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

Making connections on the go

08 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Growing your business network takes time and effort, especially in unfamiliar new markets, but a new smartphone app could make it easy.

GeoBiz can help users connect with like-minded business contacts ‘on the go’, anywhere in the world, to line up business meetings in new markets. With a simple, easy-to-use app interface, GeoBiz enables users to source business suppliers, connections and skills from new locations.

Talented technology students rewarded

07 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Dan Kimber Brighton College MTA TDI Challenge winner

The final of this year’s national Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge took place on Wednesday 5th July at Yamakazi Mazak’s headquarters in Worcester.

On track for growth

06 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity
JC Precision Eingineering invested in a Citizen Cincom L32-VIII with removable guide bush

Subcontract machinist JC Precision Engineering, has more than one string to its bow, as it earns 70% of its turnover from producing a wide range of components for racing go-carts.

This business has grown progressively from the race track participation of the Munday family led by father Vincent who set up the firm 36 years ago and is now run on a day-by-day basis by his two sons Dan and Chris.

Supporting rail supply chain SMEs

06 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Numill's Anne Wilson

A new group has been created to provide SME representation into the Rail Industry Supply Goup, the Government supported body that aims to strengthen the capability and competitiveness of the UK rail supply chain to grow business at home and abroad.

The aim of the RSG SME Council is to promote and optimise the contribution by SME’s to the UK Rail Industry.

The group is made up of SME members who supply (or want to supply) into the rail sector and includes representatives from across all functions supporting rail and its requirements.

Forgemasters back in offshore business

04 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Sheffield Forgemasters wins early offshore contract

Sheffield Forgemasters has won a £5.5m contract with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the first major offshore oil industry development in two years.

The company’s offshore oil & gas specialist, Vulcan SFM, secured the contract to supply 73 steel castings ranging from 0.5 tonnes to 19.5 tonnes, for a semi-submersible oil platform, the hull of which is being built in Korea by SHI for operation in a Gulf of Mexico oilfield.