Made in the Midlands gets neighbours talking


To end a positive year for both companies; two of our Made in the Midlands membership have struck up a mutually beneficial trading relationship. Proving the ethos of made in the midlands the two companies met at the MIM awards this autumn whilst on neighbouring exhibition stands. Mason Metals recycle ferrous and non ferrous metals and Amvar Handling Solutions

Since then Masons have bought a fork lift truck from Amvar; and Amvar has recycled approx 10 redundant trucks along with various scrap components and batteries through Masons.

Neil Woodall said "Amvar is very close to us geographically but the two businesses weren't talking. Our membership brought us together and has provided business opportunities for both of us! As well as buying the truck Malcolm is putting together quotes for servicing and we've bought other warehouse consumables from him since. For us this is why we pay our subscription - hopefully we can continue to build similar relationships with other members!".

Malcolm Mitchell Amvars MD recalls .......

"What a great way to meet new customers! Since we joined MIM, one of the main benefits we have found is how much easier it is to talk to like-minded business owners. Mason Metals actually approached us in the first instance and they are a pleasure to deal with. We have also struck up similar relationships with other MIM members and we hope this continues in the long term interest of doing genuine ‘local’ business."

Both companies plan to take stands again at the next MIM exhibition in Spring 2012.