10 July 2012
Anniversary open house at conveyor factory
Conveyor manufacturer Guttridge opened the doors of its Spalding factory recently to mark 50 years in business. Visitors including local schoolchildren and skills minster John Hayes were able to see state-of-the-art manufacturing close up, with 3D design and CNC laser cutting.
Chairman Peter Guttridge said the day was "thoroughly enjoyable" and added: "Events like this rightly prompt thoughts of the people whose ingenuity, drive and ongoing support have, over the last 50 years, made Guttridge what it is today. But, equally importantly, they encourage us to look to the future.
"Inspiring the next generation to think about manufacturing and engineering as a rewarding career is crucial, so I was particularly delighted to welcome in our local secondary school."
Originally established to make mobile animal feed mills, Guttridge sold that part of the business in the 1970s to concentrate on designing and manufacturing bulk materials handling equipment, including conveyors, dischargers and hoppers for customers in the agriculture, food, chemicals and recycling sectors. The company also offer subcontract services.
Pictured: members of the Guttridge board welcome local MP John Hayes and pupils from the Spalding Grammar school to the company's 50th anniversary event
Guttridge Services Ltd
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