Grant paves the way for latest chapter of ITP's enduring success story
A Rugby-based company which has helped to power the local economy for 40 years is continuing its expansion again - with the support of a Warwickshire County Council small capital grant.
ITP Group is no stranger to innovation. Over four decades they have provided solutions for measurement and styling applications to customers across the UK and in 30 countries over six continents.
The company, based on Clifton Road, Rugby, has a workforce of 43 but that will increase following the purchase of a new laser tracker which keeps them right at the forefront of the technology they need.
Created in 1978 by Dick Turpin, who still runs it today, ITP is a real success story - and is set to go from strength to strength after a small capital grant of just under £20,000 which helped them to buy the laser tracker.
"Our new generation of machines are multi-station, getting larger and more complex with each application," said Dick. "That means that getting the essential accuracy during the build and install periods is challenging. The new laser tracker has really taken us forward as a business and we were able to purchase it sooner rather than later due to the grant.
"The laser tracker saves us time so that we can service clients more efficiently. Importantly, it also shows that we have the very latest technology at our disposal.
"I was speaking to a potential new customer recently and they asked us to demonstrate the technology we use. In our business you have to keep pace and now we can continue to do that and do everything on site.
"The grant was a great help and, as a result, we are in a position to continue our expansion and will be looking to take on further staff this year."
The county council's support for ITP stretched beyond funding as the business also received expert guidance from business support advisor Jagdish Soor as part of the Business Ready Programme.
"Jag has been and continues to be a great help," said Dick."He has a lot of experience and knowledge and was able to get us through all the hoops to access the grant and other potential sources of support."
Jagdish Soor said: "It was a real pleasure working with ITP. During my engagement I was amazed at the wealth of talent of the staff. From initial design, software development, equipment manufacturing and on-site installations, they do it all in-house."
* The advice for the company was delivered as part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Warwickshire County Council.
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