The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Graham Latty, visited PLAND STAINLESS LTD in Leeds to mark the start of their Centenary celebrations. The Lord Mayor toured the factory watching each process of a Stainless Steel kitchen sink being made, a volume product for the company who were the first UK manufacturer to produce this product. He also presented some long service awards and met all the staff in a luncheon to celebrate the event.
Pland Stainless has been manufacturing from the same site in Leeds on the Lower Wortley Ring Road since December 1919, a true British manufacturer that has stood the test of time.
The visit also saw three long service awards being presented to members of staff. David Spencer, Production Operator, has been with the business for 36 years and John Stephenson, Sheet Metal Worker and Jack Priestley, Welder, have both hit 10 years service. Each were awarded a bottle of champagne, those with 10 years service received an additional two days holiday this year and David was awarded a voucher for a steak night at Leeds restaurant Miller & Carter. The company has more exciting plans to reveal during the year that will continue the celebrations in this momentous year.
Pland products today are largely designed for the healthcare, sanitaryware, washrooms, laboratory, education, catering, janitorial and the secure accommodation market places. But a growing and significant proportion of their business is made up of bespoke products to both commercial and retail markets, where their technical team, work with the client to design stainless steel products that deliver specific solutions, using their in-house CAD/CAM and 3D modeling technology.