Manufacturer puts its stamp on the Middle East

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159-year-old metal stamping specialist Brandauer has invested £1.5m in a new high-speed production cell to deliver a major contract to the Middle East.

Based in Birmingham, Brandauer has strengthened its long-term relationship with Bruderer by installing a BSTA410-100, a high-performance stamping press with a mass balancing system and adjustable stroke.

The machine will be used to manufacture stainless steel substrate frames for a male grooming product that is exported to Israel.

Brandauer says The Bruderer BSTA 410-110 B2 was selected, customised, and commissioned against intense international competition to meet the requirements of its global client.

The press, alongside another Bruderer BSTA 510-110 B2, can produce up to 100 million parts for the customer every year.

Rowan Crozier, CEO of Queen’s Award-winning Brandauer said: “We needed technology that could give us the tolerances and speed required by the customer to meet the order quantities, quantities that have more than doubled since winning the work.

“The Bruderer was our 26th press of theirs. We know the level of performance and reliability it can deliver and we knew we could work with their engineers to spec the machine so that it not only gave us the control we wanted for this project but could also be deployed to pick up other high volume contracts we might be managing in the future.

He continued: “We haven’t been disappointed. The control technology provides automatic ram shut height adjustment while the press is under acceleration and deceleration load for guaranteed process stability and pinpoint repeatability.”

Adrian Haller, managing director of Bruderer UK, said: “We’ve been helping Brandauer produce precision parts since 1976, so it’s great that the firm has once again turned to our presses for its latest product introduction.

“The tri-modular progression tool has more than twenty different stages and is one of the most complex the company has ever created. Our ram guidance system – exclusively at strip level helps eliminate displacement between the punch and the lower die giving engineers the ultimate control over the quality of the component.

“It also plays a big role in reducing tool wear, which I know Rowan and the team were very keen on.”