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A Derbyshire engineering business is celebrating turning 60, and we’re working with them to develop their future marketing growth strategy.

Cullum Detuners, based in Heanor, can trace its roots back to 1898 and was originally founded in London to supply specialist acoustics to the building trade. Their growing expertise in acoustics and the noise generated by aircraft engines led to their appointment to design a silencer for a jet engine developed by Sir Frank Whittle.

In order to capitalise on the growth in the aerospace industry, Cullum Detuners was formed on 21 April 1959 and the company moved to its current site in Heanor in 1972. Cullum is now a leading supplier of noise control enclosures, acoustic filtration and exhaust systems to the aerospace, energy, marine and nuclear industries.

Cullum’s Expansion

Over the years, the company has expanded by being at the forefront of innovation and continuously pioneering the advancement of new engineering solutions. Developments have included completing the largest Test Cell facility in the world for Rolls Royce in Derby and establishing specialist facilities for marine systems, nuclear high integrity cranes and the industrial gas turbine systems used by the power generation industry. Cullum also offer a full range of ongoing maintenance, refurbishment and replacement solutions.

Celebrating completed testing of Trent 800

Fascinating images from Cullum’s history will be used as part of our campaign

To celebrate the milestone anniversary, we’re planning a year of events and celebrations, which will be kickstarted by the launch of a new brand identity and website to more accurately reflect Cullum’s commitment to engineering excellence.

Purpose Media have been appointed to help Cullum revise its marketing strategy and to develop a communications programme to launch the new brand identity and market positioning.

Commenting Mark Jansen, Managing Director of Cullum said, “As a customer-focused business we are trusted to deliver engineering solutions from concept to installation and have many global contracts.

“Using the word ‘Detuners’ as part of the company name and having separate logos for each subdivision no longer reflected the innovative solutions we provide. In appointing Purpose Media to help us with our next stage of growth, we believe we have appointed a partner who can help us to evolve our brand and engage with our customers more effectively.”

Cullum and Purpose Media meeting

Amanda, Mark and Mark from Cullum kick of their celebrations with Claudio (and cake!)

Claudio Davanzo, Creative Director from Purpose Media added, “We met with the management team to get under the skin of the company and really understand its values. We then combined this with our knowledge of working with owner managed businesses in the manufacturing and engineering sectors to create design solutions that more fully reflect the innovation and engineering excellence that Cullum deliver.

“Over the coming months, this new brand identity will become more visible in practical ways such as email marketing, social media and additional content on their website as we help Cullum to capitalise on their anniversary. The provision of other digital marketing solutions, video and online marketing advice will follow to ensure Cullum enjoys a significant return on their investment and maintains their competitive edge.”

Cullum currently employs over 160 staff and for the financial year ending March 2018, reported turnover of £30 million, an increase of £4m from 2017. The company vision is to build on its strong heritage in providing noise solutions and to maintain, develop and promote engineering excellence.

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Posted by Katrina Starkie