Axiom Product Development, the Chichester-based specialist machining and tooling business, has invested in the purchase of two new plastic injection moulding machines, which will significantly broaden the specialist engineering services that the company can offer both existing and new customers.
The two Negri Bossi plastic injection moulding machines - one 180 tonne and the other 90 tonne - will be used to prove out tools which have been designed and made in-house by the highly skilled CAD design team at Axiom. The new, high-tech injection moulding machines will enable the company to manufacture complex plastic components for its automotive and general industrial customers. One of the machines will be dedicated to the production of clear plastics.
The investment of around £160,000 in the new machines is part of the long-term strategy of Axiom Product Development to grow both its existing tooling and machining business as well expand the capabilities of the company into high-tech plastic injection moulding.
A number of key new appointments over the past six months have strengthened the skills and experience of the engineering and design team at Axiom Product Development and the addition of these new machines will broaden the range of specialist services that the company can offer its world-class engineering customers.
Commenting on the new investment, Alan Rendle-Eames, Managing Director, noted, 'The investment in these new plastic injection moulding machines marks an extremely exciting time for the Axiom business. Following some key new staff appointments and double digit growth over the past six months, the time is right to expand our specialist engineering skills and capabilities.'
'These new plastic injection moulding machines enable us to offer a comprehensive, in-house design, tooling and moulding service. The combination of our highly experienced team and these new machines mean we can offer a very broad range of specialist engineering services for our high tech customers.'