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.
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.
Smith Bullough currently have for sale an INDUCTELEC. 75 KV Induction Heater.
Ex Nottingham University. Very little used. Good condition. Suitable for production or spares. Reactors alone for this type of unit are in short supply and sell for about £1.500 each.
May be inspected on site. Sold as seen.
Type ISI 75/10/600
Main line amps =180
Click the link to view our eBay listing.
Director Tim Garton visited the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), which is one of seven Advanced Manufacturing Research centres that the Government has set up.
Discussions took place which should keep Smith Bullough at the forefront of bolt manufacturing technology.
John Hilton and Tim Garton represented Smith Bullough at the Torque Expo Fastener Exhibition at Silverstone on the 11th and 12th of October.
John and Tim were kept busy with visitors who represented a good cross-section of the British fastener distribution industry. Great interest was shown in our non-standard Metric range and the special bolting that is produced in our factory, alongside the new ranges of fasteners in stainless, non-ferrous and exotic materials made possible by our expansion in 2016.
Many great contacts were made and we look forward to Torque Expo 2017!
Various pieces of manufacturing plant in transit to our factory. This equipment will extend and improve our capability.
More detail to follow in the coming weeks.
A surplus thread roller leaves for its new home in Spain. We need the space to meet increased demand for production of non-standard Metric fasteners.
On the 10th February 2015, Smith Bullough were featured on Sky News as an example of a fast-growing firm, as PM David Cameron hailed business as the country’s “job engine”. Click the image above to watch the video on the Sky News website.
During a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce, Mr. Cameron outlined steps taken by the Government to support UK businesses and pledged to launch a financing scheme to help fast-growing businesses.
Smith Bullough recently supplied some square head bolts with special head dimensions that were needed for renovation of the famous Grand Fountain in Paisley, Scotland.
For this heritage restoration project, the replacement bolts had to match the original ones exactly.
The square head bolts were manufactured in our forging & machine shop.
The fountain was originally installed in 1867 and is now restored to its former glory.