Family-owned Hague Fasteners is relocating to a new custom refitted manufacturing facility. The total investment will approach seven figures.
Jon and Claire Hague, the husband-and-wife team that run the 46-year-old business, plan to relocate in the second quarter of 2017. At almost three times the size of the existing operation, the new location enables major investment in new plant, creating a number of jobs in the local area.
Jon Hague, managing director, said five to six would be recruited immediately and a similar number of the following 12 months. The move enables a doubling of production capacity with faster production times and a continued commitment to reliability.
“We are proud to see our success continue with the purchase of our new site. The complete re-design and renovation works of our new headquarters is underway enabling us to move forward with the next exciting phase in our growth as a dominant force in high integrity special fastener manufacturing,” said Jon Hague, who has two sons in the business.
Mrs Hague said; “When Hague stepped away from trying to compete with inferior imports 12 years ago, we had to reinvent the business and prove the model. We know from customer feedback that what we do is very special in a saturated market.
“Our customers know that reliability and integrity are what’s important and it is these morals that have driven us to personally invest in a much improved infrastructure. This ensures the Hague name continues to be first where service and quality is valued above cheap imports sold under the guise of quality assurance. When quality truly matters we’ve proven that British manufacturing wins every time, the future is indeed bright at the dawn of many more exciting years ahead.”
Hague are committed to manufacturing in the UK and proud members of Made in Britain. Jon Hague commented, “Hague Fasteners have been strong promoters of British manufacturing excellence for half a century, so we were delighted to discover Made in Britain several years ago. It's a fantastic resource that spreads the word about British manufacturers across all industries. The high quality and integrity of British made products is essential compared to cheaper overseas imports and the stipulation of a Made in Britain product actually saves money in the long term.
“Thanks to the promotion of our British expertise we are now taking orders purely on the merit of the higher quality and reliability of the Made in Britain assurance.”
Hague supplies components for prestigious oil and gas, transport and infrastructure projects. It has won orders in Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East and international sales now account for about 50% of its business.