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On track for growth

06 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Subcontract machinist JC Precision Engineering, has more than one string to its bow, as it earns 70% of its turnover from producing a wide range of components for racing go-carts.

This business has grown progressively from the race track participation of the Munday family led by father Vincent who set up the firm 36 years ago and is now run on a day-by-day basis by his two sons Dan and Chris.

Supporting rail supply chain SMEs

06 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A new group has been created to provide SME representation into the Rail Industry Supply Goup, the Government supported body that aims to strengthen the capability and competitiveness of the UK rail supply chain to grow business at home and abroad.

The aim of the RSG SME Council is to promote and optimise the contribution by SME’s to the UK Rail Industry.

The group is made up of SME members who supply (or want to supply) into the rail sector and includes representatives from across all functions supporting rail and its requirements.

Forgemasters back in offshore business

04 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Sheffield Forgemasters has won a £5.5m contract with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the first major offshore oil industry development in two years.

The company’s offshore oil & gas specialist, Vulcan SFM, secured the contract to supply 73 steel castings ranging from 0.5 tonnes to 19.5 tonnes, for a semi-submersible oil platform, the hull of which is being built in Korea by SHI for operation in a Gulf of Mexico oilfield.

Muller still on form at 90

04 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity

One of the UK’s leading subcontract machinists is celebrating its 90th birthday in style after securing a string of new contracts and creating 15 jobs.

Muller Holdings, which has sites in Cleobury Mortimer, Redditch, South Wales and Wednesbury, has landed an additional £500,000 of sales to mark its big anniversary, including work for automotive, smart gas meters and producing parts for the ‘GripIt’ building product.

Welcome to our new home

02 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity

As you can probably see, the Engineering Capacity website has now moved to its new home in association with our partners at Qimtek.

We hope you enjoy using it and look forward to hearing from you. Please bear with us for the next few days as we bed the site down - there are bound to be some hickups and it takes time for these changes to propagate on the web. Thanks for sticking with us.

Andy Sandford

Editor & Publisher, Engineering Capacity

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