Minister pays tribute to Taylor made success

By Rob George 13/04 Updated: 13/04 11:12

Lord Green (centre) learns about Taylor’s plans for global growth on a tour of the plant in Droitwich with chairman Peter Selkirk and CEO David Williams. (s)

A DROITWICH bin factory has launched its new export programme with the help of the Minister of State for Trade and Investment.

Lord Stephen Green visited Taylor, the world’s leading manufacturer of metal bins, to witness how £1million of vital investment

in new product development has handed the business a boost.

The Elmley Lovett-based firm has already secured orders from Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East in a move which is expected to increase its output by 20 to 30 per cent over the next 12 months and generate jobs throughout the Midlands.

Speaking on his visit to Taylor’s 20 acre site at Oak Park, Lord Green said the company was an excellent example of a longstanding UK manufacturer that had committed to investing in a buoyant overseas market.

“Developing an international presence provides a route to growth and enables UK companies to unlock their potential.

“We’re delighted to support a company with such a rich manufacturing history and applaud Taylor for creating jobs within the

region,” he added.

David Williams, Taylor’s chief executive, said: “With 50 years as a successful UK manufacturer under our belts it’s time to develop an international presence and realise our aspirations for global growth.

“Taylor is a UK manufacturing success story with an internationally relevant product so the logical progression is to build on our strength, position the business as a global player and take our products out to a wider audience,” he added.

Taylor’s export programme forms one of many projects planned for 2012 following its acquisition by environmental investors Sullivan Street.

Peter Selkirk, Taylor’s chairman, said: “Our export strategy has been in development for the last five years so it’s fantastic that all our hard work is starting to come to fruition and that we’re laying the foundations for another successful 50 years.”

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