A UK manufacturer with a factory floor space of over 60,000 sq ft in excess of £5m of standard cutting tool stock items, it is the UK manufacture and coating of special tools that is really proving critical for pockets of the supply chain.

One particular customer, Bellurgan Precision Engineering based in Ireland, urgently required a three-step special drill (pictured) for the production of ventilator components. Guhring delivered within 48 hours, having liaised with Bellurgan, designed and created a tool drawing that was subsequently approved, the Guhring UK team immediately manufactured 16 identical tools at its Birmingham headquarters and coated all tools in house with its Signum coating technology before delivery to Bellurgan Precision in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland.

Guhring UK says that it is one of the only UK cutting tool manufacturers that can achieve this as its design, development, manufacturing, coating and delivery departments are all working to continue ‘service as normal’, even during a pandemic.