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Accu starts recruitment drive to support future growth
Component and engineering solutions supplier, Accu, has commenced a recruitment drive to support its ambition to be a £20m turnover company by 2023.
Following a record 2020, it has now set plans in motion to recruit for 25 new roles by the end of 2021, taking its headcount to over 80. Revenues reached £6-7m in 2020 – a 60% increase on the previous year – due to increased innovation within the manufacturing sector during the pandemic. Roles are now being created in operational positions to support Accu’s manufacturing, quality and warehousing teams.
Founded in 2012, Accu is able to automate the component ordering and delivery process from end-to-end. Its digital platform is capable of integrating with manufacturers’ internal systems, analysing their stock levels, predicting how many parts are required by when, triggering an order and shipping it – with no need for human touchpoints.
The company also aids manufacturers in bringing new innovations to market quickly. During prototype phases, clients lean on Accu’s inventory of 500,000 specialist parts, which can be dispatched the same day, ready to be used by engineers across the world.
Accu co-founder, Martin Ackroyd, said: “History has shown that crises drive innovation, and that has certainly been the case during Covid-19. Many manufacturers around the world ‘pivoted’, which led to an exponential increase in innovation. Engineers were able to cut through needless red tape and move much more quickly than they ever had before. More clients were relying on us for prototype components than we had ever known – the service completely skyrocketed. We’re now focusing on reinvesting our profits to improve our service, with new technological releases set for later this year.”
Since the beginning of 2021, 10 new starters have already joined the Accu team, including business intelligence manager, Beckie Pisacane, and customer satisfaction manager, Elinor Beaumont.
Accu has also reassigned its delivery service from DHL to DPD, to improve the reliability of delivery and to support its commitment to a more sustainable supply network. This has enabled it to launch next day delivery service for orders made before 7.15pm.