Derbyshire exhaust manufacturers celebrate 30 year anniversary
Falcon and sister company Milltek are celebrating 30 years in business, with plans to commemorate the landmark in the companies’ marketing activities. Started by Phil Millington, who trained in one of UK’s first dedicated exhaust centres in 1970s Devon, both companies are still run by the founder. Making the move from retail to manufacturing suited Millington, and following the foundation of Falcon, the team grew, becoming one of the leading names in the Classic Car market.
Falcon then raised activity in export markets, moving to the Midlands to buy a competitor and improve logistics in the 1980s. The Milltek sister brand was born in the 1990s to fulfil the burgeoning demand for high-quality high performance systems for core tuner cars. The well-received UK-manufactured systems helped the firm to excel, operating profitably in domestic and export markets and increasing its staff numbers, property portfolio and dealer network at a steady rate.
Millington comments: “We’re delighted to be celebrating this 30th year with the people that have made it possible for us; our wonderful dealers, our brilliant staff, but of course, most importantly, the people that have been good enough to put their hand in their pocket and buy what we have been making for the last three decades.
“I genuinely believe that we have got here simply by giving people exactly what they want, manufactured to the very best quality, but at a price that the average enthusiast can afford. It’s what we’ve always done, and going forward, I see no reason to change that ethos. It has made us what we are today. I’m also pleased to still be flying the flag for British manufacturing. It’s a huge part of our brand values and the reason that our exhausts fit, last and perform so well.”
The 30th celebrations will last all year and will be an integral part of both brand’s activities throughout 2013. A ’30 years’ logo has been designed and will appear on everything from packaging and point of sale through to advertising, social media and the company’s website itself.
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