Lander: Moving the world through power and strength in tubular products.
With over 140 years of history and experience since William Lander started manufacturing household wire formed goods in his attic back in 1881, the company has grown and transformed beyond his dreams through evolution and acquisition to become the group we are today.
Lander is a multiple award-winning supplier of precision engineered tube-based products with a global reach from our facilities in the UK and USA. We specialise in the production of steel, aluminium and plastic tubular assemblies for fluid and air transfer systems and welded structures such as seat frames and structural supports, for the automotive, off highway, commercial vehicle and industrial markets.
Our wide range of capabilities to process tube sizes from ø4mm up to ø152mm in a variety of material types and at any volume level, makes us a single point of supply for all of our customers’ needs.
And whilst our product offering may have evolved our ethos remains centred on the development of close working relationships with our customers, many of whom see us as integral partners within the supply chains of their businesses.
We are a company with a global outreach, mixing local supply sources with low-cost country support, with a dedicated team in both China and India to help provide direct pan-Asian supply chain support and technical services to our local supply base.
As we develop our capabilities to meet evolving customer needs, we continue to invest in our infrastructure and people, providing high quality, right first time and on- time product, through robustly engineered processes.
Lander growth has continued through the acquisition of the Tricorn Group’s UK plants in 2021 and their USA division in early 2022. The strengthening of our manufacturing footprint has enabled us to provide greater support for our global customers whilst welcoming more employees into the Lander Family. All companies will be re-branded as Lander Tubular Products to further reinforce our position as a market leader.
William Lander started wire forming business in his Birmingham attic manufacturing products such as bread trays and toast racks
Business expansion resulted in a move to larger premises in Digbeth, Birmingham
W Lander & Sons became a limited company focusing primarily on the growing British automotive market
Secured business manufacturing door lock linkages and under bonnet parts
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
Moved to new purpose built company owned facility on Woodgate Business Park, west Birmingham
Lander Carlisle joint venture was formed between Lander Plastics and American company Carlisle Engineered Products – a subsidiary of Fortune 500 company Carlisle Companies Inc.
Growth continued with procurement of businesses in Hungary and Germany to move into seat mechanism commodity.
Started supplying seat frames to major first tier customers
Purchased Shalibane Engineering to expand Fluid transfer portfolio
Sold Hungary and Germany facilities to concentrate on core commodities of fluid transfer pipes and structural products
Secured major engine projects supplying Coolant and Heater Rail Assemblies, Turbo Feed pipes, Turbo Drain Pipes and Dipstick Tube Assemblies
Lander Management team participated in High Performance Working program
A Lander Technician won most improved student on the Jaguar Land Rover Maintenance program which contributed to them winning the Semta Skills Innovation award
Commenced Manufacturing Apprentice scheme to develop the workforce of the future
Won the Skills Forum Award
Won the Manufacturer Magazine MX award for Supply Chain Excellence
Won the Semta SME Investment in Skills Award
GIL Investments takes ownership of Lander Group
Acquisition of Maxpower and Malvern Tubular Components brands from Tricorn UK
Winner of 3 TMMX Awards including “Manufacturer of the year
Acquisition of Franklin and Rabun Gap plants from Tricorn USA
Winner of Insider Made In The Midlands ‘Manufacturing Apprenticeship and Training scheme’ award
Awarded Number 1 in the government’s National Apprenticeships Top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employers 2022
At Lander, people are at the heart of our business. Whether it be our dedicated senior management team or our level one manufacturing apprentices, we look at ourselves as one team and we are all integral in achieving our business goals.
We have a core workforce who have been with us on our recent growth journey and who are working towards a strong future for the business.
Lander have been proud to receive recognition from a number of awards bodies over the past few years.
We have been successful in securing numerous prizes for our successful Manufacturing Apprenticeship programme, as well as other disciplines such as Operational Excellence, and Supply Chain Excellence.
Most prestigious of all, Lander were awarded the “Best of British Manufacturing” in the TMMX (The Manufacturer Magazine) awards in 2021, this award was peer awarded against all other manufacturing industries in the UK.
TMMX National Award – Supply Chain Excellence
EEF Regional Award – Business Apprentice of the Year
SEMTA National Award – SME Investment in Skills
Made in the Midlands Regional Awards – Automotive & Apprenticeships & Training
NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP SERVICE Regional Award – SME Newcomer of the Year
Made in the UK National Award – Apprenticeships & Training
TMMX National Award – Highley Commended – Leadership & Strategy
NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP SERVICE National Award – SME Newcomer of the Year & Top 100
EEF Regional Award – Joint Runner Up Developing People
TMMX National Award – Leadership & Strategy
EEF Winner Regional Award – Leadership & Runner Up Developing Future Talent
MAKEUK National Award – Leadership & Strategy
MAKEUK Regional Award – Engineering Apprentice Rising Star Highley Commended
National Apprenticeship Service Regional Award – Large Employer & Highly Commended for Recruitment
TMMX National Award – People and Skills
National Apprenticeship Service – Top 100 Employer – Rank 14
The Manufacturer MX Awards – Operational Excellence
The Manufacturer MX Awards – Supply Chain Excellence
The Manufacturer MX Awards – Manufacturer Of The Year