RIDBA members enjoy tour of IAE factory

Staffordshire based RIDBA member IAE host RIDBA members for tour of new factory.

Six groups were taken through various parts of the business, including the new 39,000ft² customer experience centre and 84,000ft² manufacturing space.

Cutting edge machinery appears throughout, powered by more than 300 members of production staff.

Amy Boothby, marketing manager of supplier member IAE, said: “As a member of the association it presented an excellent opportunity to bring fellow members to our manufacturing operation in Stoke-on Trent and share with them our 38 acre site.

"It was a fantastic day and we really enjoyed catching up with industry friends.”

RIDBA is one of the first groups to experience an exclusive tour of facility with the ribbon cut less than 12 months ago.

Mark Wilcox, managing director of supplier member Filon Products, said: “Special thanks to the very generous team at IAE for being incredible hosts and taking the time out to give us a tour around their brilliant factory.

"What an eye opener! A brilliant facility which they are clearly very proud of, and rightly so.”

The day also saw IAE host an open RIDBA board meeting and AGM.

IAE’s Rob Johnson and Gemma Lovatt also delivered a presentation on the business and its history. RIDBA general manager Joe Chalk gave a session on how members can make the most of their membership.