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

Private equity buyer for Formaplex

08 Feb 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Lightweight component specialist Formaplex has been acquired by UK Private Equity fund Elaghmore.

The company is an integrated manufacturer and supplier of lightweight component solutions to the global automotive, motorsport, aerospace, medical and defence markets. 

Fit for the future

03 Feb 2021 by Engineering Capacity

The need to meet quality accreditation requirements was the spur for Bedfordshire subcontractor Future Design to invest in production control software.

Remastered Mini all wired up

03 Feb 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Cable loom and harness manufacturer, Convert Ltd, is working with David Brown Automotive to supply full car-sets of cable harnesses for its Mini Remastered model.

Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive pairs the original, unmistakable body of the classic Mini with modern luxury touches such as LED headlights, an infotainment system and engineered and hand-crafted interior and exterior details.

Speak up on skills

03 Feb 2021 by Engineering Capacity

In-Comm Training has launched a Skills Barometer to discover impact of Brexit and Covid-19 on UK training and recruitment intentions.

Manufacturers across the UK are being encouraged to take part in a major new survey designed to identify the current skills landscape.

Casting and machining expansion

03 Feb 2021 by Engineering Capacity

UK precision casting and machining group Expromet Technologies Group has acquired Chard-based  Metaltech Precision Ltd.

Metaltech manufactures precision components for industries including energy, scientific instruments, pump and valve, aerospace, defence, rail and marine. It employs 70 people and has extensive capabilities and experience in CNC turning, milling, fabrication and welding.