December 2019

5 reasons to be cheerful – Hitherbest’s year in numbers


Manufacturing may be in stasis but at Hitherbest sheet metal fabrications there are plenty of reasons for seasonal cheer.

A difficult year for manufacturing but Hitherbest continues to perform

There is no denying it – 2019 has been a tough year for the UK economy. This is particularly true of the manufacturing sector which has experienced negative growth over the last quarter.

Manufacturers of metal products have found business especially challenging. According to the Office for National Statistics’ latest UK Index of Production, manufacturers of metal products have seen a 2.3% fall in production output, year on year, in the 3 months to October.

Happily at Hitherbest, one of the Midlands’ most successful and long-standing sheet metal fabricators, we have plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

2019 has been another solid year for the company in which we have:

  • secured 2859 orders
  • fabricated 226,527 items
  • welcomed 20+ new customers
  • re-invested 28% of our profits
  • created 7 new jobs.

A great team effort and a loyal customer base

We’re delighted that we’ve been able to continue investing in both our business and our local community, by expanding our workforce.

None of this would have been possible, of course, without our wonderful workforce and our fantastic customers. Thank you all.

We are constantly surprised and inspired by our customers’ innovative new product designs and creativity. We know that some have found 2019 to be a challenging year and we appreciate the trust they have placed in us.

Constantly striving to improve

At Hitherbest we understand that our customers need a fabrication partner that they can rely on, one that has the flexibility to adapt to their changing business needs and one that can produce quality fabrications on time and on budget, again and again.

In 2020, as always, our team will be reviewing our processes to find ways to improve our performance and to continue to provide the exceptional customer service that we believe sets Hitherbest apart from other fabrication businesses.

If you are looking to improve your supply chain and need a new fabrication partner, then why not get in touch?

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