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Growing demand for engineering training leads to investment at Birmingham colleges

Growing demand for engineering training leads to investment at Birmingham colleges

The 2018/19 cohort of over 200 students studying for BTEC and City & Guilds qualifications in engineering at South and City College Birmingham’s Bordesley Green campus, is strong evidence that demand for engineers with core skills remains high. Since the Engineering facility opened, some six years ago at the Tyseley Green Campus and ...
Laser and machining combine seamlessly at ES Precision

Laser and machining combine seamlessly at ES Precision

For those familiar with the use of lasers for marking and perforating, the name ES Precision may have a familiar ring to it, as it was created when Rofin Group merged with Coherent, and group member ES Technology didn’t fit the new strategy and was closed. Seeing an opportunity, directors Tim Millard and Andy May bought the assets of the ...
LG Motion moves forward with XYZ

LG Motion moves forward with XYZ

As one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of electro-mechanical motion control systems, LG Motion has developed partnerships with customers across many industry sectors, including aerospace, defence, pharmaceutical, energy, packaging and motorsport. Put simply, they make things ‘go in and out, up and down, and round and round’. In
Adding value leads to investment at voestalpine High Performance Metals

Adding value leads to investment at voestalpine High Performance Metals

voestalpine High Performance Metals UK Ltd has built a reputation for supplying specialty metals to the most demanding sectors including, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Power Generation, Automotive and Motorsport industries. Based in Oldbury, West Midlands, the UK Sales Division is focused on service; continued investment in their warehouse ...
Standfast lives up to its name as oil and gas sector recovers

Standfast lives up to its name as oil and gas sector recovers

The well documented downturn in the oil & gas market hit many sub-contract companies hard, and while many chose to make cutbacks, Craigellachie, Banffshire-based Standfast Precision Engineering decided to stand firm and resisted the temptation to downsize. This meant when the work started to return it was fully manned with all the ...
Making the dream reality  at Karpas Engineering

Making the dream reality at Karpas Engineering

We all have dreams and Thomas Karpasitis is no different, except he has made his dream into reality with the creation of Karpas Engineering in the summer of 2018. Taking a leap of faith Thomas, along with his wife Sophie, invested their savings and committed to making their new venture a success. This leap of faith is already starting ...
MKB Precision Engineering goes large with XYZ Machine Tools

MKB Precision Engineering goes large with XYZ Machine Tools

Essex-based MKB Precision Engineering is the archetypal father and son business formed in 2012, which has developed a reputation for delivering machined parts for bespoke lighting systems within theatres, factories, offices and high-end domestic customers. As its reputation grew, so did its customer-base, adding power transmission and ...
No delivery is too challenging for  XYZ Machine Tools

No delivery is too challenging for XYZ Machine Tools

Having won a substantial order for six machine tools for the Přibram Technical College in the Czech Republic, XYZ’s distributor, Rexim, had to overcome significant challenges to deliver the machines. Located in a building that dates to when the country was part of the Austro/Hungarian Empire, any structural changes that needed to be ...
Specialist machine builder hatches plans for growth with XYZ VMCs

Specialist machine builder hatches plans for growth with XYZ VMCs

Have you ever looked at your food packaging and noticed the words and numbers on the box or packet? More than likely this was printed using a print head manufactured by Scottish Robotic Systems, a special purpose machine builder based in Perth, Scotland. Its printing systems are also widely used in the electronics industry as an aid to stock
Goodfabs controls toolroom work with help from XYZ CNC turret mill

Goodfabs controls toolroom work with help from XYZ CNC turret mill

Goodfabs has been supplying fabricated exhaust systems for leading motorsport teams since it was founded by former McLaren employee Steve Good in 1982. Since Steve’s untimely death in 1999 his work has continued through a dedicated team that has developed business with customers that include many current and former Formula One teams, along ...
BG Engineering plans for the future with XYZ

BG Engineering plans for the future with XYZ

Investing in the future of its business in terms of skills and capacity as well as expanding organically and through acquisition is at the forefront of BG Engineering’s plans. This process has been accelerated following an investment in a strategic stake in the business by Cooper Brown Enterprises Limited in 2017. Acquisitions include the ...
A towering success for UK manufacturer

A towering success for UK manufacturer

Monument Tools can trace its history back to 1880 when George Collier opened a tool merchant business in Brixton, London. The business gained its current name from the location of its first manufacturing business, opened in 1908, which was in the shadow of London’s Monument to the Great Fire of London. That business produced plumbing and ...

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