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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.