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

Sponsored feature: Funding export growth

23 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

How do you fund the manufacture of goods when your overseas customer takes three months to pay?

When Ecospin found itself losing orders because it needed cash up front to fund the build, the future looked grim. How could Ecospin find a way of satisfying orders while giving customers time to pay?

Automotive development capabilities

23 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Low volume production and prototyping specialist, the Proto-Tech Group, has now built on its European operations by setting up in the UK.

The company is already a significant partner for the automotive and transport sectors in mainland Europe and introduced its capabilities to the UK at Automechanika Birmingham in June this year.

New site for growing composites specialist

22 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Taking possession of the keys, Pentaxia managing director Stephen Ollier

Advanced composites manufacturer Pentaxia has purchased a large manufacturing site on Alfreton Road in Derby to accommodate its rapid growth – 60% in the last 12 months.

500t press for larger moulded parts

22 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Contract moulder LGG Charlesworth (LGGC) has installed a 500-ton injection moulding machine (IMM) from Wittmann Battenfeld UK that will allow it to build its business in larger parts.

This is part of a round of £0.5 million investments to support the company’s continued growth.

The Malvern-based manufacturer has been manufacturing and assembling injection moulded thermoplastics and compression moulded thermoset products for more than 50 years.

Mill-turning investment

22 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Sean Keet (right) Cell Leader and Warren Harris Cell Supervisor at Roscomatic

In the first half of this year Roscomatic has committed to £750,000 of investment, including the installation of the latest Miyano BNE-51MSY multi-axis turn-mill centre.

The Worthing-based subcontract machinist company dispatches some 1.5 million parts a year – ranging from completed assemblies and sub-assemblies to large machined castings and small turned parts – and is currently achieving a record on-time delivery rate of 98%.