12 March 2013
12 March 2013
Formaplex has expanded its pattern manufacturing capacity in the UK by nearly a third with investment in two new CMS Aries 4826 5-axis-machines.
Formaplex explains the acquisition of the new state-of-the-art machinery completes a £750,000 investment programme, which supplies composites and pattern manufacturing services for clients in the motorsport, automotive and defence industries, as well as aerospace.
“Investment in these 5-axis machines is an important step in maintaining our high level of client service. We have a reputation for excellence in our field and this expansion in capacity will help us continue to deliver high-quality rapid engineering services to clients across the aerospace and defence industries”, comments Formaplex Composites Director, Jon Payne.
According to Formaplex it has doubled its manufacturing floor space to 85,000 sq. ft., invested £1.75 million in three other 5-axis machines and two large injection-moulding machines and created 40 new jobs since the beginning of 2012.
“British Engineering is once again leading the way in pioneering manufacturing solutions, particularly in the field of patterns and production tooling for the composite industry. Composites are flying the flag for British manufacturing across the world and Formaplex is glad to be a part of this group. The recent growth at Formaplex underlines our commitment to British manufacturing and we are meeting the engineering challenges that 2013 is bringing”, adds Payne.
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