Source: European Braking Systems
MANCHESTER, U.K. – European Braking Systems, a Manchester based leading wholesale distribution center for commercial-vehicle components, opened new “state-of-the-art” remanufacturing and technical center in Manchester’s Trafford Park.
EBS opened its doors in 2000, led by group CEO Mark Luby, specializing in air-brake systems for the commercial-vehicle industry. Since 2000, EBS have grown the product portfolio to more than 33 product groups covering some 22,000 references with a multi-million pound turnover.
EBS distributes throughout the UK and Ireland, exporting to more than 63 countries worldwide, and has been recognized in the top 100 fastest growing SME’s for overseas sales.
The new 5000sqm facility in Manchester boasts the latest technology in remanufacturing, testing equipment and production processes. The cenete remanufactures commercial-vehicle brake calipers, compressors and air valves.
After substantial investments by the EBS Aftermarket Group into the new facility, which has helped the business increase production by 70 percent, Sir Graham Brady, Conservative MP for Altrincham and Sale West, officially opened the new site. He toured the new facility and met with management, production staff and representatives of the SMMT.
Before officially opening the remanufacturing center, Brady told the story of how he had originally met Luby at Altrincham Grammar School, though their career paths had subsequently taken them in different directions.
Sir Graham commented, “Here is Mark employing people in the region and having a very successful business; my career took me into politics. It is good to see a growing business and how remanufacturing brings benefits to the environment by reducing its CO2 and this is welcomed.”
EBS are members of the SMMT and APRA and employ more than 80 staff at the Manchester facility with further group companies based in Essex, Dublin and Nijmegen, Netherlands.
For further information visit www.ebs.co.uk.