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DS Machining Services just gets on with it – with the help of XYZ

DS Machining Services just gets on with it – with the help of XYZ

First impressions can be deceiving and this is the case at DS Machining Services. From the outside it looks like any other general sub-contract machine shop and Director, Paul Smith, downplays what the company does, describing their day-to-day work as doing anything for anybody. However, dig a little deeper and you discover that while they
Phirst Precision Carbide expands its scope with the help of XYZ

Phirst Precision Carbide expands its scope with the help of XYZ

Phirst Precision Carbide based in Southfleet, Kent has built its reputation in the design and manufacture of precision carbide punch and die tooling for the automotive, pharmaceutical and electronics sectors; with its core competency being precision grinding. Since its formation in 1990 the family run business has lived by the mantra of ...
Continued growth at WOSP  leads to machine tool investment

Continued growth at WOSP leads to machine tool investment

WOS Performance began life as a business remanufacturing rotating electrics from mainly Japanese cars to suit more the niche markets of motorsport and classic cars, with company founder Richard Wos claiming to be the first to reverse engineer a modern starter motor, which he used on his own classic car. The success of this unit led to demand ...
Optimec has the measure of things

Optimec has the measure of things

With more than 7000 instruments installed in 33 countries, Malvern-based Optimec is a world leader in the design and manufacture of inspection and measurement instrumentation for the contact lens manufacturing industry. Its speciality is providing manufacturers of soft contact lenses with instruments for checking critical dimensions and ...
CPC Engineering – from hobby  to booming business with XYZ

CPC Engineering – from hobby to booming business with XYZ

What started out as a hobby manufacturing spare parts for their own classic British motorcycles has turned into a successful business for Chris and Ian. From their small workshop in a quiet Cornish village they are supporting a growing customer base with replacement parts for vintage motorcycles, in many cases improving on the original ...
XYZ helps Midland Group Training Services take skills to the next level

XYZ helps Midland Group Training Services take skills to the next level

Competition is fierce within the engineering training sector, therefore those that want to succeed have to develop new strategies to differentiate them from the ordinary. This is the case at Midland Group Training Services, where multiple layers of training that can be tailored to individual company needs have been developed and can be ...
Roll cage specialist  takes on new challenges with XYZ

Roll cage specialist takes on new challenges with XYZ

Having worked for a variety of manufacturing companies as what he describes as ‘a suit’ with basic engineering knowledge, Phil Boffin was approached by an existing customer of one of these businesses and asked to set up his own engineering company. The temptation couldn’t be resisted and BMS Engineering was formed in 2007. From that step ...
Fourth generation takes on new challenges

Fourth generation takes on new challenges

French & Son is a household name in Heathfield, Sussex as for over three generations it has served the local community with garage and taxi services. While these businesses continue to thrive, fourth generation Charlie French is looking in a different direction to keep the family business expanding, making full use of his motorsport ...
Fluid Research’s transition to CNC  with XYZ boosts productivity

Fluid Research’s transition to CNC with XYZ boosts productivity

Just over four years ago the entire production of Fluid Research’s metering, mixing and dispensing machines was managed by a sub-contractor. However, when its preferred partner closed, the decision was taken to purchase their manual machines and bring production in-house.For over 40 years, Wellingborough-based Fluid Research has been ...
One giant leap from flea powder to weather prediction

One giant leap from flea powder to weather prediction

Not many businesses can trace a history back over 240 years, but Thomas Keating, which began life in the shadow of St Paul’s cathedral in London, making Flea Powders and, in spite of its strapline ‘Keatings Kills’, it became very successful, moving into a variety of other health giving products, such as throat lozenges. The business ...
Tycam knows what it likes and likes what it knows

Tycam knows what it likes and likes what it knows

St Neots-based Tycam Engineering (originally Astral Engineering) has built a solid business supplying machined parts for aerospace and military power supply units. In its early days it was a two-man business utilising manual machines and the skills it had available. Now, over 25 years later, it remains a two-man business, but its ...
Award winning Helipebs Controls expands its markets with help from XYZ machines

Award winning Helipebs Controls expands its markets with help from XYZ machines

With a history that can be traced back over 100 years in total, with the past 40 in the company’s current guise, Helipebs Controls has developed a market-leading range of pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders. The past ten years has seen further development of its own products creating a more bespoke business designing and manufacturing these ...

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