Engineer sees £500k return on investment in new machinery

The new kit
Investment in new machinery has led to a £500,000 new orders boost for a Lancashire engineering specialist. Merc Aerospace, based in Barrowford, has seen turnover jump to £4.2m after investing in two state-of-the-art CNC (computer numerical control) machines, replacing five older models, as part of its commitment to lean manufacturing and reducing lead times for customers which include Airbus AgustaWestland, BAE Systems and Bombardier. Moving to ‘one-hit’ machining will drastically cut down on set-up and programming times,... For the full story register now for free or login below...