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Enterprise Europe Network Advisor helps company gain a grant for a much needed expansion

Hangfast Ltd. trades from Bingley. Historically, the business provided lighting gantries and visual display stands to outdoor events and concerts mainly in the UK. This part of the business is still in place with the company supplying events such as Royal Ascot. As the business has developed, the company now sees the majority of its income coming from the production

Written on 7th October 2016Guy Foster
Published in Case study, Engineering

D2 bearings clinches exclusive distributership

Bradford and Airedale Manufacturing Alliance member D2 bearings has gained an exclusive contract to supply Mupo Race Suspension for performance motorbikes. David Croft, the MD of D2 is heavily involved in Endurance Series and Century Racing. These races take place over six to eight hours, with three drivers changing places for the non- stop races. During his networking in the

Written on 7th October 2016Guy Foster
Published in Case study, Engineering, Members' News, News

An Ex-press desire to grow


Formed in 1990, Ex-pressed Steel Panels produce handmade panels for discontinued cars from producers such as Ford (Escort, Cortina), Austin, Morris, Avenger and Sunbeam which are bought by members of car clubs and people involved in historic rallying throughout the world. Employing nine people, the Keighley-based company is always looking to bring new products to market and is currently considering

Written on 4th April 2016Guy Foster
Published in Case study, New story 3, News

Nilorn and Appris

Over the years we have built a strong and successful relationship with Appris.  We have used them for various training needs from apprenticeships in business admin, warehousing and manufacturing to effective team member skills, CIPD, team leadership and management qualifications.  Our apprenticeship programme with Appris has been extremely successful, out of 37 employees, 3 are currently apprentices and 8 have

Written on 28th January 2016Guy Foster
Published in Case study, Members' News, New story 3, News

BAMA supports D2 growth

D2 Group began in 1990 with co-directors David Croft and David Carlton. The company is a market leading supplier of Koyo Bearings, Renold and Iris Chains and offers an engineering design service. David Croft is an experienced engineer with a background in design and implementation of machines. David Carlton’s background is in supply chain management, logistics and purchasing. This combination

Written on 22nd October 2015Guy Foster
Published in Case study, Engineering, News

Fab Lab Airedale helps out Global Electronics Company

Fab Lab Airedale, based at Keighley College, has come to the aid of global electronics company Premier Farnell, who were developing a new piece of hardware which required plastic supports manufacturing. These would normally be injection moulded; however, the costs for making the tooling are extremely high, often running into thousands of pounds. Fab Lab were approached by Farnell with

Written on 22nd October 2015Guy Foster
Published in Case study, Electronics, News

New customers for White Cross Rings

White Cross Rings have been in business for over 40 years. Their services include, tube bending, ring bending (for strengthening underground pipelines and road tankers), plate rolling, spiral handrails (for architectural spiral staircases), barriers and hoops (for roadsides, car parks and stadia). They also have a new division – Yorgrip which produces aluminum open grid flooring, catwalks, walkways, safety platforms,

Written on 22nd October 2015Guy Foster
Published in Case study, Engineering, New story 3, News

Racking up 20 years

Racks storage and manufacture

Bingley based Industrial Storage firm Racks Industries Ltd is celebrating 20 years of trading this month with recognition of staff loyalty and appropriate rewards. A major local employer since its formation in 1995, Racks Industries has aspired to lead the way in heavy duty Cantilever Racking design & manufacture. In 2005 sister Company Mezzanine Industries Limited was created; to open

Written on 9th October 2015Guy Foster
Published in Case study, Members' News, News