VTL Group

January 24, 2012

With headquarters in Huddersfield, VTL Group is an international provider of precision components and assemblies for turbochargers, transmissions, engines and braking systems. It employs nearly 500 people worldwide and has revenues totalling more than £70m.

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Reliance Precision

January 24, 2012

Reliance Precision is an independent, family owned engineering company with manufacturing facilities in Huddersfield and Cork, Ireland. Half of their business is derived from the scientific and medical sectors, whilst aerospace and defence accounts for a quarter of production.

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Vire Engineering

January 24, 2012

Business is booming at Vire Engineering, Totnes, which produces high quality hose and pipe fittings for race cars, from Clubman up to Formula One, ensuring that brake fluid, fuel, oil and coolant all flow reliably.

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Seco Tools

January 24, 2012

Seco Tools’ UK headquarters and factory, based in new, purpose-built premises in Alcester, is the Swedish group’s worldwide centre of excellence for producing custom versions of its high pressure Jetstream tooling. It is also the only facility in the UK operated by a major tooling supplier that designs and manufactures custom tools for non-standard turning and prismatic machining applications.

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MJB Precision Engineering

January 23, 2012

Founded in 1994 by Mark Bevan, MJB Precision Engineering relocated a decade later to its current premises at Sturminster Newton. It allowed the 15-employee subcontractor to offer a modern manufacturing facility for prototyping and short batch work through to mass production of complex parts.

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Blatchford

January 23, 2012

In the mid 1990s, Chas A Blatchford & Sons bought an INDEX G200 turn-mill centre, having decided it was the best machine for manufacturing metal components used in prosthetics for lower limbs. A recent reappraisal of machines on the market showed that the German machine tool builder’s technology is still the best production solution, 15 years on.

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Biomet

January 23, 2012

At the Bridgend factory of orthopaedic implant manufacturer, Biomet, acetabular shells for replacement hips are turn-milled from titanium bar in a quarter of the time it used to take a decade ago. It is because they are now produced on a twin-turret B-axis lathe from INDEX, Germany, supplied by UK agent, Geo Kingsbury, whereas previously they were machined on conventional CNC lathes.

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