Two new machines have accelerated the ambitions of our growing Leicester-based metalworking business.

We have invested £300,000 in two press brakes, adding 40% more capacity to our operations.

The press brakes, sourced from Axe & Status, have been designed with combined capabilities to fold components up to 6 metres, and with bending force up to 640 tonnes. The kit will allow us to process anything from intricate bracketry to non-standard lengths or thicknesses of metals for its clients.

Stephen Keates, one of our founding Director, said:

“This is a really exciting development for our business, part of our ongoing strategy of investment for growth. The new press brakes allow us to better meet our customers’ needs, not only increasing the folding length but also the bending force. Where typical press brakes process up to 3 metres using up to 130 tonnes force, we have more than doubled this.”

The new kit is the latest in a round of investments since our business moved to new premises in the former home of Fox’s Confectionary in Leicester last year.

A 10-month renovation of the factory saw 24 dedicated welding bays, six gantry cranes and a paint line installed, creating a full assembly shop. Two new Trumpf lasers and an on-site shot blasting unit were also installed.

Our 100-strong team now work from the 88,000 sqft facility, producing solutions for clients across the automotive, construction, mining, and specialist manufacturing sectors.

We have also invested heavily in clean energy solutions, including solar panels to generate around 60% of the energy our operations require.