Staff mark 170 years service for Wellingborough firm

Some of the staff at Mahle
Some of the staff at Mahle

Staff at a firm who have clocked up 170 years of service between them have been given long-service awards.

The 12 employees at engineering firm Mahle in Booth Drive, Wellingborough, have 170 years of service between them.

Engine builder Robert Sharman was given an award to thank him for his 25 years with the company.

He said: “Mahle has been a great place to work over the past 25 years. With support from my team and managers, I have been given numerous opportunities for training and promotion.

“I have enjoyed my years of work at Mahle and look forward to continuing my service in the years to come.”

Fifteen years’ service awards were presented to Gavin Samwell, Neile Lay, Andrew Smith, Stephen Armstrong, Mark Gilson, David Larkin, Michael Lawrence and David Burton.

Kenneth Denton and David Robertson were given awards to mark their 10 years with the firm.

Patrick Hendry was presented with an award to mark his five years as an employee.

Plant manager Mark Allman said: “People are central to the business, and our success is testament to the efforts of all of our staff.

“We are so pleased to celebrate 170 years with our award winners, and are very proud of their commitment to Mahle. It is due to their support that we continue to grow, and we would like to thank them for their hard work.

“I hope they continue to enjoy working for Mahle in the future.”

Mahle places a strong emphasis on the importance of its staff and the long-service awards are part of this. The firm continues to grow and recruit local people and intends to expand its workforce in all parts of the business this year.

The company employs about 500 people in the UK and has a site in Northampton.