Investments on show at Subcon

20 Apr 2017
The Mini Gears Group will be showcasing its complete new range of machined components at Subcon

The Mini Gears Group will be showcasing its complete new range of machined components at Subcon

There will be a whole host of new services and capabilities following recent investments at Subcon, which runs from 6 to 8 June at the NEC, Birmingham.

In fabrication, WEC Group has invested over £11m in equipment and facilities over the last 18 months as the basis for its expansion nationwide, while multi-metal stockholder Kloeckner has just added advanced bending and additional laser cutting capacity to its services.

Precision machining specialist PGT Ceewrite meanwhile has also invested £11m to completely upgrade its Dorset facility and double its capacity for highly complex wire and spark erosion.

The machining services sector will also be strongly represented across the show. New services coming on stream include a subcontract CNC cylindrical grinding facility at Perfect Bore and new large-format, heavy-duty machining centres at PRV.

Following heavy investment in new technology, specialist subcontract engineering company Mini Gears Group expanded its services so that precision machining accounts for 60% of the business and it will be showcasing its complete new range of machined components at Subcon.

In plastics, a five-year multi-million investment programme at Chess Plastics is nearing completion with the installation of another new Negri Bossi moulder and Meadex has just completed a new clean room suite for plastic and rubber moulding. Hepworth Group has launched a new RIM Moulding Division, which adds an additional manufacturing option to its extensive range of fabrication services.

In other processes, Carlton Die Castings has installed a twin-pallet Mazak machining centre that allows it to supply fully-machined castings ready for assembly. Materials coatings expert NikaWorks has developed a new series of functional coatings for surgical instruments.

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