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In its first year of trading, Arc Energy had four staff, with sales of just £1,148. Today, Arc Energy has expanded into a multi-million pound business with 70 staff, regularly trading with some of the largest companies in the world.
Quality has always been the bedrock of success for Arc Energy, and in 1995, just a year after inception, Arc Energy signaled intent by achieving ISO 9002.
With this accreditation on board, Arc Energy’s rapid growth began. Sales topped £1/2 million in 1996, doubling to over £1 million in 1997.
By 1999, Arc Energy had out grown its premises, and moved into a new 15,000 sq ft factory in Eastington, Gloucestershire. With new premises, Arc Energy continued its progress of growth, and in 2002, true to company philosophy, achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 3834-2 certification.
2004 saw sales in excess of £2 million for the first time. It was also the first year that Arc Energy became a corporate sponsor of Gloucester Rugby Football Club. In recognition of Arc Energy’s dedication to quality through people, the prestigious Investors In People award was bestowed for the first time.
With continuous growth, Arc Energy expanded again in 2005, taking on two extra company directors, increasing the board to four. As well as this, Arc Energy also increased workspace by taking on two extra units.
In 2007, Arc Energy was certified as an ASME U & National Board R Stamp holder, becoming the first weld overlay specialist in Western Europe to hold the certification.
2008 was a tremendous year, seeing sales rise to over £5 million. By now, Arc Energy employed 65 staff and had expanded once again within Eastington Industrial Estate.
The environmental standard ISO 14001 was achieved in 2010, and the Investors In People accreditation was renewed with another glowing report. In early 2012, accreditation for OHSAS 18001 was gained.
2013 saw Arc Energy Resources achieve the Investors In People Bronze award, an outstanding achievement for a SME. Arc Energy also became one of only seven companies in the UK able to offer ASME U2 services, through accreditation by ASME.
In 2014, Arc Energy celebrated its 20 year anniversary and the business continues to thrive. With significant recent investments in machinery, premises and people, Arc Energy continues its philosophy of supplying quality assured goods, whilst providing unsurpassed technical support.
Andrew Robinson became Managing Director in 2015, and in 2016 the acquisition of CLG Engineering enabled Arc Energy to supply in-house machining to its long list of capabilities, improving control over project requirements and helping to reduce lead times.