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Pattonair acquisition

24 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Aerospace and defence supply chain specialist Pattonair is set to be acquired by the global investment firm Platinum Equity.

Headquartered in Derby, Pattonair supports blue chip engine and airframe manufacturers and MRO customers with tailored supply chain management solutions. It offers a global service though dedicated facilities in Singapore, China, Poland, Brazil, Canada and five cities in the United States.

Pattonair CEO Wayne Hollinshead said Pattonair and Platinum Equity are a great fit.

Moving to full service supply

23 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Lasershape has invested more than £2m in becoming a full-service supplier – adding fabrication, powder coat painting, assembly and packaging to its CNC laser and waterjet profiling capabilities.

The project was part funded by the D2N2 business growth program and will create around 20 jobs in Nottingham.

By refurbishing three additional units to the rear of Lasershape’s existing facility in Chilwell, Nottingham, the company has added 25,000ft² to its capacity, taking total floor space to circa 60,000ft².

Sponsored feature: Funding export growth

23 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

How do you fund the manufacture of goods when your overseas customer takes three months to pay?

When Ecospin found itself losing orders because it needed cash up front to fund the build, the future looked grim. How could Ecospin find a way of satisfying orders while giving customers time to pay?

Automotive development capabilities

23 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Low volume production and prototyping specialist, the Proto-Tech Group, has now built on its European operations by setting up in the UK.

The company is already a significant partner for the automotive and transport sectors in mainland Europe and introduced its capabilities to the UK at Automechanika Birmingham in June this year.

New site for growing composites specialist

22 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Advanced composites manufacturer Pentaxia has purchased a large manufacturing site on Alfreton Road in Derby to accommodate its rapid growth – 60% in the last 12 months.