Sub contracting / Supply chain

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Meeting new challenges

02/01/2004

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

21/11/2003

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

21/11/2003

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

21/11/2003

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…

21/11/2003

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

07/11/2003

“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

17/10/2003

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...

03/10/2003

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 ...