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Fox Design & Manufacturing
20 Oct 2007
£1m target in site for firm
by David R. Jones, Daily Post
Flint-based Fox Design & Manufacturing Services (FDMS), founded by Mike Fox in 2004, is now on course to hit £1m sales by 2010 – doubling its 10,000 sq ft factory space and creating five jobs in the process.
Drawing on specialist strategic marketing and funding advice from business support organisation Venture Wales, the company has already grown from a staff base of four and a first year turnover of £187,000 to 11 employees and a £500,000 turnover.
FDMS offers a comprehensive product design and manufacturing service, including processes such as CNC punch press work, CNC folding, welding and general fabrication, powder coating and electrical and mechanical assembly.
The company specialises in electrical control panels which are sold across the
The company has invested £300,000 in equipment and facilities
Managing director Mr Fox, 46, said: “Three years ago when we started out we never thought we’d be looking at achieving such ambitious growth targets or manufacturing sheet metal products on this scale.
“Thanks to the hard work of our team and the quality advice we received from our business adviser Terry Brownhill and
“We are looking to expand into new markets. In order to continually improve the scope and range of products and services we offer we are planning to purchase the factory unit adjacent to our existing premises and invest in a clean assembly area.
“We also intend to recruit five additional engineers and staff to help us achieve our growth plans.”
Mr Colley said: “It’s no mean feat to put in place a growth strategy on the scale that FDMS has and then go out and implement it in such a short space of time.”