St David’s Audrey John (L) and Ann Griffiths with Prime Minister, David Cameron
A Pembrokeshire-based manufacturer of precision plastic components recently played host to the Prime Minister, to demonstrate its manufacturing capabilities and reveal its ambitious plans for growth, despite staff being affected by the recent floods.
St Davids Assemblies Ltd, a supplier of components to the automotive and domestic appliance industries, says it experienced increased manufacturing activity during 2013 resulting in the employment of an extra 10 staff throughout the year.
During the visit, David Cameron met with senior managers who outlined their plans for the business’ future, as well as speaking with employees, many of whom have been personally effected by the recent floods in the surrounding coastal areas.
Also in attendance on the visit was local MP, Steven Crabb, who said St Davids Assemblies was a “Pembrokeshire success story” that signified the move towards economic recovery in Wales. “Here we are in the far north of Pembrokeshire, who would have thought manufacturing would still exist in a place like this?” he added.
The company says it specialises in the design and manufacturing of thermostatic switches and bi-metal components, which are produced on site and over-moulded in a variety of technical polymers.
Managing Director, Neil Barnes, said the recent intake of staff included a new General Manager, Glen Wells, in order to help the company “cement the recent growth and take business to the next level.”