Mike Hague-Morgan, Co-Owner, Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions

Michael Hague-Morgan is a co-owner of Harmor Ltd which comprises of Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions Limited in Grantham, Lincolnshire and Vertex Engineering Solutions Limited in Birmingham, West Mids. Autocraft is Europe’s largest independent engine remanufacturer and supports leading automotive brands such as Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Volvo, Aston Martin and JCB on a global basis by providing them with new and remanufactured engine assemblies and related powertrain engineering services. Vertex Engineering Solutions is a traditional tool room with a small but highly skilled team of engineers who make fixtures, tooling, and low volume and prototype machined components for a wide variety of industries.

A keen off-road enthusiast, Mike followed his hobby of rebuilding old Land Rovers into a BEng Mechanical Engineering degree at Cardiff University. Having initially started his career at Ford, Mike moved into the automotive tier 1 supply base working in the casting, forging and machining sector where he had roles in operations, engineering and sales at sites across the UK.

Mike was appointed Commercial and Engineering Director of Autocraft in 2008, with a brief to turn the loss-making company around. This led to the MBO of the company from the US parent and Mike becoming a 45% shareholder. Under his commercial and engineering leadership Autocraft has grown from £8m to £20m turnover. In doing so, the company workforce has grown from 98 to over 200 people.

Mike is a passionate believer in B2B partnerships with a win-win philosophy. He is a keen supporter of developing engineering talent and champions the use of new technology in manufacturing businesses. He is a Regional Board Member of the EEF for the East Midlands, a Manufacturing Board Member of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and regularly supports Innovate UK and KTN Workshops to promote Engineering and Manufacturing in the UK. Mike is experiencing the challenges and opportunities of Brexit on a daily basis across both the European and Global markets where Autocraft trades and is keen to share those experiences to help others.

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