C & A Pumps and Engineering is celebrating a successful start to 2014 after winning a prestigious business award and investing in new vehicles for its expanding fleet.
The Hartlepool business won the manufacturing category in the Tees Valley Best New Business Awards in February.
The honour recognised C & A Pumps’ record for winning business and breaking through into new sectors despite only setting up in 2012.
The business has also invested £60,000 towards two new vans as it continues to pick up engineering installation and maintenance contracts across the North East.
Alan Roberts, managing director of the firm, said: “It has been a busy start to the year but we weren’t expecting any different.
“Winning the Manufacturing Award is a great boost as it recognises the fact that we have been able to quickly establish C & A Pumps and move into a range of different sectors providing expertise and solutions and great customer service.”
C & A Pumps and Engineering launched in 2012 to install and maintain electrical and mechanical systems primarily for building firms, local authorities and managed workspaces.
But the business has also successfully expanded into different sectors, particularly the chemicals industry, by completing specialised, technical jobs that other firms might not be able to provide.
The company has recently worked with Teesside chemical firm Ineos and SSI to supply and install specialist ultra-sonic and radar equipment to detect depth levels in chemical tanks, while global manufacturer Huntsman purchased a range of specialist equipment and machinery including pump controls and spares.
Expansion has allowed C & A Pumps, which is on course to turnover £1.2m this year, to purchase two new Peugeot Boxer vans taking its fleet of vehicles to five.
Roberts added: “We have worked very hard to grow the business over the past 18 months and the investment in two new vehicles is a statement of intent as to where we want to be. Not least, these are fantastic vehicles that help us to increase the range of clients we work with and the scope of the projects that we can successfully manage.”
C & A Pumps has also been shortlisted in the Heart of the Community category in the North East Business Awards, organised by The Journal and partners.