The rise in demand for automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics solutions by manufacturers, coupled with the continued development of its apprentices has led to a record year of business for Nottingham-based conveyor systems and automation solutions provider, L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation.
Despite the widespread reports of uncertainty within the sector, L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation, has managed to grow its headcount significantly over the past 12 months, employing 23 new members of staff to increase the size of its team to 60.
In addition, its rise in employment, the company, which manufactures conveyor systems and automation solutions for the manufacturing, warehouse, and food and beverage industries, has secured a number of new partnerships and projects over the past 12 months. This includes one with a major parcel delivery company, which have played a key role in the business’ success over the past year.
Chris Unwin, CEO, L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation said:
“We are delighted by the progress we have managed to achieve over the past 12 months – the growth and continued diversification of L.A.C. as a business showcases the hard work of our talented team of staff that we are continuing to build and develop here in Nottingham.
“Our cohort of apprentices have been instrumental in taking our business to the next level, bringing a new passion and yearning to develop and learn, as well as a constantly analysing, revising and developing technical solutions for our clients.
“The rise in the requirements for automation within businesses has been evident in the types of new enquiries we receive on a daily basis – it’s clear that manufacturing firms are now beginning to appreciate the benefits of AI, robotics, and automation solutions in streamlining tasks and maximising safety for their workforces.”
L.A.C. has ambitious plans to grow its team by a significant number over the course of 2019, with a continued focus on apprentices, mechanical, and electrical design professionals. This will help L.A.C. deliver more conveyor systems and automation solutions to their valuable customers.
“Despite recent reports and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, I feel the future is very bright for the UK manufacturing and engineering industries, particularly for business that embodies bravery within their leadership teams and is willing to invest in their own future and staff.”
Who we are: Founded in 1992, L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation are a leading UK supplier who’ve been successfully supplying conveyor systems, belt conveyors, roller conveyors, automation, and robotic solutions to the UK’s blue-chip industry. Located in Bulwell, Nottingham, L.A.C. are known for their outstanding customer service, continual support, flexibility, and bespoke service. With a full in-house service team, and an engineering team who’ve worked together over 20 years, L.A.C. covers all aspects of control system design, build and associated software, and ongoing support.
What we do: L.A.C. has a wealth of experience supplying conveyor systems and robotic solutions to a range of industries including automotive, aerospace, food and beverage, heavy engineering, and logistics. L.A.C. design, assemble, incorporate testing, and deliver with training and after-sales support for a smooth handover. With an in-house mechanical design team, project managers, and engineers, all the builds are undertaken on the five-unit 60,000 sq. ft premises.