AEO celebrates 70 years of ManufacturingMember News
A.E Oscroft & Sons Ltd is proud to be celebrating its 70th anniversary as a third generation family business.
Since Arthur Edgar Oscroft founded the company in 1947 in his hometown of Redditch Worcestershire; AEO has grown from a small family pressings business, run from a workshop at the back of Arthurs home to a renowned automotive supplier. AEO now provide a total manufacturing solution from concept to the design of tools through to full production in a variety of market places. Their Ultimate aim is to provide their customers with a one stop shop, their motto being, The answers Yes Whats the question?
The current third generation family members involved in the management of the business are Chris Oscroft (Jnr), Managing Director and Tim Oscroft, Board Director. They continue to build on the legacy and success started by their Grandfather and extended under the second generation leadership of Chris Oscroft (Snr) and Ian Oscroft. Although AEO is a family business they would not be where they are today without the dedicated effort, insight and leadership of all their non-family employees.
With the mission to provide solutions today that meet their customers requirements in the future, the company has invested heavily over the past five years both in new premises and machinery. They have been quick to adapt to changes in technology, with investments in CNC milling machines and a Wire Eroder to enhance their tool room. Their latest investment of £1.2m for a 600T Aida press line has enabled them to diversify into products with higher strength alloys and more complex components.
While the company will celebrate and acknowledge this major milestone achieved, they are also looking forward to a bright future.
Chris Oscroft, Managing Director said, Reaching our 70th Anniversary is a huge accomplishment and one we are very proud of. We recognise that this milestone is not only due to the expertise and dedication of our staff but to the relationships we have built and maintained with our customers over the years. It is also testament to our continued investment into the company and we look forward to many more years in business.