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Made in the Midlands weekly round up - #4

Posted on: Oct 3rd

Made in the Midlands invited Neil Lloyd from Patron members, FBC Manby Bowdler to record the latest edition of our MIM TV series: ‘Meet Britain’s makers’ with the interview conducted by Made in the Midlands COO, Charles Addison.

Last week, Made in the Midlands supported Frank Dudley Ltd’s coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The Liberal Democrats candidate to become the first ever West Midlands mayor Beverley Nielsen was also in attendance to highlight her support for the West Midlands combined authority and Macmillan Cancer.

Issue 8 of the Made in the Midlands magazine has officially been printed. You can also read the online version of the magazine here: Issue 8 of the Made in the Midlands magazine. Please feel free to share your content across your social media platforms.

Alloy Heat Treatment invest over £500,000 into new oven, software

The UK’s first and only specialist in the heat treatment of aluminium alloys, Dudley-based Alloy Heat Treatment (AHT) have recently invested £500,000 into manufacturing aerospace Oven 30.

AHT managing director, Adrian Church said: “We’ve built and installed the biggest piece of heat treatment equipment we have ever had, in order to do work for a customer who are making parts for the new Bombardier C Series plane.”

In response to manufacturing Oven 30, AHT have invested an additional £35,000 into a new production control system. Church stated: “The new DNA software should give us the facility that we don’t have at the moment. The software will ensure that customers can log-in via the internet to access our system and view the state of the progress of their parts, which is an innovative move for our business.”

Members are shortlisted for prestigious awards

Subcon Laser Cutting Ltd have been selected as one of the three companies to be nominated as finalists in the Coventry & Warwickshire business awards “Excellence in Science and Technology” category.

Tom Mongan, General Manager at Subcon said: “To be selected as one of the three finalists from all of the companies who entered in the Coventry and Warwickshire region is an honour and a great achievement”.

MHA MacIntyre Hudson, whose Birmingham office is located in the Colmore Business District, is enjoying a double celebration this month. A successful year of trading saw revenues for the firm across the fourteen offices rise by 13% to £50.6m and resulted in MHA MacIntyre Hudson moving up to 16th place in the top 20 accountancy firms in the UK.

Commenting on the recent success of the firm, Partner at the Birmingham office Chris Barlow said; “As a firm we are not driven by league tables but it is a very useful benchmark for monitoring our progress but of course it’s very pleasing to feature in the UK’s top twenty firms based on our 2016 financial performance.”

Quantum Precision Engineering have proven their dedication to further improving quality standards with the purchase of a Keyence optical comparator. This is a major leap forward for Quantum and it is regarded as an essential piece of equipment to support their client’s ongoing quality improvement programs.

Freilacke and Bracebridge Engineering get a new lick of paint

FreiLacke have created a new paint collection with metallic colours for facades. The resulting ‘Urban collection’ presents 24 trendy polyester paints with an urban context.  For facade applications on aluminium or steel, three different surfaces were developed for each colour shade. These “metallics” can be applied as a smooth matte version, smooth with a satin gloss or matt with a fine texture.

Bracebridge’s new insulated doors were supplied and fitted by Latco Engineering Ltd and look exceptionally bright and orange! Over the course of this year, Bracebridge have been implementing various energy saving measures to aid in lowering operating costs to remain competitive and profitable. The roller doors were the final part of the three stage improvement program at Bracebridge.

Members set for events in Tokyo, Coventry and Manchester

Telford based oil mist filters manufacturer, Filtermist International, will be exhibiting at JIMTOF at Tokyo Big Sight in November as part of its ongoing programme to grow its share of the Japanese oil mist removal market.

Filtermist’s JIMTOF stand (E7052) will showcase products including the brand new S Fusion, designed specifically to remove high volumes of submicron particles generated in neat oil applications.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence are delighted to invite you to attend a TubeShaper open house, to be held at the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) in Coventry on Wednesday 19th October.

Alucast will be exhibiting at Northern Manufacturing on Stand B79 at Event City, Manchester from 28-29th September.

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