Blachford UK receives “Supplier of the Year” Award

Siân Hinds pictured with the Bronze Award

Its always good to finish the year on a high.  We were recently invited to attend an awards ceremony at Kubota,  Siân Hinds – Key Account Manager attended on behalf of the Company.  Blachford UK Ltd were awarded with the “Supplier of the Year Bronze Award” for our involvement and support during the F37 Plus project development (new tractor launched in Nov).

Blachford UK supply 4 of the components for the new F37.  Patrick Thompson, Sales Director said “This has been a fantastic example of a partnership development, with many challenges to overcome along the way, making the award all the more satisfying.  A credit to all those involved”.

 

Blachford UK Ltd acquires H&H Acoustics

Blachford UK Ltd has acquired the special vehicles division from the Administrators of the Hodgson & Hodgson Group (H&H).

H&H – which was founded in 1890 and is a leading supplier of thermal and acoustic products and services to the construction, automotive, rail and domestic appliance industries.

The acquisition will result in jobs relocating from H&H’s historic base in Melton Mowbray to Blachford UK’s HQ in Chesterfield. The move will result in more press work being undertaken and the addition of an industrial sewing department at Blachford, creating over 20 new jobs in Chesterfield.

Jason Lippitt, Managing Director of Blachford UK Ltd, said: “While we must acknowledge that it is sad the century-old Hodgson & Hodgson name will no longer be in existence and that we can’t bring everyone from Melton Mowbray with us to Chesterfield, this is a very positive move that will see us add some great new roles, skills and experience to the Blachford team that we can take to new and existing markets.”

“Although the business has no polyurethane products, it has been very successful with thermal and acoustic insulation for industrial vehicles, adding a further string to the Blachford UK bow.”

Blachford UK has itself undergone something of a change of its own of late – in name, at least – having rebranded from TMAT Ltd to Blachford UK, operating under the Blachford Acoustics Group banner. Blachford UK (formerly TMAT) continues to operate from its facility in Chesterfield and is led by the same leadership team, headed up by Jason Lippitt.

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TMAT rebrands to Blachford UK – but it’s business as usual

As of 1st February 2017, TMAT will operate under the banner of Blachford Acoustics Group, with the new name of Blachford UK Ltd.

TMAT – as it was known – will continue to operate as it has done from its facility in Chesterfield and will be led by the same leadership team, headed up by Jason Lippitt. Existing customers and suppliers will continue to deal with the same people in the same way they have done previously.

The brand change reflects the multi-million-pound acquisition of TMAT by the Blachford Corporation in 2014. Blachford Acoustics Group serves to represent the businesses under its brand umbrella that supply acoustical and thermal materials, moulded headliners and trim, and floor mats and floor systems.

Jason Lippitt, who will continue as the Managing Director of Blachford UK Ltd, the UK arm of Blachford Acoustics Group, said: “It really is business as usual, and our customers and suppliers will continue to deal with the same people in the same way, thereby benefitting from the levels of service that have always helped this business stand apart from any competitors”.

“The brand change is part of a natural progression that sees our company – and all the others operating under the Blachford Acoustics Group – come under the same collective banner.”

Blachford UK Ltd is a major supplier of polyurethane floor mats, headliners, and trims for many OEM’s across Europe producing agricultural and construction equipment, high performance and specialist vehicles, as well as supplying acoustic material solutions for a variety of industrial applications. The acquisition of the business has allowed Blachford to provide common, co-ordinated solutions in both North America and Europe.

The purchase has also meant that no other company in the world operating in the off-highway sector has the focus and resources Blachford Acoustics Group now has at its disposal. The Blachford Acoustics Laboratory and Research Centre is a world-class facility featuring a large hemi-anechoic chamber equipped with a heavy-duty dynamometer, a reverberation room and a transmission loss suite.

Blachford Acoustics Group recently launched its new website. Establishing its own standalone website enables Blachford Acoustics Group to cement its own identity within the overall Blachford Corporation and better serve its customers by providing an easy-to-use, interactive website that can be accessed around the world from a plethora of devices.