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The place to be to find new suppliers

01 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Subconruuns from 6 to 8 June 2017

Subcon, the dedicated event for subcontract manufacturing returns to the NEC, Birmingham, next week and with the manufacturing sector on a high, it promises to be an ideal place to find new suppliers.

The latest research by Subcon shows that 23% of companies plan to appoint new subcontractors in the next 12 months and the event will provide visitors with the ideal opportunity to get face to face with potential suppliers.

Tax relief for West Midlands engineering

01 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
From left to right: Scott Henderson, managing director; Wendy Smith, business development manager; and Sandy Findlay, channel partner manager

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”.

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.”

Double accreditation for Keighley Labs

31 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Debbie Mellor, managing director, and the Nadcap team

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. .

Wimbledon Court 1 roof on track

30 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity
The new roof for No.1 Court (pictured left) has a concertina design and uses transparent Gore Tenara

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.