Calder Precision Engineering Invests in the future

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​Calder Precision Engineering (CPE) has invested in its people and capabilities, with the more than £1m ploughed into division leading to NADCAP approvals, new customers and four long-term supply contracts being completed in the last quarter.

Renowned for its expertise across several industries, the company said the investment enables it to create significant value for its new and existing customers, through the provision of 'total business and engineering solutions'.

“Many companies are cutting investment and putting supply chains at risk. At Calder Precision Engineering we believe this is exactly the time when our customers need security of supply and for their partners to invest.

"In the last four months, Calder Precision Engineering has entered into four long-term supply agreements. “We are making good progress, in exceptional times, making New Possibilities a reality,” said Tim Pryce, executive chair.

The Innocence to Excellence (I2E) Programme is enabling employees to be directly involved in enhancing their core competencies, with over 400 hours per month in personnel training. This training is supported by a significant investment in an apprenticeship programme as well as equipment to support the changes highlighted through the I2E Programme.

A recent apprentice and now quality project engineer (Special Processes) Lilly Mason-Burton, explained: “My time at Midland Aerospace has been a fantastic learning curve for me and the team has been very supportive. The formation of this new division enables us to learn about other markets, technologies, and the power of winning as a team.”

“In addition to investing in a Mazak INTEGREX i-800V/8S Multi-Tasking machine - the I2E programme has also highlighted some great opportunities leading to the purchase of several high-quality machines and chemical processing equipment, resulting in CPE gaining three NADACP certifications,” said Simon Payne, quality assurance manager at Midland Aerospace, one of Calder Precision Engineering’s businesses.

The equipment includes a new Saracen heat treat oven, a Zwick/Roell harness machine, a new chemical processing line and the introduction of an Alocrom coating line.

Calder Precision Engineering consists of three manufacturing sites – Midland Aerospace, Helander Precision Engineering and Leeds Bronze Engineering.