Monday 10 December, 2012
2012 has been a tremendous year for Guttridge. We’ve celebrated our 50th anniversary and now have representation in the MENA area in a brand new office in Riyadh to extend local, expert support to customers across the MENA region. Its been an exciting, challenging and rewarding time that sets the stage for continuing growth and development in 2013.
We marked our golden milestone by opening the factory doors to customers, suppliers, schools, local politicians, employees and their families, and our Member of Parliament, in a unique and very special event in June. Feedback suggests that the day was both enjoyable and informative and it was certainly a perfect opportunity to inspire the generation that will take us through the next 50 years.
Our Saudi Arabia office, a milestone of a very different sort, was officially opened at Saudi Agriculture, one of the region’s key trade shows. Visits from the Saudi Agricultural Minister and the Director of UKTI from the British Embassy got us off to a great start and we were pleased to report huge interest throughout the event.
Reflecting on the year Peter Guttridge remarks, “‘I’ve found it fascinating to look back at how our technology has advanced over the last half-century, but really this year has been about people. The people who have given us a past to build on and those who are and will continue to take us into a bright future with their talent, enthusiasm and continued focus on delivering the very best materials handling solutions.”
With a foundation of 50 years of experience, Guttridge is a flourishing company, globally respected for delivering well-engineered, reliable materials handling solutions that continue to anticipate dramatically changing industrial needs.