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£3m invested at laser cutter

29 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

5750 Components, a specialist laser cutting division of engineering and fabrication company WEC Group, has invested £3m in new premises and equipment.

The new 33,000 sq ft factory is on the Knowsley Business Park in Merseyside, just 528 yards from the old facility, but boasts more shop floor space and larger offices to make room for further growth.

In trim for a new electric SUV

29 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Borough Plating has installed a new Engel 400 Twin Shot injection moulding machine to support the production of chrome plated interior trim parts for a new all-electric SUV vehicle from one of the world’s leading marques.

The company, which is a leading plastic injection moulder and chrome platers of plastics, revealed the high-tech piece of equipment after announcing it had recently secured new contracts worth around £9 million.

Multi-million-pound aircraft panel contract

29 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Rockford has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract to deliver aircraft electronic panels to a world-leading defence aircraft manufacturer.

In a move that simplifies a fragmented supply chain, Rockford will now deliver complete electronic systems to the aircraft manufacturer, rather than the customer building it themselves and relying on many businesses to deliver individual parts.

Moulding investment at Stroud Group

29 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The Stroud Group, which purchased Cotsworld Plastics in 2016, has invested heavily in a range of new injection moulding machines – replacing existing equipment and making strategic investments in new capacity.

The Group of Companies which includes Stroud Metal Company, a high-volume manufacturer of deep drawn metal pressings, has in place an on-going program of plant renewal and capital investment, ensuring customers receive cost efficient and quality products.

Sector Deal will move the dial on productivity

29 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The UK’s automotive industry is set to deliver a new supply chain competitiveness and productivity programme following the launch of the Government’s Industrial Strategy white paper

This Supply Chain Competitiveness programme is part of a deal with Government for the Automotive Sector.