Automotive

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‘Sectorism’ and clusters

07/05/2004

Aerospace, defence, motorsport, automotive, all are identifiable sectors and all have their respective representative bodies around which the sector companies, often located in clusters, can rally and on whose behalf ...

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Sweet smell of coolant success

07/05/2004

Jefferson Engineering Services has saved over £10,000 in the 18 months since it installed Rocol’s Tri-Logic metalworking fluid system

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Tunbridge Engineering gets horizontal boost

07/05/2004

Tunbridge Engineering, Low Moor, West Yorkshire has replaced a vertical machining centre with a Heckert CWK 400D horizontal machine to boost output of bearing housings and turbocharger housing

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Toyoda FMS makes small batches pay

07/05/2004

A Toyoda FMS comprising Fastems automated storage and retrieval system for machine pallets and raw casting stillages linked to three Toyoda FH55S horizontal machining centres is making small batches pay for CNC Speedwell

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140-machine transfer outsource decision

05/03/2004

The entire machine shop operation of Westinghouse Brakes (UK), Chippenham, has been transferred to its principal subcontractor, Precimax in nearby Corsham. Around 140 machine tools and 35 staff have transferred to ...

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JCB engine plant is now on the map and taking shape

20/02/2004

JCB has completed the purchase of a 160,000 ft2 facility at Dove Valley Park at Church Broughton, Derbyshire where it will make engines. The company announced last August that it was to commit £50 million to the ...

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Simple rules deliver certainty

06/02/2004

Moving from a machine tool-only order to one involving complete project management, Heller Machine Tools delivered a turnkey system and confirmed PPAP capability (confirmation of capacity/quality) for an installation at ...

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Manufacturing Triumph

16/01/2004

Classic motorcycle manufacturer Triumph is taking on the world with the launch of the new Rocket III. And it is using eight Heller horizontal machining centres to do so. The eight machines, arranged in two four-machine ...

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Automotive Technium gets £10 million backing

19/12/2003

The go-ahead for a £10 million Auto Technium business innovation centre has been given by Welsh Minister for Economic Development and Transport Andrew Davies at the launch of the Wales Rally GB Motor Sport Initiative ...