Renishaw completes 66,000 sq ft refurb

RenishawMiskin300The precision engineering company Renishaw has completed a 66,000 sq ft refurbishment of production space at its Miskin site, near Cardiff, South Wales. The new area will provide additional capacity for assembly which includes a new surface mount electronics line and a dedicated area for the production of additive manufacturing machines.

The company purchased the 193 acre site from Robert Bosch in 2011 for £7.7 million and started a single-shift of production in May 2012 following a further £7.5 million investment in the first phase refurbishment and the purchase of 17 CNC metal cutting machine tools. The first phase area is now operating with three shifts and is used to make metal components for a range of precision measurement systems used in industrial applications.

The refurbished areas feature full air-conditioning, ceiling structures designed to reduce noise, and state-of-the art extraction systems to eliminate airborne contaminants.

Manufacturing director Gareth Hankins said, “One of the key aims with all of our manufacturing facilities is to build a pleasant place to work, but also to achieve the wow factor. Every year we play host to visitors from across the world, and whether potential customers, potential employees, politicians or the general public, we think it is important to present a positive image of manufacturing.”

This material is protected by copyright Ken Hurst 2013.


About Ken Hurst

Ken Hurst began his career as a journalist in London over 30 years ago, working on a range of publications before moving on to weekly newspaper production in the newly-independent Zambia of the 1970s. He returned to the UK where his work included spells on newspapers and magazines, before moving to head up Norwich Union’s corporate affairs division. In the 1990s he moved on to freelance, co-own and publish the B2B audio magazine Sound and front the BBC radio Yesterday’s Papers programme. There followed six years as Business Editor at Britain’s biggest selling regional daily newspaper, The Eastern Daily Press, where he led an award-winning team and for whom he still writes a weekly socio/political comment column. Subsequently, he was Group Editorial Director at CBM, responsible for its UK and US magazine output – including The Manufacturer magazine – research-driven industry reports and live events content. Currently he is Contributing Editor at Works Management magazine publisher Findlay Media and Chairman of the consumer publishing house TNT Multimedia Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the British Association of Communicators in Business.
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