Trident tested: There’s an “optimistic” return for machines manufacturer as market reopens

Andrew Powell MD Trident Machines
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Trident Machines is ready for a return to full business this summer, having retained both a “strong” balance sheet and all staff during the past year, alongside expanding its management team.


Trident Machines has stated it is “optimistic” about its future as lockdown restrictions ease, hailing its role as both supplier and manufacturer as central to continued success.

The Aylesford-based company stated it is in “good shape to take advantage of the post pandemic opportunities,” as operators across the UK look once more to new product ranges.

“Our unique approach has meant that we have maintained a strong financial position throughout the various lockdowns,” said MD Andrew Powell. “It also means that we can offer our customers complete supply chain security, which only a manufacturer can do.”

“With our exciting new product range for 2021, some outstanding additions to the management team and our stable financial position, I’m optimistic we can provide a great service to our customers as we all recover from the toughest period in the industry’s history.”

The company has built on a “strong” set of financial results achieved in 2020 over the last six months, with its business model as manufacturer limiting the company’s HP liabilities.

As well as retaining its full staff since March last year, Trident has also expanded its senior team, with former Rank Group executive Craig Taylor joining as commercial director tasked with accelerating the firm’s growth through 2021.

Paula Hutchinson has also joined as financial director, having held FD and MD positions across a variety of industries.

“In addition, Trident has new products ready for market – the new Nebula cabinet will be launched in June and the all-new Rogue cabinet will be released later in 2021.”

“The company has also secured a significant number of new machine positions for this year.”

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