The Walsall Wheelbarrow Company has invested more than £1.2m in its manufacturing facilities.

The investment develops the capabilities, quality control and cost-efficiency of the production site in Wolverhampton in order to enable increasingly high product specifications as the company expands.

This follows additional branded product listings in major DIY multiples, as well as John Lewis and Amazon. A vigorous new product development programme has also been introduced targeting the merchant sector and professional users, plus specialist markets like equine.

The investment includes robotic welding technology, an expansion of drop nose frame manufacture, a new press pan line, automated feed bolt assembly facilities, and the delivery of a new shrink wrap tunnel.

Simon Thacker, sales director of The Walsall Wheelbarrow Company, said: “We have always been a proactive company leveraging the excellent quality reputation of our brand and our unique British credentials to drive sales. Strong performance has meant that investment for expansion is the right thing to do. We are very confident that this will bring even greater returns and this is good news for the company, our customers and for British manufacture as a whole.”