#introducing Gardner Aerospace

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We would like to introduce Derby-based manufacturer Gardner Aerospace to Made in the Midlands. Welcome to the Made Family! 

MiM member Gardner Aerospace is a global manufacturer with a local capability, supplying high-quality detailed parts to the Aerospace industry. The company's finished components range from complex and small to very large machined and sheet metal fabricated detailed parts. 

With a wealth of knowledge in global logistics, Gardner Aerospace has the capability to maximise efficiencies and shorten supply chains. The company employs more than 2,200 people worldwide, with annual revenue of over $300 million.

Gardner joined Made in the Midlands to benchmark and learn more about other industry sectors. James Perry, Site Director at Gardner Aerospace Derby feels it is important for the company to be part of Made in the Midlands to diversify and learn new best practice by attending events with other members. James said: 

“The Aerospace sector is cutting edge in many respects, but sometimes can be a little slow to change. I think we will really benefit from going to see other organisations and their approach to operations.”

Pictured: James Perry Site Director at Gardner Aerospace

The company wishes to diversify through Made’s directory of potential suppliers and buyers. They hope that their membership will help promote the company and the range of services they can provide due to their vast capabilities. James said:

“Being part of Made in the Midlands will assist with our supply chain and help us partner with other relevant manufacturers.” 

“Here at Gardner, we have a number of vertically integrated processes including machining, fabrication/welding, treatments/paint, assembly and an internal logistics centre, giving us opportunities outside of the Aerospace sector.”  

As Gardner has seen recent growth, James feels the business is in need of another platform for further growth and exposure. He said: 

“As a growing company, it is important for us to have a voice and an influence within the industry as well as gaining inspiration and learning from other industry sectors.” 

Talking about Made in’s year-long Backing Britain campaign, that will visit various locations across the Midlands and Yorkshire, James added: 

“We are Backing Britain by recognising the challenges we have and finding a solution here at our location in Derby. We have recently invested in additive layer manufacture capability, both through capital investment and new technology learning.” 

The Made in Group was created to challenge the erosion of British manufacturing and to open a channel of communication between local firms. We are proud to have industry leaders Gardner Aerospace as a Made in the Midlands member. 

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