News - Subcontracting

Tornos Deco 20s for AEL (Dorset)

11/04/2006

AEL (Dorset), Blandford Forum has purchased a Tornos Deco 20s from Tornos Technologies UK at the French Simodec exhibition last month (7-11 March).

Bulging order book prompts Star purchase

11/04/2006

A bulging order book has prompted sub-contractor APT Leicester to increase its production capacity for close tolerance turned components with the acquisition of a Star SR-20R II sliding-head CNC lathe.

Wagon buys Oxford Automotive

02/04/2006

Engineered structures supplier Wagon Automotive has acquired Oxford Automotive ApS, a supplier of modular automotive body structures and mechanisms.

China scam

06/01/2006

The CBM says that British companies continue to be contacted by individuals from China posing as the representatives of companies placing large orders for products from UK-based factories.

Climate change rebate lobby for laser users

06/01/2006

Confederation of British Metalforming members saved more than £2 million on energy bills last year, thanks to a climate change levy rebate agreement and now others may be able to benefit.

Claro expansion

06/01/2006

Claro Precision Engineering will acquire additional production space at its Knaresborough site to accommodate increased production.

Highbank investment gives company unrivalled edge

06/01/2006

As part of the continuing investment program at Highbank Precision Engineering LLP, Manchester the company will take delivery of a new Doosan S550LM CNC lathe with driven tooling and latest Fanuc 21iTB control this ...

Unicut Precision acquires A J Clarke

06/01/2006

Unicut Precision, Welwyn Garden City has purchased precision small parts turning contractor A J Clarke (Automatic Machinists) of Bourne End, Buckinghamshire.

Engineering company rescuer looks north

02/12/2005

Vincent Bootes, owner of PG Technology, Mitcham, Surrey has stepped in to rescue part of a car parts manufacturer in Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham that went into administration and secured 125 jobs.

Higher capacity benefit

04/11/2005

BTMA member and sliding-head lathe sub-contractor WML Engineering has purchased a Miyano BND 51SY fixed-head lathe to meet changing requirements of its customer base.