Despite 2019 being a ‘mixed bag’ in terms of the uncertainty faced regarding Brexit and a slowing of the world economy which has led to a number of companies holding back on investment decisions. Thanks to our staff, partners and customers, 2019 was predominantly a year of highs for CMCA(UK), rounded off nicely with the award and inclusion in several new supply contracts, which enabled the expansion into our 4th facility.
Following the award of 9 major new Defence contracts from Babcock in the last quarter of 2019 our expansion to a fourth site will support and enhance our logistical capabilities related to both existing and new requirements. We hope to have the new facility fully operational by the end of January 2020 which will align nicely with the initial orders being received.
2019 also saw a few changes implemented by the Business Development and Marketing team which will come to fruition in 2020 following a clearly defined engagement strategy which retains the flexibility to respond to any major political and economic events that may affect CMCA(UK) business.
In May CMCA(UK) gained recertification of the international quality management standard ISO 9001 which will not come as a surprise as its core definition and values are so intrinsically linked to our company policy, ‘To provide products and services of the highest quality and value to our customers. Gaining and retaining their respect and loyalty’.
In August of last year following months of preparation CMCA(UK) were approved by the International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM) as an endorsed trainer, enabling us to provide Obsolescence Management training at AIIOM associate grade and now run three day courses at regular intervals throughout the year. We have received impressive feedback so far from our delegates and will continue to provide content of the highest quality for future delegates.
Looking ahead we have a full events calendar scheduled for 2020 that will see CMCA(UK) having a presence at key shows in the Defence, Rail and Aerospace sectors including DPRTE at Farnborough, RSN 2020, 3CDSE, DVD at Millbrook and RVE Expo to name a few and we look forward to seeing you there.
We’d like to take this opportunity to wish our staff, partners and customers a happy, healthy and prosperous 2020