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Through a new business division selling special project engineering services epm have delivered their first contribution to the London Olympic games; measuring equipment for Canoe Slalom UK.
“We are obviously very pleased to be involved in any way with the London summer Games” explains MD and Owner of epm technology Graham Mulholland. “This is especially interesting to me as in my younger days I was a Slalom Canoeist and my competition canoe was made from composite materials which regularly needed a repair and that’s the spark which contributed to the development of epm technology group, which I started in 1996. We are therefore really pleased about our first contribution to this summer’s games and being connected to Slalom Canoeing.”
Mulholland explains “epm technology has designed and manufactured the measuring equipment for Canoe Slalom UK, to supply to the International Canoe Federation. The equipment has already been used in a warm up event at the Cardiff Canoe Slalom World Cup Race 1. Now proving they are all ready for the main event, the Olympic Races to be held at Lee Valley White Water Centre from 29th July to 2nd August.”
Mulholland continued “Designing a piece of equipment to efficiently measure over 500 competition canoes through a pre-race scrutineering process was an interesting challenge for epm. The project has developed into a dry run for our new project engineering/knowledge exchange services, which in time will be helping customers to solve problems and help future non-composite customers to design products and understand composites better. This can then develop into producing one off components or components in batch production runs that require full engineering support. Once the projects have been proven they can even be transferred back to the client for them to manage their own production requirements if required or we continue to support their requirements.”
“In our immediate past there has been a 12m yacht table for the world’s most expensive privately owned yacht, 7.2m clock hands for The Harmony Clock Tower in China and now this critical calibrated measuring equipment for the summer games, these have all gone through a formal process to support new customers to composites. It therefore makes sense to formalise these activities into their own division, offering chargeable services. This is all about knowledge and technology delivery.”
According to epm, this clearly splits their business into three core activities, F1 component manufacture and assembly supply, project engineering and know-how exchange and production of composite parts that are complex and/or structural in a batch production environment for Aerospace and Automotive markets.
Mulholland concluded “It is funny how things come full circle from being a Slalom Canoeist, competing week in week out; to supporting the sport using the know-how from the business, the sport itself ‘in no small way’ contributed to making epm what it is today.”
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