Community spirit sees Pennine Pneumatic Services embrace Made in Yorkshire
Pennine Pneumatic Services is a major advocate of community involvement; just one of the reasons it is such a strong advocate of the Made in Yorkshire network.
Aside from funding environmentally-friendly energy saving initiatives for its customers, the company also works closely with a number of local charities and sports clubs.
Latterly, this has seen it step up its support for FC Halifax Town, which is shortly about to embark on the new season of the Vanarama National League.
PPS has signed up to be a Senior Club Partner, a move that will see the firm’s logo emblazoned on the club’s first away shirt (see below).
Gary Whitaker, the firm’s managing director, said: “As a company we always try to be on the ball and support other organisations – whether business, charity or leisure.”
It is this ethos that underpins the firm’s involvement in the Made in Yorkshire network.
While helping to foster closer relationships with the Yorkshire manufacturing community, the company is also happy to advocate for the network and to offer other members – often the newest members – the benefit of its experience.
Gary’s colleague, general manager Matt O’Connor said: “There’s no doubt that being a member of Made in Yorkshire has benefited the business.
“We have picked up a lot of business through the network as well as make a number of introductions – I have to say that it’s been brilliant for us.
“We’re now looking to try and engage even more and even though we’re already members of the council, we think there’s scope for growth.”
The company, which currently employs around 60 people, has a turnover of around £6m and is targeting growth of between 10-11%.
Taking on the right staff has been key to its development, and part of the the investment into the business has seen it develop in-house training facilities.
“We’ve also recently taken on three new sales heads in pneumatics and expect this to generate new business,” said Matt.
“We also want our customers to challenge us to provide the best service because that’s when we are at our best.”
PPS is a leading supplier of compressed air solutions, including:
- Installation of air compressors
- Design and installation of pipework
- Vacuum pumps
- Nitrogen generators
- Drop-in sales counter with extensive stocks of parts and accessories
- Servicing, repair, and maintenance of air compressors
- After sales support; and
- Genuine 24/7 call out and emergency repairs service
It works across a variety of sectors including automotive, engineering, general manufacturing, construction, food and drink, chemical, pharmaceutical, textiles and many more.