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WEC Group Invests over 2 Million Pounds in New Machining Technology

12 Aug 2015

Engineering and Fabrication Specialist WEC Group is currently going through a nice spell of growth after investing over £2m on nine new, state- of-the-art machining technology to strengthen its supply chain.


This follows £3m of investments to relocate WEC Machining to a purpose built 33,000 sq. ft. production facility in Blackburn, Lancashire with room for expansion.


The recent investment has seen WEC Machining introduce 6 brand new Haas Machining Centres, a Hancook Oil Country Lathe and an Asquith Butler 8M Machining centre. The group has also brought in a 7 axis Citizen Sliding Head Lathe with 4 metre bar feed and up to 32mm diameter, making it possible to machine large batches of small turned parts at very competitive rates.
The new machinery is a welcome addition to the division’s already extensive capacity list, including 30+ CNC machines, a large 5 axis mill turn centre and two cutting edge precision engineering workshops.


As the division continues to take on more work, more jobs are being created and new shift patterns are being introduced to enhance productivity and significantly reduce lead times.


WEC Machining recently appointed a brand new Operations Manager as well as a Production Planner and is hoping to create a further 20 jobs in the near future, including additional apprentices.


Continuous investment in new technology is the key to WEC Group’s dramatic growth over the past few years. The group has already invested over £3m in new machinery for other divisions since the start of 2015, including a new 7m x 2.4m waterjet cutting machine, a second Fibre laser machine and a brand new £500,000 fully automated powder coating plant.


For more information on the deal or to discuss your machining requirements, please contact WEC on:
T: 01254 700222


Top right image: Asquith Butler Power Centre

Image to the left: Hancook Oil Country Lathe


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