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£10m automotive paint plant

03 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Paint Plant Group (L): Jonathan Pigott, Anthony Lythe, Guenter Storath, Thomas Meusel and Richard Polach (all Brose)

More than 30 new jobs have been created at Brose UK, one of the West Midlands’ fastest growing automotive suppliers, following the completion of its £10m paint plant.

The company, which employs nearly 1,000 people at its two factories in Coventry, has signed off the installation of its state-of-the-art e-coat line, giving it the capacity to paint more than 3.5 million seat structures every year for UK customers.

In addition to providing greater control of production, the investment gives the firm a lean material flow and improved environmental performance.

Testing services on show

03 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

R-TECH Materials, a testing, analysis and consultancy businesses, is showcasing its capabilities at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show (AES 2017) at the NEC.

The company’s UKAS accredited state-of the-art laboratories run tests on all types of engineering materials from composites and polymers to metals and ceramics.

R-TECH’s team of engineers, metallurgists, materials scientists and chemists help manufacturers with material approval and characterisation; identify quality issues; solve processing problems or identify why a product has failed.

Hinkley Point C jetty delivery

03 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Blackhill Engineering has delivered the final 8.5 tonne steel pile cap under its largest contract to date – manufacturing steel fabrications for the Hinkley Point C jetty development at Bridgwater Bay. 

Blackhill is part of Devon headquartered engineering services company, SC Group, and the contract was the group’s first as part of the local HPC supply chain.

Light engineering

25 Sep 2017 by Engineering Capacity

LED lighting specialist Loxa has chosen Mark Aluminum Die Castings (MADC) to produce large casings for its industrial lights.

The requirement was for a UK-based supplier that could produce high volumes at the consistent quality required to withstand exposure to the elements.

ICEE boosts cutting power to 6Kw

25 Sep 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Manufacturing services company ICEE has ramped up its fibre laser cutting power to 6Kw, allowing it to cut thicker materials than before at a faster rate of throughput.

The company has also introduced a higher level automation in its materials handling and is sees the investments as helping it attract new business from existing and prospective customers in a wide range of industry sectors.