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New name, new brand, new MD

14 May 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Precision injection moulding specialist LGG Charlesworth is to become Talisman Plastics with the launch of a new brand, logo and website to be officially unveiled at the Subcon exhibition.

Overseeing this transformation is new MD Shaun Champion who took the reins at the Malvern-based company on 1 May.

Ready for new automotive business

14 May 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Tier 1 automotive supplier and machined parts specialist DJJ Precision Engineering is expanding its manufacturing services and is ready for new automotive business.

On Stand E21 at Automechanica Birmingham it will be showcasing its expanding manufacturing services, with recent new investments in additional sliding head machinery, in-house honing, and laser ID marking facilities complementing its growing CNC capacity.

Testing contract for Blackhill

09 May 2018 by Blackhill Engineering Services Ltd

Blackhill Engineering has been awarded an initial two-year production contract by Bruel & Kjaer VTS Ltd. to fabricate base frames for high specification testing equipment. 

The catalyst for the contract, which takes Blackhill into a new market, was a meeting between the two companies at last year’s Subcon exhibition.

Blackhill is returning to Subcon this year on Stand E58.

More skills, less waste

09 May 2018 by Warren Services Ltd

CNC machining and fabrication specialist Warren Services cut waste by 50% thanks to a bespoke consultancy scheme delivered in conjunction with the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP).

Thetford-based Warren Services identified that the level of waste in the company was excessive and set out to improve the situation by empowering and upskilling its staff.

The company saw a particular problem around its quality control procedures and knew it was time to take action, tapping into external expertise to make an initial saving of £50,000.