manufacturing

05 Sep 2017
A firm of Shropshire steel fabricators is celebrating after helping a national charity scoop a top prize for a show garden designed to raise the plight of people suffering with serious bowel diseases. Fabweld Steel Products designed a bespoke water wall that was a key feature of the ‘Facing Fear; Finding Hope’ garden by Crohn's and Colitis UK that won a gold medal at the recent Royal...
03 Feb 2017
Manufacturers in Shropshire can now access specialist support and grant funding to improve their business thanks to a new programme in the Marches. The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) will help businesses identify opportunities and create plans for growth and improvement under the new initiative. The £9.7m programme is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and...
30 Jan 2017
Leading UK vehicle conversion company Qi Van Systems of Telford, has just commissioned a state-of-the-art laser cutting machine and a bespoke sheet metal folder at its Stafford Park factory. Following an investment of £600,000 the Bystronic and Amada machines will enable the award-winning firm to speed up its manufacturing operations, while at the same time employing a more environmentally...
12 Jan 2017
Award-winning shipping company Global Freight is reaping the benefits of a strategic move to increase support for the growing regional manufacturing sector. The Shropshire company, which celebrated 20 years in business in 2016, anticipated the effect that uncertainty over Brexit would have on order books and export programmes and is supporting a number of county manufacturers exploring new...
04 Nov 2015
Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings (AFSR), Telford Industrial Fasteners Operations, celebrated its 30th anniversary last month, with the announcement of a $2.5M investment in the business. Established as Huck Fasteners in 1985, the company was acquired by Alcoa and renamed Alcoa Fastening Systems in 2002. In 2014, it became Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings (AFSR) following the acquisition of...
18 Aug 2015
A firm of Shropshire steel fabricators has used its specialist knowledge to design and develop a bespoke drainage solution for a flagship garden centre in Shrewsbury. Telford based Fabweld Steel Products designed, fabricated and installed a security screen and platform for a concrete drainage channel headwall grille as part of the new Percy Thrower’s, a Wyevale Garden Centre development, in...
Harry West Samurai machine
23 Feb 2015
Hidden away in north Shropshire is the workshop of Harry West (Prees) Limited where they manufacture a wide range of machinery. Way back in 1966 (back when Englands footballers were world beaters!) founding Chairman, Harry West, started a steel fabrication unit to meet the needs of the local agricultural community.  Manufacturing specialist straw choppers and manure spreaders lead to adaption and...
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