Acoustafoam hold MIM Virtual Breakfast Morning

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This week, the Made in Group saw long-standing member Acoustafoam host a Made in the Midlands Virtual Breakfast Morning. Over 40 members of the group joined the event on Thursday 4th February to learn more about Acoustafoam and network with fellow members. The company’s presentation proved a hit as Zach Baker, Sales and Marketing Manager, gave a concise overview of their values, their ambitions and current ongoing developments within the business.  

Members of Made in the Midlands were in for a treat this morning, not just talking about the breakfast hamper full of goodies that are delivered to members before the event. 

The event began with a short introduction from Jason Pitt, CEO of the Made in Group, who welcomed members and thanked Acoustafoam’s Zach for hosting the event. This was followed by short introductions from all of the members including new members who have recently joined the group and had not yet attended a Virtual Breakfast Morning. 

Established in 1979 by founder Mike Tranter, Acoustafoam was originally created to provide acoustic trim for tractors and off-road vehicles. However over the last 40 years, through investment in developing management systems, material, staff and equipment the company delivers one of the most comprehensive range of products in the industry. Zach said:

“We are a modern company employing what are often called old fashion business values, built on customer service, honesty, trust and professional curiosity. We are always looking to improve what we do, even when it is exhausting!” 

Acoustafoam’s ambition has always been to constantly grow and develop by becoming a ‘critical friend’ to their customers and partners. They do this by sharing their passion and knowledge, offering engineering and development support, enhancing value for money and investing time to understand what their customers value. Zach continued:

“In terms of sectors it is very varied, we supply to the military, minibus and coach, power generation sector, compressors, heavy goods vehicles, construction… the list goes on. If it makes a noise, that's our core business, we will make it quieter!” 

Supplying to major brands such as Caterpillar, JCB and Bentley, Acoustafoam’s products are all bespoke for their customers. The team often manufactures custom filters, seals and gaskets on top of having a large polyurethane foam moulding section.

After the presentation, members were able to network in smaller groups to build all-important industry relationships amongst members via zoom breakout rooms. 

Join us in two weeks time as we welcome Swiss Steel as our next host for the Made in the Midlands Virtual Breakfast Morning on 18th February at 9 am. 

 

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