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

500t press for larger moulded parts

22 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Contract moulder LGG Charlesworth (LGGC) has installed a 500-ton injection moulding machine (IMM) from Wittmann Battenfeld UK that will allow it to build its business in larger parts.

This is part of a round of £0.5 million investments to support the company’s continued growth.

The Malvern-based manufacturer has been manufacturing and assembling injection moulded thermoplastics and compression moulded thermoset products for more than 50 years.

Mill-turning investment

22 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

In the first half of this year Roscomac has committed to £750,000 of investment, including the installation of the latest Miyano BNE-51MSY multi-axis turn-mill centre.

The Worthing-based subcontract machinist company dispatches some 1.5 million parts a year – ranging from completed assemblies and sub-assemblies to large machined castings and small turned parts – and is currently achieving a record on-time delivery rate of 98%.

ACE boosts exports by 10%

21 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A Shropshire precision metal specialist is setting its sights on international expansion after boosting its export work by 10% in the first seven months of 2017.

Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE), which employs 50 people at its facility in Telford, has secured three big projects in aerospace, communications and the medical sector, taking overseas trade to 38% of its £5m turnover.

Brexit drives demand for UK suppliers

21 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A survey of supply chain managers showed that Brexit concerns mean 37% of procurement professionals in the manufacturing sector are looking for UK suppliers.

The survey carried out for the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) asked 2,111 supply chain managers from around the world about their views and reactions towards Brexit. The survey included 904 UK businesses with European supply chains and 117 European businesses with UK supply chains.

Growth support helps 1000 SMEs

18 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

More than 1000 small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) have been given a business boost over the last ten months thanks to a new £9.7m business support initiative.

The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), has helped companies across the UK to grow, develop new products and overcome production issues that were previously holding them back.