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Sharing in grown plan

10 Mar 2021 by Engineering Capacity

PP Control & Automation (PP C&A) aims to double sales to over £40m after being selected for the Sharing in Growth (SIG) transformation programme.

The company has started a 100-day intensive business improvement project that will help it increase operational efficiencies, create a more resilient supply chain and open up new opportunities in aerospace, defence and renewables.

FAC prepares for sector take-off

10 Mar 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) has added four new members this year as the sector prepares for a post-lockdown take-off.

FAC represents companies in aviation and aerospace and the associated supply chain – mainly centred in the south and south east but with an international membership.

Since the industry was hit hard by the reduction in passenger traffic it has been lobbying the government on behalf of the sector.

Ejection seat contract renewed

10 Mar 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Martin-Baker Aircraft has renewed its supply agreement with composites specialist Pentaxia for the long-term supply of high-performance, lightweight components and assemblies on a multi-year basis. These parts are fitted to Martin-Baker’s latest generation of ejection seats and subsequent global fighter jet programmes.

Galvanizing capacity ring-fenced

09 Mar 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Fastline Steel Services will have exclusive use of the Telford Plant A facility of Corbetts the Galvanisers following a multi-million pound agreement guaranteeing over 15,000 tonnes of perimeter steel fencing will be galvanized there every year.

The decision, which creates up to 40 new jobs and safeguards a further 80 more across the two firms, marks a switch from dual sourcing to a more strategic partnership that will deliver increased capacity and reduced lead times, not to mention world class, repeatable quality.

On the road again

09 Mar 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Pressworking and prototyping specialist AE Oscraft has joined forces with the AA to develop a game-changing innovation that will transform the breakdown service for thousands of drivers.

The company has used its engineering expertise to create a new freewheeling hub that allow patrols to safely tow vehicles that can’t normally be ‘lifted and towed’ on two wheels, including 4x4s and the increasing number of electric vehicles in the UK.