Growing demand in EV components sees 37% increase in YTD orders for Dawson Shanahan

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Dawson Shanahan, the specialist precision engineering firm, has seen phenomenal growth in the first two months of the year, with order intake of automotive components, particularly e-mobility, up by 37% compared to the same period in 2021.

The growth has come from a mix of both new and long-standing customers that include OEMs and Tier 1 manufacturers in automotive.

As part of Dawson Shanahan’s investment plan and to help meet orders, a further two rotary transfer machines have been completely refurbished for CNC control and are arriving in April. These will be used to meet the increased demand for parts in electric vehicles in response to high customer demand.

Dawson Shanahan, based in Welshpool in Wales, has a celebrated history over its nearly 80-years engineering service in the manufacturing of precision engineered products.

From the first anti-lock braking components in Lancaster Bombers during WW2, to providing components for electric vehicles over the last eight years, their approach has served manufacturers globally for decades, with their waste and cost reducing processes.

With two new high precision lathes to be delivered in the coming weeks, their advanced technology delivers excellent precision and efficiency, which enables businesses to optimise cycle times and increase capacity.

Dawson Shanahan manufactures 95% of the development and production tooling in house for quicker turnaround and this allows the company to do so with far greater efficiency.

Interestingly, sales for 2021 were 27% up on 2020 and 17% on 2019 so the latest figures are encouraging for a very promising year for Dawson Shanahan.

Les Reeves, joint managing director at Dawson Shanahan explained: “It’s been an incredibly busy start to 2022 and we’re bucking the trends that are being seen globally in manufacturing.

“Our strategy to focus on continual investment in new machinery and having an outstanding workforce means we can withstand economic pressure and meet our customers’ wide range of needs.

“Although much of the world is economically volatile right now, we’re steering a course that will enable us to meet the increased demand from different sectors, to help them receive high quality parts with the fastest turnaround times. Ultimately, our reputation and our outstanding products and services, are at the heart of why we’re seeing this continued demand.”