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Tech Projects appoints new General Manager following change of ownership

Experienced director, Michael Donachie, has been appointed to spearhead growth at AMF member and specialist manufacturing and engineering firm Tech Projects.

Tech Projects, based at an extensive and well-equipped site in Felling, Gateshead, designs and manufactures conveyor systems as well as manufacturing and installing structural access and material handling solutions.

The company is now under the ownership of Go 2 Engineering which has a portfolio of companies that together provide a one-stop engineering shop from design through to production and testing.

Tech Projects serve key industries including food and drink processing, automotive, manufacturing and logistics with specialist conveyor systems, stainless steel fabrication expertise and maintenance services. Businesses can quickly access its repair and fabrication teams in order to minimise downtime and disruption to production.

Michael Donachie brings more than 30 years’ experience in manufacturing and engineering to the  General Manager role at Tech Projects. He has extensive experience in delivering growth plans and strategies at a senior level.

Michael will utilise his experience in manufacturing and engineering to oversee the company’s business growth strategy as well as its sales and marketing strategy.

Michael has a set out a five-year growth plan, which includes expanding the company’s current customer base further afield of the North East and further building its presence in sectors such as the pharmaceutical and process industries.

Michael Donachie, General Manager at Tech Projects commented: “I’m excited by the opportunities this new role has given me to accelerate the growth of the company.

“Tech Projects is an established business which offers an array of specialist fabrication skills and due to the infrastructure on site and has high level manufacturing and engineering capabilities which can be further built upon.

“Being a part of the Go 2 Engineering Group has given us an overnight presence in the Midlands which has already benefitted one of our existing North East-based brewery customers, who also have a factory in the Midlands.

“Delivering projects as part of the group will both enhance Tech Projects’ national visibility and also provide our customers with further access to turnkey engineering solutions from a single source.”

Peter Dodd, Managing Director at Go 2 Engineering added: “We’re delighted with the appointment of Michael whose experience will help drive the growth of Tech Projects and also deliver opportunities to the group in the North East area.”

Tech Projects provides its stainless-steel fabrication expertise, products and material handling solutions, plus its conveyor systems, to sectors including food and drink, logistics and warehousing.

As part of the Go 2 Engineering Group, Tech Projects can draw on the complementary capabilities of NDT Equipment Supplies, CV Precision Engineering and Brandon Engineering to offer a wide range of engineering services to industry, including NDT products and equipment, hydraulic fixtures, manual fixtures and a comprehensive range of milling and turning machinery.

The company has also been responsive and supportive of its customers in key sectors, such as food and drink manufacture and has designed, manufactured and installed a number of screens to support safe working practices in relation to Covid-19. In addition, the company recently developed a hand sanitising unit on wheels which means it can be easily transported around facilities, helping to reduce and manage downtime whilst employees include more rigorous sanitising and hygiene into their regime.

To find out more about Tech Projects, visit its member profile here.

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