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MAN reaches £75m milestone

21 Jan 2020 by Engineering Capacity

As Adam Cunningham of Muller Holdings takes over as Chairman as the MAN network celebrates reaching £75m of collaborative sales.

The Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN), a collaboration of eight West Midlands-based sub-contract manufacturers and an engineering design agency, has just secured a new order as a result of joint working, taking its combined efforts to over £75m of sales generated since it was formed.

Buying into more business

14 Jan 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Roant Precision Engineering has just taken over its biggest customer – securing machining work for the future and providing a base for further growth.

Recognition for Unipart MD

14 Jan 2020 by Engineering Capacity

One of the West Midlands’ leading female industrialists, Carole Burke CBE has been awarded an honorary degree by Coventry University.

Carol, who is Managing Director at Unipart Manufacturing Group, was granted the title of Doctor of Technology in recognition of her pioneering work in setting up the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (AME) over five years ago.

Wirecut adds precision

14 Jan 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Precision machining subcontractor Duckworth & Kent (Reading) Ltd  has invested in a new wire erosion machine that will reduce set-ups required, improve quality and repeatability, and allow unmanned overnight operations.

The new machine is a Sodick VL600Q model, its first from that manufacturer, supplied by Sodi-Tech EDM.

The company to undertakes everything from prototype projects and the development and manufacture of special purpose machinery, through to small batch and full production piece-part machining.

Clean packaging wrapped up

14 Jan 2020 by Engineering Capacity

New cleanroom facilities mean that European thermoformer TEQ:Plastique can now offer a range of medical packaging products from its facilities in the UK and Poland.

Designed, built and commissioned by pharmaceutical cleanroom experts, the facilities are certified to ISO 13485: 2016, suitable for the production of precision-made and custom thermoformed medical packaging.

The cleanrooms, located in Nottingham and Poznan, are designed to meet medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers’ most rigorous packaging requirements.