Engineering Capacity is the UK's news source for subcontract and contract manufacturing.

Foundries resilient and optimistic

02 Mar 2021 by Engineering Capacity

UK foundries report that there is hope for a return to pre-Covid capacity utilisation levels, despite the impact of the 2020 lockdown measures and the resulting decline in production activity.

This is the finding of the Cast Metals Federation (CMF) Business Impact Survey – 2020 Summary Report.

Engineers Thrive at Work

02 Mar 2021 by Engineering Capacity

A&M EDM is the first engineering company to be accredited on a new Midlands-based scheme aimed at improving employee health and wellbeing.

Thrive at Work is a free workplace wellbeing awards programme that is transforming workplaces around the Midlands, by boosting productivity and reducing staff sickness absence.

Employers that gain accreditation to Thrive at Work, are recognised among an esteemed network of organisations committed to excellence in employee mental health and wellbeing.

Rail consultant on board

02 Mar 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Sheet metal manufacturer Salamander Fabrications has appointed an expert rail consultant to reinforce its position in the transport sector and secure large-scale project work.

Phil Brown is a highly qualified sales director with more than 30 years’ experience in the UK rail and automotive industries. He has worked with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Tier 1 companies, SMEs and trade associations to help them achieve their business targets.

Inspection services remove stress

02 Mar 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Subcontract inspection services from the Carfulan Group aim to help companies cope with the production and capacity pressures created by the fall-out from Covid.

The Group says that, during these unprecedented times, where reduced internal capacity is adding to the pressure of fulfilling orders and satisfying customer demand, the complementary manufacturing technologies it offers could be a lifeline.

Expanded capacity unveiled

02 Mar 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Precision engineering company RHH Franks has unveiled its newly expanded factory in Hampshire, which will increase its manufacturing capacity for the global aerospace, defence, nuclear and marine industries by over 25%.

Following a successful application to the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the business was awarded more than £97,000 towards its investment to acquire and equip an additional 6,600 sq ft of unit space at its premises on Gore Road Industrial Estate, New Milton. It takes the total manufacturing site up to over 30,000 sq ft.