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Hague Fasteners wins multiple contracts

15 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
 Jon and Claire Hague with their two eldest sons, Jack and Tom, who also work in the business

A UK manufacturer of non-standard fasteners has celebrated moving into its new home by securing a string of new contracts.

Hague Fasteners, which has recently been awarded ISO9001:2015, has won £300,000 of work to supply specialist products to the oil and gas, petrochemical and growing construction sectors.

The 25% surge in orders comes after the business completed a move to a larger factory in Willenhall, West Midlands that enables it to triple its production capacity to 8,500 sq ft.

FC Laser boosts productivity

15 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
FC Laser has increased capacity with new 10kW Bystronic fibre optic laser centre

Precision laser cutting specialist FC Laser has installed a new 10kW Bystronic fibre optic laser centre to help boost productivity and edge ahead of the competition.

The new machine is capable of cutting materials as thick as 30mm with incredible accuracy and because it's 40% more energy efficient than its predecessor, FC Laser will be able to boost its productivity while reducing its energy costs.

Nuclear boost for DavyMarkham

14 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Up to 50 new jobs are being created at DavyMarkham as a result of the Magnox contract

Sheffield heavy engineering specialist DavyMarkham has secured a £20m contract with sister company Amber Precast to help with the safe decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

Up to 50 jobs are being created at the historic firm as part of the four-year joint venture with Amber Precast to design, test and construct six cubic metre reinforced steel and concrete containers.

Record growth for Erodex after £3.5m investment

12 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Steve Rolinson in the new UK-based tool room

EDM graphite & tooling supplier to the aerospace market Erodex has reported a 20% increase in turnover following a £3.5m investment and expansion into North America.

The company, part of The Erodex Group, stated the growth in its last financial year has been a direct result of the investment, specifically targeted at work within the aerospace and industrial turbine sectors.

Coventry manufacturer set for expansion

12 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Penso is to continue its rapid development having secured an £11m funding package

Coventry-based manufacturer, the Penso Group, is to continue its rapid development having secured an £11m funding package.

The new funding package from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks will be used to develop the company's technologies, along with helping to build a new factory which the company plans to build on its present Coventry site this year.

Chris Buckenham, group finance director, Penso, said: “With the understanding of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, we have a partner who can support us in our ambitious development plans.”