Sub contracting / Supply chain

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Positive and productive


Andrew Allcock spent five days at MACH 2010 (7-11 June) and delivers this positive verdict on a show that was held at a difficult time but which delivered above many's expectations [extended version of magazine article]

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Long-term relationships


Subcontractor and precision machining specialist Long & Marshall invited current and potential customers to a recent Industry Day & Networking Event. Machinery joined the visitors and learned the strengths of this ...

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Pioneering partners


Mori Seiki and Castle Precision have more in common than a shared name (Seiki is Japanese for precision) – they are both pushing technology boundaries, together and separately. Andrew Allcock reports

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Immediate response


Paul Crux, founder of sub-contractor P&C Precision Engineering, is ramping up his investment strategy in anticipation of the upturn. Steed Webzell called by to find out how and why

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Professional image


Machinery visited 50-man Higar Engineering and heard and saw how a world class precision sub-contractor operates. The establishment of robust processes at all levels is key, he found

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Small focus


The IEC Ricoh Arena in Coventry is the setting for the Micro, Precision & Nano Manufacturing event, which takes place from 20-21 October. Machinery reports

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Innovation in the blood


Micro Metalsmiths, tucked away on the southern fringes of the North York Moors, continues to demonstrate innovation in its production processes, as Machinery discovered

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Fast track to the main chance


Following the recent headlines slating the decision to purchase Japanese Hitachi high speed trains - rather than UK-based manufacturer Bombardier's offer – you could be forgiven for thinking that the country's ...

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Complex, precise production


Investment in modern manufacturing technology – machining centres, grinding machines and turning centres - from Yamazaki Mazak, C Dugard and Star Micronics, is paying dividends for several sub-contract machinists

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Man-sized initiatives


A £30 million turnover aerospace manufacturing company has just raised the stakes with an investment that surely puts it in the vanguard of UK sub-contractors.

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Green payback potential


Bidding for an Olympics 2012 contract means being ‘green’, amongst other things. Rodmatic’s managing director, Brian Steatham, ponders the requirements and explains potential benefit.

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New strengths


Holding the first open house event under its new name, Citizen Machinery UK had several reasons to celebrate. With over 100 existing and potential customers attending the company’s UK headquarters near Watford, and ...

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Completing the journey


Hone-All’s move to a new factory is, in fact, the culmination of a journey started in 1999. A clear management structure, efficient working and modern corporate image are end results.

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Work ahoy


The UK’s two new aircraft carriers are the largest ships yet to be built in the UK. Apart from the hull sections, there is some £1.5 billion of work to be sub-contracted. Where is it all going?

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Indian Ocean manufacturing


When a West Country-based engineering group decided to create a low-cost offering for its aerospace customers, it didn’t follow the conventional route of adding a sourcing operation to its manufacturing activities.

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The power of nine


A network of nine West Midlands companies is successfully working together, winning business both individually and for the group.