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Smith Brothers & Webb invest with exports in mind

Published:  19 September, 2016

A £250,000 investment to improve manufacturing processes and enhance IT and customer relationship management systems is being made by Smith Brothers & Webb, manufacturers of the Britannia Washing Systems.



The Alcester-based company has enjoyed a couple of boom years, exporting as far afield as Australia, Hong Kong and India as well as Europe but wants to ensure its processes robust enough to compete in new markets around the world. 

Director Andy Barracliffe said: ‘We are delighted to be investing further in our manufacturing processes to make them more streamlined and efficient.

‘To succeed in our highly competitive markets, we have to continue to invest and evolve and we are committed to doing that.

‘We are proud of our 70-year history of engineering excellence and want to ensure that Smith Brothers & Webb will remain at the forefront for many years to come.’

Britannia products include models designed to wash municipal vehicles such as road sweepers and refuse trucks as well as commercial vehicles, trains, trams, buses and coaches. All of the machines are designed and built at the company’s base in Alcester in Warwickshire.

Machines can be fitted with water reclamation systems and the company also makes an under-chassis wash and a Contained Effluent Transfer system.

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