Rojac networks with the ABDN and gains additional staff
Rojac Tooling Technologies were recently able to take on additional staff when
unfortunately Shell-Mould Pattern Plate Co. (part of the HL Thorne & Co
Ltd Group of Companies) of Tividale, West Midlands closed its doors after almost
70 years of trading, having been originally established in 1938.
Duncan Blakemore (pictured left), Managing Director of Rojac says, “We are extremely
busy, having worked hard to diversify our business and were very glad to take
on three highly-skilled people who are very experienced, especially in
these times when it is so difficult to find high-quality people ”.
Furthermore, Duncan says, “Rojac have received a number of enquiries for tooling
from ABCD Plastics Ltd (also part of the HL Thorne Group of Companies) so we
could also be gaining some additional business in the near future. The
AEA Network were a great help in brokering our now growing relationship with
the HL Thorne Group of Companies to make all this possible”.
Rojac Tooling Technologies specialise in the design and manufacture of mould
tooling for a wide range of applications. It does business with a diverse
range of markets including aerospace, automotive, special effects, F1 and medical,
specialising in large, five-axis CNC machining of composite, compression, PU,
and RTM tooling, with the ability to take a product from development through
to final production, large volume and prototypes.
Main Contact: Duncan Blakemore | Email: [email protected] |
ABCD Plastics Ltd are specialists in vacuum forming of large components and
PU parts for automotive, caravan manufacture, transit media, construction equipment
and many other sectors.
Its production capacity includes five computer controlled thermo-forming machines
offering window plate sizes up to 4 metres by 2.5 metres, and trimming facilities
with high-frequency 2 & 4 position rotary tables and 5 axis CNC machines
with a cutting bed size of 4.1 metres by 2.5 metres. Polyurethane production
capacity includes multiple low and high pressure machines with material outputs
up to 60 kg per minute. It has two tracks for moulding of small polyurethane
components (up to 1000gms) with capacity for up to 500,000 mouldings per year.
In addition, ABCD have capacity for up to 65,000 polyurethane mouldings up to
15kgs from stand alone tooling.
Main Contact: Paul Tulloch, Business Development Manager | Email: [email protected]
Member wins £100,000 of new orders
The UKCCM has secured more than £100,000 of new orders for a
leading West Midlands
The latest company to benefit is Edwards Precision Engineering Ltd of Tyburn Road, Erdington. Recognised as one of the largest and most experienced specialist engineering and subcontract toolmakers in the UK, Edwards has won an additional £100,000 worth of business through its work with the UKCCM team.
Technical sales director, Chris Pitt, said: “Through our link to the UKCCM site we have a more prominent presence on the net. Over the past two years, since using its services, we have seen a significant increase in new enquiries through our website. It is also an excellent market research tool and keeps us up to date on important issues in the industry.”
Project Consultant, Mark Swift, said: “The internet is a valuable marketing tool when used effectively. By providing a professional platform for the area’s companies to showcase their abilities, we have raised the profile of the region’s manufacturing on a large scale – resulting in a huge amount of new business for individual companies such as Edwards Precision Engineering Ltd. The industry is so wide-ranging, from providing components for aircraft to designing tailor-made machines to produce specialist parts, it can often be difficult for purchasers to find exactly what they are looking for."
Set up as part of Warwick University’s Manufacturing Group with European Regional Development Funding, UKCCM not only gives companies access to global business opportunities, it assists in forging trusted partnerships and managing projects online.
UKCCM beats the other directories in the Google Ranking Race!
Eageldale and S W Joinery had limited internet exposure besides the general business directories. UKCCM completed a Competency Profile and once published to our portal, a search on Google found their profiles ranked highly on Google’s first page, compared to the other directories.
A UKCCM profile is a very detailed description of a company’s key processes and skills as well as the usual contact information listed in the other directories. This means buyers searching for particular products and services can see at a glance a company’s capability, size, reference customers and how they like to conduct business.
This has provided a really focused exposure for Eagledale and SW Joinery and they have already picked up enquiries, which illustrates the immediate benefits of a profile listed in the UKCCM directory.
A New Company Gets New Business
A & M EDM is a Midlands based wire and spark erosion company. As a young company they focused on their local market but quickly came to realise that the advantages of technology brought greater accessibility irrespective of where their customers were physically situated
As a result of this Mark Wingfield from A & M EDM contacted the West Midlands Collaborative Commerce Marketplace to see how we could support the company. After an initial meeting we completed a Competency Profile and within 2 weeks of A & M EDM’s profile being published on UKCCM, Mark contacted us to say they had secured £11,000 of new business as a direct result of a google search displaying their profile. Mark is currently working with UKCCM to further enhance A & M EDM’s online presence.