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Nikken grows as the Manufacturing Sector recovers

Rotherham based company Nikken Kosakusho Europe Ltd are continuing to see a marked increase in the number of enquiries and subsequent orders. 2010 saw a staggering 67% increase in turnover from the low of 2009 when some staff worked on a four-day basis to ensure no jobs were lost. Staff quickly returned to full-time working as orders increased in 2010 and to date in 2011 enquiries and orders are above the record levels experienced before the economic downturn.

Two new members of staff have started this month at the Company’s premises with an extra warehouse operative to be appointed shortly. The new starters already in post are an Customer Support Engineer the Service Department and the new Group Marketing Manager who will head up all marketing and communications across Europe for Nikken’s network of offices.

Nikken’s growth comes at a time when UK manufacturing expanded at its fastest pace since records began in 1992 according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing (CIPS). The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Manager’s Index reached 62.0 in January  (where any measure above 50 indicates expansion). This was a rise of 4.5 in a single month from December 2010.

Tony Bowkett, the Group Managing Director, believes that “Nikken is ideally placed to take full advantage of the growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector. We have worked hard as an organisation over the last decade to ensure our products and services are of the highest quality. Our reputation as the leading producer of quality CNC Rotary Tables and NC Tooling products has played a huge part in our current success with customers in the aerospace, automotive, medical and nuclear industries”.

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For further information contact:
Robert Prior – Group Marketing Manager
Tel: 0789 689 2303

Nikken Kosakusho Europe Ltd is a subsidiary of Nikken Kosakusho Works Ltd and is located at the Nikken Euro Centre (opened in 1999) on Barbot Hall Industrial Estate in Rotherham. European offices supplied directly from Rotherham are located in France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain & Turkey.

Nikken is a partner in the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and is a Member of the Machine Tool Association.

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