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Brandauer invests £600,000 in high-speed press


Birmingham-based metal-stamping specialist Brandauer has spent £600,000 on a Yamada Dobby NXT 80XL as part of a three-year plan to boost its capacity and provide additional production flexibility. The technology gives ...

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Subcontract market stalls, reports latest Qimtek CMI


According to the latest Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI), the UK subcontract manufacturing market has broken its steady upward trend and fallen back by 37% in the second quarter of 2019 compared with the first three ...

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£500,000 investment at Samuel Taylor Ltd


Samuel Taylor Limited (STL), a Redditch-based metal contacts and precision metal pressings specialist, has invested over £500,000 in new machinery and factory space. The investments are part of a focused effort to ...

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Mayor opens laboratory at Sarginsons


Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, recently visited Coventry-based light-weighting specialist Sarginsons to officially open the company’s new laboratory and technology centre, meet a trio of degree apprentices – ...

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£3 million contract boost for MAN group member, Alucast


Delivering complex components for new automotive ‘light-weighting’ projects is reaping dividends for a Black Country supplier. Alucast, which is one of the UK’s largest independent aluminium foundries, has secured over ...

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Subcon visitor numbers grow 16% at 2019 event


The Subcon 2019 subcontract manufacturing supply chain show, which took place at the NEC last week, has achieved an uplift in visitor numbers. Over 4,100 manufacturing and engineering professionals attended this year’s ...

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SevenHills launches £60,000 tube-bending facility


Sheffield-based SevenHills Fabrication, part of the Steetley Corner Group of companies, has expanded its production to include bespoke tube bending through inward investment. The company has invested £60,000 in an ...

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Halter robot from ETG boosts productivity at Brimor


A specialist in precision machined components has invested in its first ever robot to help it boost capacity and achieve ‘lights-out’ automation. Dorset-based Brimor Engineering, which celebrates its 20th anniversary ...

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Somers Forge launches additional subcontract services


Somers Forge is now offering not only subcontract forging, but also heat treatment and machining services. With a wide range of equipment at its Halesowen headquarters, the company has the capability to forge from a ...

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UK industry maintaining innovation levels, says Subcon


UK engineering and manufacturing businesses are pushing forward incremental increases in processes and production, but suffering a stagnation of programmes to implement new products, according to the annual innovation ...

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Investment drive at MPD brings record-breaking year


A £250,000 investment drive is set to deliver a record-breaking year for a Black Country foundry. Midland Pressure Diecasting (MPD), which employs 65 people across two sites in Willenhall, has purchased a CNC vertical ...