Constant Engineering manufactures architectural ironmongery products, everything from kick plates and signage to ventilators.
Constant Manufacturing is a full service solution of precision sheet metal fabrications including design, fabrication, machining, assembly and finishing.
LED lighting solutions for industrial & commercial applications, specialising in warehouse and office situations.
In 1969, Harry Garlick was told he ‘didn’t have enough money to buy a fish and chip shop’, let alone an aluminium trading company. Harry proved them wrong and Constant Aluminium Supplies Ltd was formed on Greenhalgh Street off Oldham Road in 1970. Delighted that over 45 years later, lead by two further generations of Garlicks, his company still flourishes today.
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Richard & Harry Garlick (son and father, founders).
Richard's children, Matt Garlick & Emma Gilligan (nee Garlick)
Matt asked to join the company over a celebratory beer on the afternoon that he graduated with a business studies degree from Manchester Metropolitan University. Matthew originally helped as a salesman, manufactured ironmongery parts, prepared CAD designs, operated all the machinery and has been known to polish and grind metalwork even today.
Emma joined just days after graduating with a business studies degree from De Montfort University. With a thorough grounding in the business, from order processing, production processes through to machine operation, Emma got to know the ins and outs of Constant Engineering to become joint Managing Director alongside Matt in 2006 when Richard handed over the reigns.
Constant consists of over 70 strong staff in various departments including CAD designers, business development department, welders, drivers, operations and management, HR, account management, administration, craftsmen and machine operators. We're constantly growing, and encourage apprentiships and up-skilling of our staff.