In June 2020, Smith Bullough was featured in FastFix Technology Magazine.
The article details recent expansion of the manufacturing range, including increase of forging length to 750mm long, addition of bar fed machining and a new drilling section, as well as internal broaching to form hexagon sockets in steel and stainless.
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Smith Bullough was featured in the May 2020 issue of Fastener & Fixing Magazine.
The article details recent expansion of the product range, including increase of forging length to 750mm long, addition of a new drilling section and implementation of a full works order tracking system that has allowed us to streamline the entire manufacturing process.
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Supporting our Key Workers
With many of our customers still open for business, we recognise the importance of our role in the supply chain, and we are working tirelessly to make sure we continue delivering to you the products and services you need, when you need them.
In recent open letters, the UK Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, has praised supply chain members to the Manufacturing sector – we are one of them. On behalf of the Government, he asked for our ongoing and continuous support in the supply of business-critical products to the NHS and to companies operating in Critical National Infrastructure sectors.
Some of the Key Sectors we are servicing during these difficult times are:-
Energy (Oil & Gas, Renewables, Nuclear)
Repair & maintenance
Food & drink
We continue with business as usual, therefore, we are in a great position to meet whatever requirements you might have.
As we continue to navigate through these difficult times, we would like to reassure you that, whilst we are open for business, we have adopted numerous measures to keep our employees, suppliers, and customers, safe.
On behalf of the Smith Bullough team please take care, stay safe, and thank you for your continued support.
Nut and Bolt manufacturing and supply continues at Smith Bullough under Government coronavirus guidelines and restrictions. Priority is being given to producing parts for key industry demand.
Smith Bullough was represented at a recent visit to the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre which is one of the seven Catapult Centres that have been set up in the UK. The AMRC is in the network of world-leading research and innovation centres and the site in Rotherham is run by the University of Sheffield.
The programme commenced with an overview presentation of the facilities and was followed by tour of the 2050 Factory. The 2050 factory specialises in digitally assisted assembly, component manufacturing and machining technologies and is capable of rapidly switching production between different high-value components and one-off parts.
We are delighted that drilling expert Rod Dunning, formerly of Werneth Manufacturing, has agreed to join us.
Rod brings a wealth of experience and knowledge built up over a lifetime in the engineering industry and will be working with and training our employees.
These 3mm x 8mm A2 stainless steel pins have been drilled with a 0.8mm hole and are a great example of our new precision driling capabilities.
The Werneth Manufacturing turning and drilling machinery, including jigs and fixtures, have been moved to our factory in Hindley Green. You are most welcome to vistit us to see them and our traditional manufacturing operations including the bolt forging, machining and secondary operations.
Please contact our sales team and we look forward to receiving your enquiries and orders.
Our workforce has commenced a series of Lean Awareness Training workshops, which are being provided by specialist consultant Ian Wilson of IW Process Solutions Ltd.
The workshops, over the coming months, will ensure that lean principles are adopted within our processes.
We are certain that this will provide significant benefits to both our customers and ourselves.
The chemical composition of the raw material that is used to produce a fastener is all important. We are one of the few fastener companies who have an in house capability to undertake material analysis.
Our Spectromax metal analyser has recently been serviced and calibrated to a wide range of materials, including carbon, alloy and stainless steels.
We were delighted to be informed that the results were very consistent and accurate, with our analyser passing with flying colours!
Smith Bullough was featured in the May 2018 issue of Fastener & Fixing Magazine.
The article details recent expansion of the product range, which led to a redesign of the floor plan to accommodate new machinery. This has allowed us to streamline the entire manufacturing process.
Barcode tracking has also been implemented, which has seen an increase in efficiency.
Tim Garton, Director, Smith Bullough, was invited by the CBM trade association to visit JCB to hear a presentation by Chris Bell, General Manager Group Purchasing, that was followed by a tour of the Backhoe production and assembly line.
In the evening there was a meal at the nearby Boar’s Head Hotel which was enjoyed by more than fifty people including past Presidents and former and current Members. The CBM board was represented by the President, David Eales, Geraldine Boulton, chief executive, and Kirsi Lintula.