CBE+ gains sponsor for SC21 programme

Precision engineering subcontractor CBE+ has been selected by UK aerospace OEM Leonardo for sponsorship on the SC21 operational excellence programme.

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SC21 is a continuous improvement programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace and defence industry by optimising the performance of its supply chains. Certification is only achieved after all SC21 framework requirements have been met, and covers elements such as delivery, quality, sustainable improvement, business and manufacturing excellence.
For further information https://cbeplus.com/

MTC appears on best companies list

Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) has been listed at number 57 in the ‘75 Best Companies to Work For in the Midlands – 2020’.

The achievement comes hot on the heels of the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For in 2020’, which listed the MTC at number 77 nationally. Dr Clive Hickman, chief executive at the MTC, says the accolade reflects the efforts taken to make sure the MTC is a great place to work, and that employees are engaged, valued and looked after: “We make great efforts to ensure the MTC is a happy and satisfying place to work, while at the same time challenging our people to fulfil their potential.”
For further information www.the-mtc.org

More staff at Ward CNC

After a year of high business growth, Ward CNC is ramping up its staff levels with several key additions to the team.

The latest employees are being announced to underpin the current growth trajectory, but also to support the company’s ‘More Than Machines’ philosophy, which is dedicated to further enhancing its commitment to customer service, from initial introduction and application requirements, through to sales, delivery, installation, training, spares, consumables and technical support.
A key appointment sees Ward CNC appoint Richard Hunter Rowe (pictured) as its head of sales operations. Joining the company in January, Rowe is a member of the senior management team and his role is to devise national sales strategies and operational support plans. He will ensure the sales team is positioned to deliver growth objectives and fiscal budgets, as well as shaping future strategic objectives.
For further information www.wardcnc.com

Mazak opens machine-tool museum

The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Machine Tools in Minokamo, Japan, is now open to visitors. Displaying machines of the 18th century, right through to the modern age of connectivity and automation, among the highlights is an automatic production line that uses IoT technology to manufacture components.

The museum exhibits portray the status of machine tools as ‘mother machines’ that produce the parts required to keep vital equipment operational in highly important industries such as aerospace, medical and automotive. These educational exhibits include several traditional machine tools in working condition, as well as other objects of interest, such as cars, aircraft and a steam train. Each exhibit has been painstakingly restored in co-operation with manufacturers from all over the world.
For further information www.mazakeu.co.uk