Lander Careers

ABOUT US

Lander Automotive is a leading supplier of assembled products in the Automotive Sector, specialising in fluid and air transfer systems, structural assemblies and interior trim assemblies.

Building on decades of industry expertise, we use state of the art design and manufacturing facilities to provide first-class adaptive engineering solutions for an extensive range of OEMs and major first tier automotive organisations.

Headquartered in Birmingham, England, where we provide full manufacturing and engineering support, we are proudly managed by descendants of the original founder and maintain the same customer-centric focus the business was founded on.

We are a company with a global outreach and our Indian office is dedicated to providing pan-Asian supply chain support and technical services for the region. As we develop our award-winning capabilities to meet evolving customer needs, we continue to invest heavily in international expansion, with a recently opened French Commercial office and a Slovakia-based manufacturing plant being the next phase of our expansion plans.

Adaptive

Built to be agile, flexibility is at the core of our offering as a supplier partner.

Lander pride ourselves on the short decision making structure that enables us to deliver rapid product turnaround to meet our customer’s demands.

We offer a comprehensive range of product commodities with dedicated specialist teams working within each. This allows us to work closely with customers from concept to finished product, delivering a premier service that reflects our ongoing commitment to building lasting relationships with every supplier, and every customer.

Engineering

Decades of industry experience lay the foundations for our engineering excellence.

We combine leading application, design and process expertise with state of the art facilities and lean manufacturing principles to meet the most demanding automotive engineering challenges.

Flexible manpower, single piece production lines and increasingly sophisticated automation technologies enable us to consistently exceed customers’ cost, quality and turnaround expectations.

Solutions

Class leading facilities and support networks mean we add value at every step. Today’s engineering challenges demand more than a wide commodity range and state of the art facilities.

At Lander we offer a robust support network, working closely with every customer from concept and product development through to realisation. With prototyping for pre-production and a dedicated product development centre offering solutions for slow-running or aftermarket requirements, we can meet even the most complex system assembly needs. Our aim is to work as a development partner for our customers

While our technical capabilities and global outreach continue to grow, we remain focussed on delivering solutions built on the strength of our supplier and customers relationships.

 

Our Timeline

1877

William Lander started wire forming business in his Birmingham attic manufacturing products such as bread trays and toast racks

1930s

Business expansion resulted in a move to larger premises in Digbeth, Birmingham

1951

W Lander & Sons became a limited company focusing primarily on the growing British automotive market

1960s

Secured business manufacturing door lock linkages and under bonnet parts

1980s

Started supplying Fuel Filler pipes to OEM customers. Secured further contracts for supply of Coolant pipes / Gear Selector Tubes / Clutch Shafts and Cross Car Beams

1991

Moved to new purpose built company owned facility on Woodgate Business Park, west Birmingham

1998

Lander Carlisle joint venture was formed between Lander Plastics and American company Carlisle Engineered Products – a subsidiary of Fortune 500 company Carlisle Companies Inc.

2000

Growth continued with procurement of businesses in Hungary and Germany to move into seat mechanism commodity.

2001

Started supplying seat frames to major first tier customers

2005

Purchased Shalibane Engineering to expand Fluid transfer portfolio

2007

Sold Hungary and Germany facilities to concentrate on core commodities of fluid transfer pipes and structural products

2012

Secured major engine projects supplying Coolant and Heater Rail Assemblies, Turbo Feed pipes, Turbo Drain Pipes and Dipstick Tube Assemblies

2015

Lander Management team participated in High Performance Working program

2015

A Lander Technician won most improved student on the Jaguar Land Rover Maintenance program which contributed to them winning the Semta Skills Innovation award

2016

Commenced Manufacturing Apprentice scheme to develop the workforce of the future

2016

Won the Skills Forum Award

2016

Won the Manufacturer Magazine MX award for Supply Chain Excellence

2016

Plans signed off for second production facility in Slovakia

2017

Won the Semta SME Investment in Skills Award

Customers

Accreditations

Lander hold various accreditations as part of our commitment to engineering excellence.

ISO 9001
TS16949
ISO 14001
Ford Q1
JLRQ
Armed Forces Covenant Bronze Certificate
GM Technical Approved Supplier
VW Group Approved Supplier