Record growth announced by Erodex

Erodex UK Ltd, a supplier of EDM graphite and tooling to the aerospace market, has experienced record levels of growth following a £3.5m investment and expansion into North America. Turnover increased 20% during the last financial year following previous record years for the firm. The growth has been a direct result of the investment, specifically targeted at work within the aerospace and industrial turbine sectors.

“We have experienced significant growth on the tooling side of the business, which in fact is the fastest growing part of the Erodex group,” says director Steve Rolinson. “The decision to invest in our own toolrooms and dedicated tooling inspection facilities has given us real market differentiation.”
As well as picking up a number of new clients in China and Israel, the company has benefitted from its decision to establish a new £2m facility in Virginia, USA, as well as investing £1.5m in a new UK toolroom and machine shop.
Regarding the expansion into the US, co-director John Rolinson says: “Rolls-Royce announced the opening of a new turbine blade facility in Virginia and we were asked to support that as a result of our long-term working relationship.”
To facilitate the growth, Erodex has expanded its workforce by 10% to above 100, taking on three experienced aerospace toolmakers, a tooling manager, two project managers, designers and more CNC operators. A group quality manager and group quality engineer were also recruited as part of a move towards AS9100 Rev D, ISO14001 and NADCAP certifications.
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