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Corbetts Appoints New Management, Invests in Fleet

UK hot-dip galvanizer Corbetts the Galvanizers made additions to its management team and modernized its fleet in time for its 160th anniversary.
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Corbetts the Galvanizers 160th anniversary fleet

Corbetts the Galvanizers (Telford Shropshire, UK), an independent hot-dip galvanizer, made additions to its management team and modernized its fleet in time for its 160th anniversary of operations. Corbetts operates several galvanizing baths that process over 50,000 metric tons per year. It has the ability to double dip material of up to 14 meters. It serves the utility, automotive and leisure sectors.

The company has appointed Simon Prest as sales and marketing manager, Mark Stephenson as procurement manager, and Mick Probert as operations manager. With these additions, the management team will oversee performance and efficiency improvements at the Telford site and the development of an approach to speed turnaround times and increase flexibility, according to the company.

Corbetts the Galvanizers truck

Corbetts also purchased two additional MAN TGX articulated trucks and trailers, which bear commemorative 160th anniversary designs. The company has a fleet of 13 vehicles that make up to 5,000 different journeys every year.

Sophie Williams, finance director and general manager at Corbetts the Galvanizers, commented, “Like many in manufacturing, we’ve had a really tough time with COVID-19 and had to look at how we wanted to continue to move the business forward in what will be a ‘new normal’.

“Volumes dropped as you would expect, but we remained open, supplying critical contracts for the NHS and clients involved in utilities. The additional downtime has been important in helping us identify a number of production improvements and finalizing the management team with the key appointments of Simon, Mark and Mick.”

HR manager Natalie Hughes notes, “We also want to use our big birthday to really celebrate our 105-strong workforce that has been fantastic, especially during COVID-19. And that’s not just an empty marketing statement; we have looked at ways in which we can improve our employee engagement, introducing new development opportunities, better working incentives and giving our people the chance to shine.”