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Made in the Midlands weekly round up - 21/10/16

Posted on: Oct 23rd

Alloy Heat Treatment were crowned the overall winner at the 2016 Made in the Midlands awards on 20th October at IET Birmingham: Austin Court in a prestigious celebration of Midlands manufacturing success.

Danielle Brown MBE delivered a fantastic motivational speech to Midlands manufacturers, regarding the importance of celebrating success. Lord Mike Whitby also told manufacturers that now is the ideal time for collaboration in the new post-Brexit economic climate.

Petford Group received a rousing applause from local manufacturers after finishing runner-up, following their £8 million investment into the company back in May to support their continual growth. This investment was dedicated towards their new premises and growing their moulding division even further. This will ensure Petford’s continued support to major OEM’s and Tier One suppliers across the globe.

Back in May, Petford announced an £8 million investment into the company to support their continual growth. This investment was dedicated towards their new premises and growing their moulding division even further. This will ensure Petford’s continued support to major OEM’s and Tier One suppliers across the globe.

Hepworth International’s Emily Woodall was crowned the winner of the Made in the Midlands Women in Engineering award. Emily explained: “I’m over the moon, I was a bit shocked but it is a great achievement to have. The amount of women engineers out there is very minimal and I would love to see that increase, so if I could do anything to progress that, it would be a real honour.”

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Ricor Group were presented by Danielle Brown (MBE) Paralympic Gold medallist, with the award for Exceptional UK & Overseas Growth.

Due to hard work & determination by the Ricor Group commercial team & the injection of new investment, this has resulted in a second purpose built facility in Poznan Poland, along with a new facility in West Bromwich and a brand new 1000 tonne press line housed in a new extension at the Group HQ in Studley UK.

The latest Made in the Midlands breakfast morning was hosted by Ricoh UK Products Ltd, who offer the highest end of additive manufacturing technology to their customers.

Managing Director of Ricoh, Colin Weaver said: “I think from my point of view, the whole audience was involved and has been interactive with the staff and all of the subjects. I think it’s been extremely successful and we made some decent contacts.”

Over 70 representatives of the local manufacturing sector registered to discover more about Ricoh’s range of different services, including: consultancy, training, exhibiting, design, reverse engineering, 3d scanning and many more. Their new state-of-the-art facility was created to help you benefit from their expertise to get your prototypes and products to market, fast.

MHA and Lloyds launch the largest manufacturing and engineering survey

To celebrate the launch of the UK’s largest manufacturing & engineering survey report, MHA MacIntyre Hudson , supported by Lloyds Commercial Bank, are holding a breakfast seminar to discuss what lies ahead for local manufacturing and engineering businesses, especially in the wake of a post Brexit Britain.

This event will be a great opportunity to network with fellow guests and business owners in the manufacturing sector as well as the chance to hear from:

- Andy Moss,  Lloyds Bank 

- Asif Moghal, AutoDesk

- Chris Barlow, MHA MacIntyre Hudson

Please join us for what is likely to be an insightful and rewarding event where you will also be able to get a copy of the much anticipated 2016/17 MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Report. To register your ticket click here: MHA Seminar

Hexagon AB complete transfer of metrology services business

Hexagon AB has completed the transfer of the metrology services business of MICRO-TOP Consulting, Engineering & Service S.R.L. to Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.

The transaction will facilitate the foundation of a Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence commercial operation at the MICRO-TOP premises in Bucharest, with the company’s employees joining the Hexagon team. The new Precision Centre will continue to offer sales and support for the complete portfolio of Hexagon metrology and manufacturing technology. MICRO-TOP will continue to share the site, operating as an independent entity to honour existing warranties on non-Hexagon equipment.

Romi forge CAD/CAM partnership

SolidCAM UK Ltd are pleased to announce that they are opening a new Technology Centre based in Little Horwood, Milton Keynes on 1st November 2016, in-line with their ever-growing consumer demand and to stay ahead in what it describes as a competitive and fast-moving market.

Live cutting demonstrations showing the power of SolidCAM’s leading milling modules, including the revolutionary, unique and patented iMachining module, will be shown on a Romi D-800 Vertical Machining Centre kindly supplied by Romi Machines UK.

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