Electronics sub-contractor Midway Group has invested more than £500,000 in the launch of a new company as part of its ongoing plans to offer a ‘full service solution’ to its customers.
The group – which is based at the former Aynsley China factory shop in Longton – is already made up of Midway Manufacturing, Midway Design and Midway Contract Electronics Ltd.
But now it has set-up a fourth business – Midway Scientific – specialising in high-end precision engineering, predominantly for the mass spectrometry industry.
The launch of the new company, which is based in Telford, has seen 10 new jobs created and takes Midway Group’s total workforce to in excess of 40.
Rob Colclough, sales and marketing director at Midway Group, said: “The new company is a welcome addition to the group and fits nicely, completing the Midway Group offering.
“We already make electronics for mass spectrometers, cable assembly for mass spectrometers, and now we can bring all of that together within one company.
Rob added: “We can now offer customers the full service. We can design a product, make the electronics, make the cables, make the parts and we can assemble all of that together to provide a full, end-to-end solution which is an offering that we believe isn’t available anywhere else in the UK by a single company.”
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Over the last 12 months, Midway Manufacturing and Midway Contract Electronics has continued to grow – despite the pandemic.
Midway Electronics, along with another local company, delivered a contract to provide the electronics for the ventilators which are being manufactured as part of the relief efforts against Covid-19.
That contract led to the recruitment of eight new members of staff which have been retained by the business as work continues.
Midway Manufacturing has also grown on the back of the pandemic, after winning contracts to provide mass spectrometry equipment all around the world.
Rob believes that the introduction of an additional business will spark new opportunities for the wider group.
He said: “Our plan now is to get Midway Scientific set-up and stabilised and then start to reach out to our customer base to see where we can support them with other, added value services.
“A lot of our existing customers from other parts of the group are very excited to see this development grow and support their requirements further.”
He added: “We want to continue to grow and make the most of the new opportunities that are coming in as well as continued further investment in our people and equipment.
“The expansion of the group should bring new opportunities across the group.”