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Made in the Midlands weekly round up - 25/11/16

Posted on: Nov 25th

Following our second annual East Midlands Exhibition, Made in the Midlands invited four Managing Directors of local manufacturing companies to film the latest episodes of our MIM TV series.

Firstly, we interviewed the Managing Director of Hucknall Sheetmetal (HSM), Jason Thorpe. HSM go the extra mile with personal Directorship involvement and control of all Customer orders, deliveries and project management to ensure the highest level of confidence and satisfaction.

HSM are ISO 9001:2000/AS9100 compliant, have NADCAP Lasering and Welding accreditation and are Rolls Royce 9000 SABRe accredited(#90020). Having these industry standard quality marks is key to our strategic business plan and our continuing prestigious status as a tier one supplier to Rolls Royce.

Managing Director of Boneham and Turner, Charles Boneham visited the studio to discuss his business. Boneham & Turner Ltd are a leading manufacturer and supplier of tooling components and precision engineered components in the UK. You can read more on what they do here.  

On Friday, we welcomed both Richard Munyard, Managing Director of S&S Plastics and Colin Weaver, Managing Director of Ricoh Products UK Ltd. S&S 21,000ft² premises house some of the most technically advanced injection moulding equipment available – 18 machines in total. They also offer a mould tooling facility and 3D surface laminating, as well as plastic bearing production and assembly.

Additionally, Ricoh Products offer solutions for design and prototyping via AM, including rapid tooling for low volume production – or hard tooling for higher volume manufacture – they can take your product through its full development cycle. With their Advanced Metrology centre, we qualify your parts to ensure your product meets the highest quality levels required to launch your product. Make sure you subscribe to watch their videos here.

Taylor’s Transport and FBC Manby Bowdler connect with the BBC

Taylor’s Training Room facility on Export Drive, Huthwaite was full to capacity on Monday 21st November as students from West Notts college and Central Nottingham College attended a presentation from Colin Snape of the RHA which gave an insight into becoming a truck driver. Taylor’s are working closely with the RHA to encourage the young generation to consider the Logistics Sector as a career path.

The students were filmed and interviewed by the BBC and their comments can be seen on the Inside Out Program on BBC1 which will be broadcast in the New Year – date to be advised.

Whereas, Patrons FBC Manby Bowdler have become one of the first in the region to sign up to a new app that aims to revolutionise its interaction with clients.

FBC Manby Bowdler has rolled out The Link app, a dedicated communications application specifically designed for law firms and their clients, amongst lawyers at regional offices in Wolverhampton, Willenhall and Shropshire.

It was the brainchild of former BBC The Apprentice star Lauren Riley. A qualified solicitor herself, she devised the new approach after witnessing first-hand that changes were needed in the legal industry, with customer service at the heart of it.

The app allows lawyers to keeps clients up to date with the progress of their case, reducing the need for constant phone calls, emails and letters, which provides a time and cost saving for the firm.

Engineering Technology Group discuss Nakamura derivative and Quaser

Building on the success of their compact AS-200 machining centre with its dual capability of maximum productivity in diversified small lot batches or high volume single component manufacture, Nakamura Tome have now introduced a derivative – the AS-200LMY+S.

ETG Technical Director Richard Hughes highlights what a formidable machining centre this is and specifically for high volume manufacturing here.

Steve Brown, ETG’s Business Development Manager also discussed the features of the Quaser MK 603 twin pallet vertical machining centre here.

Through being virtual neighbours in Southam, Warwickshire, the Engineering Technology Group and 2G Tooling Ltd have recently completed the installation of a third large capacity Quaser VMC as 2G’s press tool design and manufacturing business continues to thrive.

Specialising in automotive ‘body and white’ press tools and fixtures, 2G has an impressive manufacturing capability based around three Quaser vertical machining centres including the UK’s largest capacity Quaser – a MV234P VMC – which has an impressive machining envelope of 2000 x 762mm.

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