Exporting to America
Posted on Mar 11, 2013
Bucking the trend – Greentech firm Maxsys Fuel Systems defies market trends and exports to America
Although recent years have seen business success stories fall fewer and further between, there is one local company whose mix of product and determination is currently bucking the trend.
Telford based Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd is leading the way in engineering growth, creating jobs and boosting the local economy. Their acclaimed technology, the Maxsys Fuel System, has been helping energy intensive businesses throughout the UK to reduce harmful emissions and ever rising fuel costs. Such is its success in these environmentally conscious, yet austere, times the product has now found favour overseas, particularly within American industry.
Exports are up, with a full container load of the made to order Maxsys Fuel Systems destined for the world’s largest consumer of energy. The greentech firm are working with a number of global manufacturers who have sites spread across the US, helping them to meet the requirements laid down by the country’s strict energy and environmental laws.
The figures are impressive, with the Telford firm guaranteeing a minimum 5% saving in fuel expenditure and a similar reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. These have been proven in the field and, more often than not, exceeded, as are the expectations of their broad customer base.
Such is the current demand for the Fuel Systems that three new positions have been created within the company.
Experienced engineering manager Ian Clifton has joined, providing the specialist technical planning required to successfully fit the technology. Elsewhere, two graduates, Rob Ormerod and Alex Roberts, are the newest additions to the Maxsys Design to Save team, where, in their roles as Technical Designers, they produce state of the art 3D drawings.
And the good news on the job front doesn’t end there. The increase in orders has had a knock-on effect, benefitting Telford based Wrekin Sheetmetal Ltd, the steel fabricators charged with manufacturing each bespoke Maxsys Fuel System to the company’s specifications. This has led to them taking on more staff to cope with the upsurge in production.
“In Maxsys we have found the perfect partner,” says Wrekin’s Sales Director, Simon Orpe. “The product is great, providing businesses with an affordable solution to rising fuel costs and environmental concerns. It has also been the catalyst for us to take on new fabricators and, as soon as we find the right candidates, two young apprentices. We’re very proud to be working with Maxsys and of the key role we’re playing in what is a worthwhile and commendable venture.”
Yes, Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd is a company actively achieving the government’s stated goals of creating jobs and encouraging growth through exports, while providing a green product that helps industry meet its environmental commitments.
With a larger percentage of their business now stemming from America and more orders coming in from further afield like Kiev and Singapore, it can be said that Maxsys is a company definitely going places.
The article was published in the Shropshire Star/Business Supplement on Tuesday 17th July 2012, p4.