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Case Studies

Early adopter returns for more of the same

Early adopter returns for more of the same

When XYZ Machine tools launched its 1060 HS high speed vertical machining centre it immediately caught the attention of precision toolmaker, BK Tooling which placed an order and was pleasantly surprised when the machine was delivered to see the serial number was 00001. Now, ten years later, with the original machine performing as well as it did when new BK Tooling has taken delivery of its second XYZ 1060 HS.
XYZ lathe fills gap left  by £½ million turning centre

XYZ lathe fills gap left by £½ million turning centre

For fans of what is perceived as the UK’s favourite chocolate selection the quality work undertaken by Crabtree of Gateshead will be right up your street. Established over 100 years ago Crabtree is a world leader in the design and manufacture of metal decoration presses, or in layman’s terms printing presses for metal objects, such as food containers and tins of chocolates.
XYZ Machine Tools helps Gilo Industries create adventurous engineering solutions

XYZ Machine Tools helps Gilo Industries create adventurous engineering solutions

Gilo Cardozo MBE, appears to have been born with adventure running through his veins and that adventurous spirit has led to the creation of one of the UK’s most innovative and exciting manufacturing groups, Gilo Industries. As an enthusiast for the sport/hobby of paramotoring, Gilo saw a fantastic opportunity to develop the technology and, in spite of having no formal engineering qualifications, he created Parajet in 2001.
Investment maximises production at Whiteland Engineering

Investment maximises production at Whiteland Engineering

An order book stretching into this year is somewhat unusual for an engineering subcontract business, but this is the situation at Bideford-based Whiteland Engineering, which has built this position on a good working relationship with customers, particularly those in the military sector.
It’s only a toilet! Not if you’re Shadow Tech

It’s only a toilet! Not if you’re Shadow Tech

If we are being honest how many of us while getting changed at a leisure centre or, making use of toilet facilities, have given a moment’s thought to the fittings locking the door or holding the cubicle together. Not many I would guess.
Precision Edge is a cut above the rest thanks to its XYZ 2-OP

Precision Edge is a cut above the rest thanks to its XYZ 2-OP

As a bespoke, specialist, manufacturer of precision quality industrial blades and machine knives, Horsham-based Precision Edge has carved out a niche market supplying some of the UK’s household names in the wrapping and packaging, news print, mail room production, food processing and recycling sectors, many of which have been customers throughout the company’s 25 year history.
Aerotech looks to the future with XYZ

Aerotech looks to the future with XYZ

As a leading subcontractor to the aerospace, defence and nuclear industries, Poole-based Aerotech Precision Manufacturing recognises that developing and maintaining skills is the only way in which to secure its future. Therefore, apprentice training is a priority and recent investments support the company’s determination to stay ahead of the competition.
XYZ helps MKB Precision Engineering  see the light

XYZ helps MKB Precision Engineering see the light

Moving from the relative security of employment to setting up their own sub-contract machining business was in some ways a leap of faith for father and son team Ken and Matt Barnard at MKB Precision Engineering.
From cement mixers to classic cars

From cement mixers to classic cars

For a company that started life in 1970 as the Wonder Mixer Company, manufacturing 60 cement mixers a month, the modern-day Belcher Engineering has had an interesting journey that has seen it develop into a precision engineering sub-contract business and also become a world renowned name for the manufacture of parts for, and restoration of, vintage motor cars.
XYZ addition eases operator rivalry

XYZ addition eases operator rivalry

With a history that can be traced back to the mid-1940s Bernard Holmes Precision can be said to be well-established and, over that time, it has developed strong business partnerships with customers across a wide range of industrial sectors for its sub-contract machining capacity. With a reputation for providing everything from one-off prototype components, through to high volume production, it has created an 11500ft2 facility that is split into volume production and one-off/small batch production, on a two thirds/one third basis.
Production goes full swing at Masters Golf with a little help from XYZ

Production goes full swing at Masters Golf with a little help from XYZ

Independent research shows that The Masters Golf Company based in Portishead, Bristol is the most purchased brand for golf equipment across Europe. Its sales, through pro-shops, distributors, and retail stores, cover everything from tees to clubs, with the business mixing wholesale with manufacturing.
XYZ helps Porsche specialist Hartech  extend engine life

XYZ helps Porsche specialist Hartech extend engine life

There can’t be many automotive service and repair centres with their own machine shops, but Bolton-based Hartech isn’t just any garage. Specialising in the service and repair of Porsche cars for the past 20 years Hartech has developed a reputation as a problem solver. On prestigious brands like Porsche, some of these problems can be expensive to remedy, but thanks to the ingenuity and determination of Barry Hart and his team they are providing a cost-effective solution, with the help of an XYZ SMX 2500 bed mill.

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