Gloucester manufacturer scoops two national awards at 'metalforming Oscars'

A Brockworth-based manufacturing firm with 25 years' expertise in the automative industry is celebrating a double win at the 'Oscars' of the British metalforming awards.

By Sarah Kent  |  Published
The G-TEM team celebrates its big double win at the Confederation of British Metalforming Awards in Birmingham.

At a glittering awards night deemed the Oscars of the manufacturing industry, G-TEM, a Gloucester manufacturer of vehicle body structures, has scooped two of the main prizes.

Taking place at The Grand Hotel in Birmingham, with over 200 experts from the automotive sector in attendance, the Confederation of British Metalforming Awards 2024 saw G-TEM awarded Energy Efficiency Initiative of the Year and Health & Safety Initiative of the Year.

The 25-year-old business impressed judges with its passion for implementing ISO 45001 with the aim of creating a safer working environment for staff; whilst its commitment towards Net Zero by 2035 has seen it introduce quarterly energy audits and commission a 200 per cent increase in its solar power capability.

The firm's carbon emissions have decreased by more than a quarter (28 per cent) because of these initiatives, with sales also growing by an impressive 56 per cent due to securing major new business contracts.

Steve Morley, president of the Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM), said: 'It has been another difficult year for the metalforming sector, who are facing up to global conflicts, continued supply chain disruption and high inflation.

'In spite of all this, our members have continued to show great resilience and innovation to post increased sales, export growth and investment in safety, people and new technology.

'This is illustrated by G-TEM, which is striving to be the best it can be in its field and, importantly, is committed to raising the profile of our sector and what UK manufacturing can do.'

The Confederation of British Metalforming represents more than 200 UK manufacturers of fasteners, forgings, pressings, cold rolled and sheet-metal products.

Geraldine Bolton, CEO of the CBM, commented: 'Our annual dinner continues to be an excellent vehicle for promoting and celebrating the very best of the UK’s metalforming sector.'

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