Business boosted by machinery investment
04 October 2012
Telford-based ParAid Textile Services has seen positive business growth since its £50,000 machinery investment which was purchased to strengthen business continuity through more in-house work.
The company – specialists in the design and assembly of harnesses, straps and load restraints to serve a variety of industries has secured orders overseas in Australia, Finland and the US as part of its work for ParAid Medical which produces specialist Ambulance Child Restraints (ACR) and neo-natal restraints for sick and critically-ill children, thanks to the purchase of the Genesis 2300 conveyorised textile cutting machine. As a result of the acquisition, the business has been able to increase its staff by 40% and with the boost in its workforce, the business has included an additional shift in each business day of the week.
The efficiency of the machine has enabled the company to raise productivity and reduce the time between a customer order being placed and when the purchaser receives the equipment which has infinitely boosted customer satisfaction.
Michael Morris, manufacturing manager at ParAid Textiles Services, said: “The US is a major trading partner for many businesses in the Midlands and reports show it contributes twice as much investment in this region of England than it does in any other country. Our recent investment in cutting-edge machinery opened doors for us to reach overseas clients in not just the US, but also in Australia and Finland. Introducing new machinery increased our business orders and bolstered our employee team but we feel most proud that we’ve been able to serve our clients with more ease and efficiency which is at the heart of what we want to do – we want our customers to feel well-taken care of 100% of the time.”