Image for article 3642

Long-term relationships


Long-term relationships between people are often about compromise, and perhaps the same can be said for the relationship between sub-contractor and customer. There has to be a little give and take on both sides if a ...

Image for article 3667

Swiss firm rolls into Oxfordshire


Swiss-owned KAS Technologies Group has acquired Hutton Engineering (Precision), Bicester following its earlier acquisition of Holifields Precision Engineers, Abingdon

Image for article 3668

Quality investment


NAMAS testing and calibration accredited EMICS, Nottingham has installed two new CMMs to the value of £100,000

Image for article 3670

Beyond progressive


Ever heard of Formaplex? Not yet maybe, but in less than 10 years Formaplex could be a term widely used in manufacturing circles to represent manufacturing excellence/efficiency just as kaizen, high-speed machining or ...

Image for article 3697

MoD spend benefits UK suppliers


UK sub-contractors are set to benefit from the MOD’s selection of MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG as preferred bidder for 5,000 cargo, tanker and recovery support trucks worth £1.1 billion

Image for article 3698

48-hour service


A 48-hour ‘gold star’ laser cutting service is being offered by Laserfab, the sub-contract sheet metal division of Spalding-based Guttridge Services. The service promises a 48-hour turnaround on orders for laser cut ...

Image for article 3699

Getting the best from machines – remotely


Mid-Wales-based Tallet Engineering squeezes the most from its eight Citizen CNC sliding-head lathes. The machines work through most nights and at weekends when the factory doors are locked with no-one around. Their only ...

Image for article 3702

Brandauer back from the brink


In 2000, C Brandauer & Co Ltd, a respectable Birmingham-based precision pressings firm was comfortably going about its business. With a turnover of around £12 million and healthy orders, the company was at ease with the ...

Image for article 3720

Investment + focus = success


A walk round Carlton Laser Service’s Leicester factory will tell you that the company is very busy. The stacks of work in progress on almost every available empty bit of floor space tell the story and underline what ...

Image for article 3722

Virtual working for SMEs


A DTI initiative to help small firms make better use of the internet and shared information has concluded. Smalltalk was an Information and Communication Technology implementation project, supported through the DTI ...