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

Record growth for Erodex after £3.5m investment

12 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity

EDM graphite & tooling supplier to the aerospace market Erodex has reported a 20% increase in turnover following a £3.5m investment and expansion into North America.

The company, part of The Erodex Group, stated the growth in its last financial year has been a direct result of the investment, specifically targeted at work within the aerospace and industrial turbine sectors.

Turning trio boosts productivity

09 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Cosmopolitan Engineering has said its trio of Hyundai-Wia turning machines are playing a key role in enabling the company to increase its customer base and business.

Foreign companies put 10% more into UK auto

08 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Figures released by automotive inward investment body Drive Midlands show that the region's automotive sector secured 58 new foreign direct investment (FDI) deals during 2016/17, a 10% increase on the previous year.

These new projects, which involved investors from the US, India and China, helped to generate almost 3,000 new jobs across the Midlands.

AE Aerospace expansion on the cards

08 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A West Midlands Aerospace company is looking to expand into new premises in the region to cope with further increases in sales and a growth in staff numbers.

AE Aerospace has already enjoyed a 500% increase in sales following a ten-fold increase in orders and is continuing to grow.

Peter Bruch, managing director of AE Aerospace said: “We have simply run out of space. When we completed a management buy-out three years ago, we had 24 members of staff. We now have 63 and expect to reach 100 by the end of next year.”

Celebrating British manufacturing

07 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The annual EEF manufacturing photography competition is now open for entries celebrating the best of British manufacturing in the traditional and high-tech sectors.

Now in its eighth year, this year the competition is asking that photographers submit images that capture the essence of modern manufacturing from design, process and technology in action through to the finished product.