The company said the £750,000 investment at its Newtown facility had the potential to add £2m of new sales to the its current £9m turnover and increases its ability to offer tool transfer services to clients in the aerospace, automotive, electronics and renewables sectors.
Lord Digby Jones (pictured, centre with Bruderer’s Andreas Fischer, left, and Brandauer’s David Spears, right) visited the facility the cut a ribbon to commission the Bruderer presses that will produce more than two billion parts every year as part of Brandauer’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
As well as starting the new machines, Lord Jones also met a number of staff members, including Stuart Berry who has progressed from his apprenticeship to completing a degree in Management of Manufacturing Systems at Birmingham University.
The installation of the Bruderer BSTA 510-125B2 and BSTA 280-75B2 is claimed to be a world first and provides the company with the latest B2 control technology and high-speed precision servo feeds.
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