Rittal-CSM Wins Manufacturer of the Year 2018

Rittal-CSM has won The Manufacturer of the Year 2018 award at the Western Morning News’s Business of the Year event. The annual event recognises the best businesses in the South West including manufacturers, exporters, entrepreneurs and tech firms.


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As the award citation for Manufacturer of the Year explains:

The ‘Made in Britain’ stamp has always been a mark of quality and this award seeks to recognise the West Country businesses that are making great things.

“I couldn’t be more delighted,” says Dr Stephen Hobbs, Rittal-CSM’s managing director. “It recognises that Rittal-CSM is one of the leading manufacturers in the South West, and that is a testament to the hard work of every member of my team.

He continues: “Despite all the recent economic uncertainty, we’ve had a record year; orders are significantly up this year and into next. We’re actively recruiting for key roles in engineering, machine setting and operating, as well as welding, and we’re investing heavily in training programmes.

“If you’re talented, enthusiastic and driven, go onto our website to find out more. The future is looking very bright for anyone who wants to join us, and have a stimulating career at a global company.”

Rittal-CSM is the Plymouth-based UK manufacturing and engineering facility for Rittal, a leading global provider of industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, as well as software and services.

The company has a long history of investing in innovative solutions which place it at the forefront of the digital revolution (and industry 4.0) and of supporting some of the world’s most iconic brands.


The winner of the title ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ was announced at the Western Morning News Business Awards, on Thursday 22nd November 2018.