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ACE boosts exports by 10%

21 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity
exports up 10% this year at advanced chemical etching

A Shropshire precision metal specialist is setting its sights on international expansion after boosting its export work by 10% in the first seven months of 2017.

Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE), which employs 50 people at its facility in Telford, has secured three big projects in aerospace, communications and the medical sector, taking overseas trade to 38% of its £5m turnover.

Brexit drives demand for UK suppliers

21 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity
CIPS survey shows supply chain attitudes to Brexit

A survey of supply chain managers showed that Brexit concerns mean 37% of procurement professionals in the manufacturing sector are looking for UK suppliers.

The survey carried out for the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) asked 2,111 supply chain managers from around the world about their views and reactions towards Brexit. The survey included 904 UK businesses with European supply chains and 117 European businesses with UK supply chains.

Growth support helps 1000 SMEs

18 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Manufacturing Growth has supported over 1000 SMEs

More than 1000 small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) have been given a business boost over the last ten months thanks to a new £9.7m business support initiative.

The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), has helped companies across the UK to grow, develop new products and overcome production issues that were previously holding them back.

One-hit capacity wins Mil-Tu-Fit business

16 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity
DMG CLX wins business for Mil-Tu-Fit

Bristol subcontractor Mil-Tu-Fit Engineering has increased capacity, reduced delivery times and won new business since investing in a DMG MORI Y-axis driven-tool lathe.

Mil-Tu-Fit Engineering has been manufacturing precision components for the electronics, oil and gas, defence, construction and medical industries for over 40 years. As well as machining facilities, the company can also offer laser cutting, surface treatment and welding, enabling it to supply complete high quality assemblies to its customers.

Heat treatment developments in focus

14 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A conference and exhibition on 13 October will look at the latest developments in cost reduction and improved productivity in the international heat treatment industry.

The second Surface Engineering and Heat Treatment Industry Conference/Exhibition takes place on 13 October at historic Kenilworth’s Chesford Grange.

The event is again co-sponsored by the UK’s Contract Heat Treatment Association (CHTA), the Surface Engineering Association and Wolfson Heat Treatment Centre.