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Plate benders expand cutting

11 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Barnshaws Plate Bending has expanded its laser cutting capacity with the installation of a new Bystronic BySprint Fiber machine that can process ferrous and non-ferrous metals in sheets of up to 12 x 2 m.

LIDAR for crossing safety

11 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

BVM has upgraded and future-proofed safety systems at the UK’s level crossings with a new LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) system.

Cube cuts bottlenecks

11 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Black Country manufacturing specialist Cube Precision Engineering is investing in a multi-axis CNC milling centre to help it deliver £2m of new orders from automotive and aerospace clients.

The company, which can handle single op prototype tooling to complex multi-stage tooling suites, has spent £300,000 on a new MTE BF3200 that will boost capacity at its Rowley Regis facility and support development of low to medium volume.

New CFOO for Vendigital

11 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Vendigital, the cost and operating strategy consultancy has appointed Emma Charsley (formerly Davies) as Chief Finance and Operating Officer.

Emma has over 18 years’ experience in establishing and helping to grow entrepreneurial businesses. She recently held the roles of CEO & CFO at private equity backed food business, Thomas Fudge’s, where she developed the company’s commercial strategy, optimising its growth and financial performance right through to a successful exit.  

Galvanizers hit the road

11 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

With a £105,000 investment in two new articulated lorries, Corbetts the Galvanizers now collects and delivers 95% of material using its own vehicles.

Boosted by a recent £300,000 contract haul, the company, which specialises in hot dip galvanised parts,  purchased two MAN TGX articulated lorries to take its fleet of vehicles to 10 artics, 3 rigids and 25 trailers - all complete with the firm’s new corporate identity.