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Aerospace skills in pole position

03 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Leicestershire-based subcontract machining firm APT is applying its aerospace quality accredited capabilities to drive a university racing team to success.

For the second year running, APT is helping the University of Leicester Racing Team compete in the IMechE Formula Student 2017. With an all-electric racing car, the team has a promising chance of becoming the highest placed UK electric vehicle team at the Silverstone event in July, building on its third-place success in last year’s event.

Looking to a digital future

03 May 2017 by Warren Services Ltd

Thetford-based Warren Services is making changes to its management board to prepare for planned rapid growth.

Founder and chairman Richard Bridgman will make way for his son and current managing director Will Bridgman to become chairman, with overall responsibility for the business.

A keen technologist, Will says “I want to keep the company at the forefront of new digital technology that is driving the next industrial revolution. We are aiming for 50% growth in the next three years.”

Looking to a digital future

03 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Thetford-based Warren Services is making changes to its management board to prepare for planned rapid growth.

Founder and chairman Richard Bridgman will make way for his son and current managing director Will Bridgman to become chairman, with overall responsibility for the business.

A keen technologist, Will says “I want to keep the company at the forefront of new digital technology that is driving the next industrial revolution. We are aiming for 50% growth in the next three years.”

Progression presswork capacity boosted

01 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Baker & Finnemore Ltd, which manufactures bespoke pressings and the Starlock range of push on fasteners, has invested in a new Minster/Nidec press that will boost its progression presswork capabilities.

The company, which has been part of the Titgemeyer Group since 2012, researched the changing demands within the industries it serves and saw the benefits of investing in the capability to manufacture larger Starlocks and more complicated components that push the limitations of pressed component manufacture.

Free risk and resilience tool

27 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has launched a free online tool to enable procurement and supply management professionals to develop resilience in their own supply chains.

CIPS said that the free tool has been developed to respond to the increase in global supply chain risk, which is now apparently at its highest for almost quarter of a century.

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