Sub contracting / Supply chain

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Meeting new challenges


Chancellor Gordon Brown has said repeatedly that his fiscal policies are eliminating the boom and bust economic cycle that was the constant bane of manufacturing businesses under previous governments

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Alstom order win


Radshape Sheet Metal, Aston, Birmingham has received an order from Alstom for manufacture of metalwork for the refit of the galley sets for 11 trains which are being refurbished

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One-hit large-scale machining slashes lead-times for MKW


Tyne and Wear-based MKW Engineering reports positive customer reaction to its improved response times following the installation of a multitasking Mazak Integrex ‘e’ 1060V. The company was the first in the UK to install ...

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Best practice boosts profits


Dunstable-based Hone-All Precision has increased both turnover and profit during the last 12-month trading period

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The end is nigh…


Silicon Fen’, a research-rich, hightechnology region in Cambridgeshire, is home to contract manufacturer Shearline Precision Engineering, Ely. Research and sciencebased companies are concentrated here, and these firms ...

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Keep on running


“It’s all about feeding the monster,” says David Holley, team leader for EDM and CNC jig grinding at FSG. And the ‘monster’ in this case is a recently installed EDM automated cell comprising Agie Innovation 2 die-sink ...

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Making it in Britain


At 40 years of age, John Harper pondered his pension prospects: there and then he decided to rethink his priorities. That same day he mentioned to a senior management colleague, Steve Price, that he had made up his mind ...

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Clogs to growth...


Based in South Shields, on the banks of the river Tyne, 216-employee tier 2/3 contract manufacturer Ford Component Manufacturing is a company full of surprises and amply demonstrates the adage ‘don’t judge a book by its ...