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.
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