Non-ferrous facilities added

05 Feb 2019

Engineering capacity news posted by Andy Sandford

Blackhill Engineering, the heavy engineering division of SC Group, has added non-ferrous production facilities at its Exeter based site.  The company has also announced that it has been certified to the latest health and safety standard.

The new facilities expand Blackhill’s capability in fabrication and machining for specialist markets and represent the first stage in the development of a high grade stainless steel facility.  This forms part of a new facility investment plan totalling 35,000sqft to complement the existing 28,000sqft facility.

Since becoming part of SC Group five years ago Blackhill has benefitted from significant investment in facilities, people and processes.  It has expanded its markets into nuclear new build and decommissioning, civil engineering & construction, space & telecommunications, marine & offshore, oil & gas, renewables and automotive from its origins in quarrying and mineral processing. 

The new certification to the ISO 45001 standard is significant for the increasingly large contracts Blackhill has been securing from major companies in the nuclear and construction industries.

Dan Baker, Business Development Manager, Blackhill Engineering, said: “It was a real achievement for the business and has helped keep our people and facilities in a safe environment. The certification of our systems has formalised the hard work and diligence of all our people in the business and helps continue the culture of safety and responsibility we aim for.”

Blackhill has also introduced a rigorous programme of continuous improvement throughout the business and the next target is certification on the company’s Environmental Management System, ISO14001, which is planned to be audited for certification later in 2019.

Blackhill Engineering is exhibiting on stand F155 at Southern Manufacturing 2019 at Farnborough, UK, until 7 February.