New tech & new capacity

Published:  27 January, 2022

Advanced assembly, forming and fabrication assets from Sertec’s recently closed springs and wire forms division have been given a new lease of life at Dorset-based WILLIAM HUGHES.

When the assets became available, engineering director, Emma Burgon, spotted an opportunity to not only bolster her company’s existing capabilities, but also introduce new ones.

“We’ve been able to increase our welding capacity,” she explains, “growing from eight weld cells to 12, and we will be adding a further four bending machines, taking us up to 10 in total. We’re also planning to move some plant to our facility in Bulgaria.”

The new assets have almost immediately resulted in new business too, with the company recently winning significant business for welded-assembly work and contracts for six new wire frames.

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