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

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.

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.