Midlands foundry plans to fix overseas products
Midlands foundry, Midland Pressure Diecasting (MPD), has invested £250,000 in new equipment to fix products from overseas suppliers. MPD has bought a Doosan CNC vertical machining centre and a new spark eroder to meet growing demands from clients to reshore low-quality imports.
MPD recently bought the UK’s largest vibratory de-burring machine as part of the firm’s desire to add a single source solution for its customers, including design, toolmaking, casting and finishing.
Ash Suman, Managing Director of MPD, explained: “The last twelve months have been great for the business as we saw new contract wins across automotive, leisure, security and the telecommunications sectors.
“The key driver has been our ability to take on complex parts and deliver quicker than our competitors. This led to many clients choosing to reshore production from international rivals, who were just not getting it right and delivering sub-standard parts.”
He continued: “Over £1m of orders are in the pipeline and the recent investment will ensure we have the capacity to complete in excess of £5m in sales by January 2020 – our best ever year since we launched in 2000.”
Midland Pressure Diecasting offers aluminium and zinc high pressure die casting services to customers in batch sizes (ranging from 50 parts to 5 million) and with components as heavy as 6kg. The Midlands foundry employs 65 people across two sites on Ashmore Lake Way in Willenhall.