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

Contract winner rewarded

16 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A young engineer from Birmingham has secured the main prize at this year’s In-Comm Training Awards after helping his firm secure a game-changing contract.

Adam Burgoyne, who is a New Product Engineer at metal pressings and stamping specialist Brandauer, was named as the ‘Outstanding Apprentice of the Year’ after earlier picking up the title of ‘Learner of the Year for Engineering & Manufacturing Technologies’.

What to look for in an equipment supplier

16 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Getting a good deal means much more than simply going for the cheapest option, says tool supplier Zoro.

There are myriad reasons why businesses choose one supplier over another. Cost, range, service, lead-in times. If the suppliers you have your eye on tick all the boxes, how do you choose who to do business with?

Ensuring your team get the best value and service are rightly top priorities, so here are some pointers when looking for an equipment supplier.


Private suites for the jet set

11 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

TRB Lightweight Structures provided pressed phenolic panels for luxury private suites on five Singapore Airlines A380 aircraft.

It worked closely with international high technology company Safran to create the private suites which were commissioned to celebrate the airline’s 70th birthday, and feature over 100 different phenolic panels.

Graphite experts on export track

11 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Halesowen-based Erodex UK Limited, which supplies EDM graphite and tooling to the aerospace market, has been listed on the Sunday Times WorldFirst SME Export Track 100.

Erodex UK provides a vast range of EDM supplies such as EDM wire and wear parts, as well as graphites, graphite machining and more.

The company came in at number 86 in the fifth annual Sunday Times WorldFirst SME Export Track 100, a league table which ranks Britain’s private SMEs with the fastest-growing international sales.

Bringing it back from China

11 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A £600,000 investment in multi-axis turning capacity is supporting the demand for re-shoring at HPC Services

British engineering firms are in increasing demand from major multinational companies looking to bring more work back to the UK from Europe and China, according to the boss of a busy Derbyshire CNC machining business.