Advanced Engineering 2018

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

Awards and SEO from Aro

03 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Aro PR and Marketing – a specialist agency for composites, engineering and scientific companies – is launching its new awards applications and SEO services at Advanced Engineering 2017.

Aro’s new awards service came about after several clients asked for support in applying for a range of industry awards, including EEF Future Manufacturing Awards and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise - the UK’s highest accolade of business success.

Pressmark MBI boosts auto contracts

03 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Following a management buy-in a year ago, Pressmark Pressings has secured new contracts worth £2m for Honda and Nissan components.

Pressmark Pressings, which provides high volume components for automotive manufacturers was bought by management team  Alan Gardner, John Nollett and Les Wilkins in July last year after they spotted an opportunity to turn around one of the sector’s most under recognised businesses.

£10m automotive paint plant

03 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

More than 30 new jobs have been created at Brose UK, one of the West Midlands’ fastest growing automotive suppliers, following the completion of its £10m paint plant.

The company, which employs nearly 1,000 people at its two factories in Coventry, has signed off the installation of its state-of-the-art e-coat line, giving it the capacity to paint more than 3.5 million seat structures every year for UK customers.

In addition to providing greater control of production, the investment gives the firm a lean material flow and improved environmental performance.

Testing services on show

03 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

R-TECH Materials, a testing, analysis and consultancy businesses, is showcasing its capabilities at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show (AES 2017) at the NEC.

The company’s UKAS accredited state-of the-art laboratories run tests on all types of engineering materials from composites and polymers to metals and ceramics.

R-TECH’s team of engineers, metallurgists, materials scientists and chemists help manufacturers with material approval and characterisation; identify quality issues; solve processing problems or identify why a product has failed.

Hinkley Point C jetty delivery

03 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Blackhill Engineering has delivered the final 8.5 tonne steel pile cap under its largest contract to date – manufacturing steel fabrications for the Hinkley Point C jetty development at Bridgwater Bay. 

Blackhill is part of Devon headquartered engineering services company, SC Group, and the contract was the group’s first as part of the local HPC supply chain.