A Sheffield-based manufacturer and supplier has celebrated three decades of growth on its 30th birthday.
Vulcan, the company which was named after the 64-metre high clock tower surmounted by a statue of a Vulcan on Sheffield Town Hall, was founded in 1986.
The founder and director started the company in the front room of his house, working by himself, before moving to offices in Rotherham and then Attercliffe in Sheffield and ending up in The South West Centre off Abbeydale Road, where the company now employs 90 people. Now a key player in their industry, Vulcan manufactures and supplies seals through distributors, spanning many industries, in over 90 different countries worldwide. With their global headquarters located in Sheffield, Vulcan has manufacturing and service centres spread across Europe, Asia and America.
Since it launched, the company has gone from strength to strength - even in economic downturns Vulcan has seen an average 20 per cent year-on-year growth. The Sheffield base alone will turnover in excess of £12 million this year.
Coun Leigh Bramall, Cabinet Member for Business and Economy, said: “Vulcan has created jobs, launched careers, manufactured, exported and traded worldwide. Success stories like this one really highlight Sheffield’s strengths. We have enviable manufacturing and engineering expertise and capabilities. We have the routes to market and transport links needed to operate on a global scale, and we have the people – talented people like the Vulcan team - who have created something sought after across industries and borders.”