Multi award-winning Sheffield manufacturer Loadhog opened its doors for the inaugural Made in Yorkshire breakfast networking event in the UK’s largest county. During the morning, more than 20 visitors were treated to presentations about Loadhog as well as the other companies who are part of GLIDE which is an employee owned company representing the shareholders working in its partner companies – Gripple, Gripple Automation, Loadhog, PMS Diecasting, GoTools and Laser Scanning. A factory tour of Loadhog’s 120,000 square foot facility and refreshments were included in the event.
Manufacturing firms across the region, including JB Springs, Portakabin and Montracon Ltd were represented. Loadhog is an innovative returnable and reusable transit packaging solutions provider, working with the likes of Heineken, Jaguar Land Rover and Ford.
Jason Pitt, CEO of Made in Yorkshire, said: “It was great to utilise Loadhog’s facilities for our first breakfast networking event in the region. Loadhog’s philosophies and innovation is fantastic and are a great example for other companies to learn from. Made in Yorkshire is a peer group of manufacturing and engineering firms in the region, encouraging members to source, supply and collaborate with firms in the region through networking events and a digital platform to showcase the success of Yorkshire manufacturing.
“We have had great success holding breakfast mornings at Made in the Midlands in the last few years, and it is tremendous to replicate this in Yorkshire.”
The chairman of GLIDE, Andy Davies, said: “It was a privilege to hold the county’s first Made in Yorkshire Breakfast Morning at Loadhog. This company, and the rest of the members of our group, epitomise a commitment to innovation, engineering skills and manufacturing. I hope that our contribution will stimulate the same commitment elsewhere in the region.”