Major investment for Smith Brothers & Webb
Alcester-based Smith Brothers & Webb, manufacturer of Britannia Washing Systems, is embarking on a major investment programme with improved manufacturing processes and enhanced IT and customer relationship management systems.
Two new service engineers have also now been taken on board with a potential third in the pipeline for Scotland. The £250,000 investment is one of the largest the company has made which the company says is indicative of its continued growth in the vehicle washing sector.
The company has enjoyed a couple of strong growth years, exporting to new markets in Australia, Hong Kong and India as well as to many countries in Europe.
“We are delighted to be investing further in our manufacturing processes to make them more streamlined and efficient,” says Andy Barracliffe, Britannia Washing Systems director. “We are proud of our 70-year history of engineering excellence and want to ensure that Smith Brothers & Webb will remain at the forefront for many years to come.
“To succeed in our highly competitive market, we have to continue to invest and evolve, and we are committed to doing that.”
The range of Britannia Washing Systems includes models designed to wash trains, trams, buses, coaches, commercial vehicles and municipal vehicles such as road sweepers and refuse trucks. All of the machines are designed and built at the company’s base in Alcester, Warwickshire, UK.