From passion to sustainable business – Jenvey Dynamics invests for the future
Back in 1987 when Richard Jenvey decided to turn his knowledge of motor racing into a business he quickly realised that long-term sustainability of that business would lie in manufacturing.
Niche market opportunity leads to long-term success for MH7
Back in 1989 when Mark Hirst set up MH7 Engineering in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, with just a turret mill, centre lathe and an old Ward 7 turret lathe, his ambition at the time was simply to provide a niche service to all of the local manufacturing companies who were getting rid of their own toolrooms and maintenance facilities.
Manufacturers’ Association invests in training in partnership with XYZ
The British Engineering Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA), based in Yate near Bristol recently took the decision to create its own in-house training facility for both member and non-member companies. To facilitate this BEMA has worked closely with XYZ Machine Tools and is now an Educational Partner of the Devon-based machine tool company, joining a long and distinguished list of training and educational establishments.
Subcontractor helps keep Warbirds in the air
When Suffolk-based Eye Tech Engineering was created by Maurice Hammond back in 1985, its ambition was simply to provide a precision sub-contract service for customers local to it in East Anglia. However, 30 years later those ambitions have changed somewhat, with the business now split 50/50 between the original subcontracting and the restoration of the iconic Rolls-Royce Merlin engines and component parts for the Vintage Aircraft industry.
XYZ gives Omex the confidence to expand
Omex Technology has been the ‘go to’ designer and manufacturer of electronics for high performance road and track cars for the past 20 years, providing customers, both OEM and owners, with everything from the simplest system for limiting revs through to full electronic management ECUs for powerful V12 engines. While this remains the core of its business, the past 18 months have seen the winds of change blowing through its Cheltenham workshop, which have seen employee numbers double.
XYZ specification impresses Impress
The growth of Gateshead-based Impress Group has been achieved by diversifying the sectors that it operates in, providing a 24/7 service, and working hand-in-hand with customers to ensure components and assemblies are supplied on time to the highest levels of quality. It has also been supported by investment in manufacturing technology, something that started in the early days of the business.
Toolmaker stays on TRAK with XYZ
With a business dating back to 1946 you would imagine that there was very little that fazed the toolmakers at Hove-based CB Powell. However, in a busy toolroom even the most adept toolmaker needs a helping hand occasionally and, it is here that the XYZ ProtoTRAK control comes into its own.
Nova Racing puts the motion into motorsport with the help of XYZ
At club and national level motorsport teams are populated by enthusiasts, with many of the companies supplying them, built on that same enthusiasm for the sport of going faster. West Sussex-based Nova Racing Transmissions is a prime example. Formed in 1989 by Graham Dyson, who had been responsible for engine and transmission components at renowned builder of two-stroke racing engines, Barton Motors.
Investment led growth for Askey
Now in its third decade, Wolverhampton-based subcontractor, Askey Precision Engineering has built an impressive client base across a number of industry sectors, including automotive, defence and aerospace. Through further investment in people and equipment it is now targeting further growth, particularly in the oil & gas sector.The ...
Relocation realised thanks to increased productivity
The growing confidence in the engineering sector in and around Sheffield prompted JKP Engineering (UK) to invest £500,000 in relocating from its existing premises right in the city centre to, larger, more suitable premises earlier this year. The move was funded in part by productivity gains made through an earlier investment in CNC machining capacity from XYZ Machine Tools.
VW SPECIALIST GETS THE XYZ BUG
The growing confidence in the engineering sector in and around Sheffield prompted JKP Engineering (UK) to invest £500,000 in relocating from its existing premises right in the city centre to, larger, more suitable premises earlier this year. The move was funded in part by productivity gains made through an earlier investment in CNC ...
Managed growth sees Bridport Foundry invest in new machining capacity
With a history stretching back over 400 years it is fair to say that change has come gradually at Bridport Foundry, where the company continues to create a wide range of cast products in iron, SG Iron, Bronze and aluminium, for customers ranging from general engineers, architectural restorers, steam enthusiasts and even royalty. More ...