News - Subcontracting

Tornos Deco 20s for AEL (Dorset)


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


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


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

China scam


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


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


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

Highbank investment gives company unrivalled edge


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


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


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


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.