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

Honing manufacturing skills

15 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Hone-All director Andrea Rodney was one of the key stakeholders in attendance as construction engineering students tightened the last bolt on the steel frame for Central Bedfordshire College’s new skills and technology centre.

Currently being built in Chartmoor Road in Leighton Buzzard, the £2.5m joint venture between Central Bedfordshire College and SEMLEP will house professionally equipped workshops for the engineering, construction, motor vehicle and aerospace industries.

JJ Churchill on target to double sales

14 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The Sharing in Growth (SIG) programme has helped precision engineering specialist JJ Churchill refine its processes, allowing it to target doubling turnover by 2022.

Engaging in SiG has helped the company set a vision and strategy for the future. It also enabled JJ Churchill to weather the turbulence in the oil and gas sector and, at the same time, reshape the business with a greater focus on the aerospace market.

More start-ups get their big chance

14 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Advanced Engineering is set to extend its Enabling Innovation hub initiative for 2017, following success at last year’s show.

With help from Magna International, there are plans to double the number of innovative SMEs that attend the hub.

Up to 50 carefully-selected SMEs and innovators will now be given the opportunity to exhibit within the Enabling Innovation hub area, with all the exposure they can expect to receive from being part of the UK’s largest gathering of advanced engineering professionals which last year attracted more than 13,000 visitors.

Precision apprentices wanted

14 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Cold forming and machining specialist, Dawson Shanahan Limited, is searching for candidates to join its expanding apprentice training programme at its dedicated training school.

Through the training programme, apprentices develop the skills, knowledge and experience required to accelerate their career in today’s fast-moving world of engineering. At the same time they earn nationally-recognised National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs).

Multi-million-pound contract with Saab

13 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Exova has signed a new multi-million-pound framework agreement with Saab to deliver material technology expertise and testing services.

The deal is three years with a two-year extension offer, it further confirms Exova’s aim to be a leading provider in the aerospace and defence industry.

Work being undertaken as part of this agreement is performed according to the specialist requirements of Saab, requiring extensive approvals and high service levels.