An innovative company based in Wombourne, Wolverhampton, has been recognised for its revolutionary process of ‘stirring’ molten aluminium using an electromagnetic field.


Solios Thermal, a world leader in the design and construction of primary aluminium processing plants,  were acknowledged for their work in the prestigious  “Green & Growth” category of the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.


Visiting Solios to congratulate them on their achievements, local MEP Anthea McIntyre, said:


“I was hugely impressed by the work of Solios – their team of 35 permanent staff, most of whom are engineers, shows how dynamic and vibrant many small British companies are.  From their base in Wombourne the team demonstrate the ability to take on global competitors and use their innovative approach to win contracts worth many millions of pounds.


“I am delighted to have visited Solios and wish them every success going forward.


“I was especially pleased to meet Managing Director, Stephen Augostine, but sorry to hear about the problem the firm has in finding enough qualified engineers to meet their growing needs.


“Too often I hear the same concern from British businesses – they have innovative products and plenty of demand but simply can’t find enough staff with the right skills to allow them to expand.  It is an issue that I will pursue with Ministers in the UK and in the European Parliament.”