A Nuneaton company is aiming "hire" in a bid to boost its presence in the area.
GCM Uniturn, based at Tuttle Hill, Nuneaton, is a supplier of construction equipment and machine controls for the hydraulics industry.
Most of the machinery it produces is exported around the world and, until now, it has not targeted business locally. However, the sales side of the company has been so successful it has expanded and now has machinery available to hire to Midlands companies.
The company has also brought in three new vibrating plates, powered by Hinckley-based Hatz Diesel engines, to complement the existing petrol machines.
GCM has been working with the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce's Business Link service for three years on a number of projects.
Business Link's Accelerate and CEMAG programmes have assisted GCM with capital purchases for two new CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machine centres and an integrated computer system. It has also used Business Link for general business development advice and international trade assistance through UK Trade and Investment.
David Aston is general manager of the 25-year-old company which employs 40 people. He said: "There is plenty of business out there for manufacturing firms if you are prepared to put the work in to find it.
"The overseas markets have been fruitful, so now we are looking closer to home. We have opened a hire shop that is offering high quality equipment - including brands like Stihl, Seddon Johnson, Honda and Stanley - that have a huge range of applications."