NTM-GB was founded in 2003 and is an engineering company that develops, manufactures, sells and maintains refuse and recycling material collection vehicles. By adopting a goal-oriented approach to product development and quality, NTM-GB has evolved into one of the biggest players in the UK Market. However, NTM’s market reach stretches beyond the UK, with the company having a presence in Finland, Russia, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Croatia and the Baltic states. The Group’s parent company is based in Närpes on the Finnish west coast. NTM was founded in 1950 by Lennart Nordin and the Group currently has around 650 employees and has subsidiaries in Sweden, Estonia, the UK, Russia, Germany, Poland and Canada.
The company’s success is based on three strengths: a customer-oriented approach, know-how and quality.
The Story So Far ...
Närpes Trä & Metall was founded on 27.4.1950 by Lennart Nordin together with Sigurd Lärka.
NTM, Närpes´ first and today largest modern engineering industry, saw its light. In the beginning, the wooden products dominated because the metal side manufactured agricultural accessories, as well as repaired machines and cars. For a time, buses were also manufactured at NTM. In the mid-1950s, bodybuilding expanded. In 1954, the first car cabinet was delivered and the series production of cabinets in NTM was the first in Finland to build refrigerators and freezers.
In 1961, the first trailer was sold for export to Sweden and Norway in 1969. Since then, exports have been continuous. The culmination of the then production was reached in the 1960s. A total of Order intake for refrigerators and freezers increased rapidly during the 1960s, among the larger buyers are Paulig,Valio and Kesko. A significant stage in the development was in 1968 when NTM was the first in the country to introduce a self-supporting frame construction for trucks. They began to tailor units to the different needs of customers. 1968 was also the year when Lennart Nordin became the sole shareholder in the company. At NTM's Annual General Meeting in 1969, the family business was a fact.
NTM decided to bring their experience to the UK market place, NTM-GB formed in 2003
Following success in the Nordic and Baltic regions NTM took the decision to form NTM-GB where they soon became one of the market leaders in the supply of compaction and non-compaction refuse and recycling collection vehicles.
NTM-GB began their time in the UK based in Willenhall, a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, in the West Midlands. NTM-GB Ltd was established in the UK as a wholly owned subsidiary of NTM, with the aim to specialise in the supply and support of NTM refuse collection equipment and supply to the UK market.
The products, ranging from 3.5t to 32t with various configurations, are partly manufactured in Finland and imported to UK. However NTM-GB have plans to increase the manufacturing side of the operation.
After 8 years of successful business NTM-GB acquired the British firm “Link-Tip” who specialised in polybody refuse solutions.
In 2011, the opportunity to expand the production capacity and product range was seized when The LinkTip Kerbside Recycling Group became available to purchase. This gave NTM-GB its own 25,000 square foot production and installation facility in the heart of the West Midlands, along with the newly created NTM LinkTip Ltd portfolio; adding non-compaction vehicles from 3.5t and the innovative Polybody plastic bodied vehicles to the range.
LinkTip was established 32-years ago following the design and manufacture of the very first under-floor tipping device - a scissor-action linkage design for 3.5t to 7.5t GVW chassis, which soon became the market leader. Demand from customers launched the company into designing and manufacturing the complete body to complement the tipping equipment. The company continued to grow and its product range increased to include, ground level demount systems, food waste collection vehicles, lifting equipment, kerbside, side and rear loading RCV’s, and in 2008 the company launched the Polybody, the first plastic vehicle range.
NTM-GB expressed an interest in the company and the factory, whilst visiting LinkTip Kerbside Recycling on other business and talks began and in October 2011 the deal was concluded. NTM-GB’s growth rate in the UK was expanding and we began looking to increase our production capacity and LinkTip Kerbside Recycling and its facilities provided us with the perfect platform to build more body units and increase our large vehicle installation work. As a company NTM were now able to offer a complete range of products from 3.5 tonne tippers, non-compaction refuse vehicles right up to the largest vehicles in our range, including Front End Loaders and the four compartment Quatro.
NTM-GB relocated to Kidderminster
After 12 years of manufacturing in the Shrewsbury and Willenhall area, NTM-GB relocated to a larger factory in Kidderminster, where NTM-GB’s quality vehicles are now produced. From 2015, further expansion began with the purchase of a 75,000m2 site in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Initially, the facility from Willenhall has been recreated here – production started in August 2015 – with a view, in 2016, to occupy the full site with a dedicated plastic bay and manufacturing facility for UK built compaction models.
NTM-GB has a vision to be the market leader of refuse and recycling collection vehicles whilst expanding on our exceptional customer service reputation. We value our customers and will endeavour to establish long-term relationships, supplying products which meet or exceed our customer's expectations for quality and service, which will be mutually beneficial for growth and prosperity.
NTM-GB continues to develop its extensive product portfolio which now includes the Polybody range and the NTM Quatro.
Thanks to a strong design and engineering pedigree, NTM-GB is dedicated to meeting our customers exacting requirements with innovative solutions as demonstrated by our extensive range of quality products and services.
With both ISO9001 & ISO14001 accreditations, We have a genuine focus on delivering exceptional service for all our customers and are dedicated to the ongoing development of our products, processes and people, to maintain our reputation as a market leading supplier of Refuse Collection Vehicles.
Call us today on 01902 365 880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your specific requirements.