New manager to help drive growth in Europe

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 26 Feb 2019

A new business development manager has been hired to satisfy growing demand from the global automotive market at innovative Louth compounder and recycler Luxus.

The company produces ‘A’ Class interior trim from its high performance environmentally positive polymers from the huge complex on Fairfield Industrial Estate.

Alistair Barber will be responsible for delivering new sales growth in Europe and managing the company’s major name automotive clients, including Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, BMW, Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Honda.

Having spent almost a decade in business development roles, he is described as bringing an excellent track record for sales performance. Most recently, he worked as a key account manager for a Louth-based lighting company, and prior to that in the finance sector, initially with a UK high street bank before progressing to a mortgage advisor role based in Dubai.

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Luxus managing director, Peter Atterby, said: “We are pleased to appoint Alistair Barber to this strategic role with his proven business development expertise, at a time when the automotive industry’s demand for high performance recycled content polymers to replace virgin grades has never been greater.

“For over 20 years Luxus has been at the very forefront of sustainable polymer development that has contributed to lowering the environmental impact of vehicles, while still delivering outstanding mechanical properties as manufacturers make the transition from a linear to a circular economy.”

This latest appointment follows the recent £1.5 million investment in a new compounding line to support future growth in its core markets, including the automotive interior trim sector, increasing its annual polymer compound production capacity to 55,000 tonnes.

Mr Barber said: “Luxus is a major employer in Louth with a strong history and excellent reputation for sustainable polymer innovation. With plastics having been in the ‘spotlight’ for much of last year, it’s great to see recycled content materials helping to make positive change by becoming the preferred choice for global OEMs.”

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