information please contact Naomi Mills at ENS on 020 7934 firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor’s Note: Frocester Engineering is an innovative light engineering company specialising in tube bending, water jet cutting (through Jetshape), welding and fabrication techniques. It has manufactured the street furniture for the pay-as-you-go cycle network, Hourbike and Rhino Rugby’s Collision King, winner of the Technical Innovation Award at the 2011 Rugby Expo awards.
Photograph Caption: ‘Anthony Locke (centre), MD of Frocester Engineering, celebrates his company’s ten year birthday with the team.’