A FURNITURE company is celebrating 75 years in business.

Metalliform Holdings Limited, based in Chambers Road, Hoyland, was incorporated in 1944 and at that time it manufactured products such as steel beds and dog kennels for the military for the war effort.

After the Second World War, the company continued to manufacture for the Ministry of Defence but also moved into making educational furniture - such as school chairs, tables, stools and more.

Much later in 1990 Metalliform developed into stadium seating, including football stadiums, rugby, cricket and other sporting arenas.

More recently, Metalliform has acquired Fisher Plastics which specialises in plastic injection moulding.

Executive chairman of the company Peter Brier said: “Like all long established companies, Metalliform has had a turbulent time however it has managed to overcome and survive these troublesome and testing times.

“Metalliform has been a major employer in the Hoyland area for 75 years.

“We must have done something right as we currently have more than 50 per cent of staff with long services of greater than ten years and five members of staff with greater than 40 years service.”