Somers Forge buys A&B Richardson

Somers Forge has acquired A&B Richardson Engineering, which will continue to operate under the A&B Richardson Engineering name. The deal will allow Halesowen-based Somers Forge to build upon current machining capabilities, with it tripling the company’s CNC capacity. A&B Richardson Engineering, based in Oldbury, is a specialist in tool and die manufacture. The firm has continually invested in a variety of CNC machine tools, CAD design capabilities and welding technologies.

Somers Forge production director Alex Cross says: “Last year we made a £1m investment in a new CNC vertical boring machine that is helping us to manage capacity for a specific product range. However, we also recognised the need for greater capacity in CNC milling, so the acquisition of A&B Richardson was the perfect solution. The purchase has tripled our CNC machining capacity and further enhanced our capabilities, allowing us to continue offering competitive lead times and products of the highest quality.”

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