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

Tax relief for West Midlands engineering

01 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity

R&D tax relief company Jumpstart has opened its first office in the West Midlands and is promising to help the region’s engineering firms and manufacturers unlock an extra £4.5m.

Jumpstart believes companies are missing out on getting money back on their investments in capital, innovation and people and has put in place a team of technical analysts to support them to secure the right “relief”.

Double accreditation for Keighley Labs

31 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The heat treatment division of Keighley Laboratories Limited has received two accreditations in two weeks.

Not only has been awarded Nadcap (Heat Treating) accreditation for its Nitriding process, which it delivers to the aerospace industry, it has also recently undergone a successful annual BSI reassessment for BSI BS EN 9100:2009; AS 9100 rev C accreditation. .

Search and rescue boosts business

31 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Arlington Aerospace division North West Precision Ltd (NWP) has been boosted with the award of a search and rescue contract for a special operations aircraft.

The award of the cover assembly contract for the Hawker U125A was made up of 30 aircraft sets.

Mark Franckel, Group CEO of NWP, said: “NWP continues to go from strength to strength. We’re not just delighted with this contract, but also that our manufacturing is being used to help save people’s lives.”

Williams expertise at Multicomp 2017

30 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Williams Grand Prix Engineering has thrown its weight behind the brand new Multicomp conference organised by NetComposites Ltd which takes place in June.

Brian O’Rourke, chief composites engineer at Williams Grand Prix Engineering, will take his place as a panel member at the conference.

Wimbledon Court 1 roof on track

30 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Sheffield-based SCX Special Projects has completed the first year of a three-year project to construct a retractable roof for No.1 Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC).

The folding roof over No.1 Court is part of a redevelopment designed to increase seating capacity and transform the grass court arena into one capable of guaranteed play in all weather conditions.