Although business has been tough for UK engineering companies over the last couple of years, we’re pleased to say that we’re continuing to buck the trend, by investing in more capacity.
This is largely due to the hard work of our sales team, who have invested considerable time and energy into the development of our overseas markets. As a result, around 85% of our orders are exported, to customers in North America, Europe and Asia.
As our order volumes have increased we’ve steadily invested in new plant and equipment. This has included the construction of dedicated engineering cells for our customers in the medical sector – something that was covered widely in the trade press a year or so ago.
Dawson Shanahan, the specialist cold forming and precision engineering company, has created a dedicated manufacturing cell, comprising four automated high speed grinding machines.
Since then we’ve continued to invest and our latest systems include a high speed Mazak machining centre and a new degreasing line, which we’ll use for component preparation, finishing and cleaning prior to despatch.