In 2023, PCE Automation experienced a year of remarkable accomplishments, with each milestone contributing to a narrative of significant progress. This transformative period not only involved a comprehensive rebranding effort, reshaping the company’s identity, but also strategically positioned it globally through the acquisition of Adapt Engineering. The milestones achieved during 2023 serve as a catalyst for a future characterised by innovation and expansion for PCE Automation. The company’s steadfast commitment to pushing the boundaries of automated solutions is evident, and as the year draws to a close, the reverberations of success resonate, laying a solid foundation for sustained growth and excellence in the years ahead. Here are some noteworthy highlights:
Rebranding for the Future
The unveiling of PCE Automation’s refreshed brand identity in 2023 marked a decisive moment, as the company boldly stepped into the future while honouring its illustrious history. More than a visual makeover, this rebrand is a profound declaration of PCE’s commitment to continuous innovation and its unwavering resolve to set new standards in the realm of automated solutions.
Expanding Horizons: The Acquisition of Adapt Engineering
The acquisition of Adapt Engineering marks a historic milestone for PCE Automation, as the company gained a multinational status for the first time in its 62-year history. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Adapt Engineering brings over 30 years of expertise in designing, manufacturing, and integrating automated machines, specialising notably in dip coating and guidewire assembly. This strategic move not only broadens PCE’s capabilities but also positions the company as a key player in the global market, collaborating with world-renowned brands in the medical device industry.
Regal Recognition: King’s Award for Enterprise
April 21, 2023, will forever be etched in PCE Automation’s history as the day it received the King’s Award for Enterprise, a prestigious honour acknowledging the company’s excellence in innovation. This recognition follows the Queen’s Award for Enterprise received in 2020 for international trade, solidifying PCE’s position among a select group of distinguished companies.
Building the Future: Infrastructure Developments
PCE Automation’s commitment to growth is underscored by strategic infrastructure investments. The acquisition of additional units at PCE’s Beccles HQ in the first quarter has led to a boost in assembly capacity. The Bryan Cook Engineering Centre, unveiled on November 7, is not just a new facility—it’s a tribute to Bryan’s 60 years of dedication, setting the stage for a legacy of ongoing innovation. Looking ahead, Project Shooting Star promises a sustainably designed eco-facility in Beccles, primed to create jobs and substantially increase assembly capacity.
Dynamic Leadership Shift
In a strategic move that underscores PCE Automation’s commitment to dynamic leadership and continued growth, 2023 witnessed a significant evolution in the company’s executive team. James Cook, formerly Managing Director, stepped into the role of CEO, while Shaun Wigley joined the ranks, assuming the position of Managing Director. This natural evolution in leadership positions PCE Automation to not only adapt but thrive in an environment of growth. The synergy between strategic vision and operational prowess creates a harmonious balance that will be pivotal as the company scales new heights.
In a resounding testament to its unwavering commitment to excellence, PCE Automation is set to cap off 2023 with yet another remarkable achievement—record-breaking revenue. Building upon the momentum of a stellar 2022, the company anticipates an impressive year-on-year growth of approximately 20%, solidifying its status as an industry leader and marking another consecutive year of exceptional sales performance.
In addition to the unparalleled financial achievements of 2023, PCE Automation has championed a multifaceted approach to success. Securing a coveted Gold recognition for its 5% Club membership signifies the company’s dedication to nurturing a skilled workforce and fostering a culture of continuous learning. This commitment is further reflected in the noteworthy expansion of the team by 20%, reinforcing PCE’s role as a growth-oriented employer.
PCE Automation’s influence extends far beyond the confines of the workplace, with an impact on the local community. The company has played a pivotal role in supporting local sports teams, including Caxton Football Club and Beccles Town U15 youth football team.
In parallel, PCE Automation aims to make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Charitable contributions have been channelled towards organisations like Crisis UK, exemplifying the company’s dedication to addressing critical societal challenges. As PCE Automation continues to grow, so does its commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen, making a positive impact that extends well beyond business achievements.
Looking to the Future
As PCE Automation concludes a year marked by these remarkable milestones, the company expresses gratitude to its dedicated team for their unwavering commitment and contribution to shared success. The achievements of 2023 set the stage for an exciting future, and PCE Automation looks forward to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.