NTG Precision Engineering has announced its move to a new purpose-built facility that has seen a series of machinery investments to increase the company’s capabilities and production capacity.
The company operated under a dual production schedule while it transferred its machinery and team from its previous premises to ensure minimal disruption to customer projects. The new 45,000ft² (4,180m²) site in North East England is now fully operational and is three times the size of the firm’s former base.
NTG hopes to improve capacity with the addition of a Mazak i800 simultaneous five-axis machining centre, which will be followed by the installation of a Matsuura H.Plus-405 multi-pallet horizontal machining centre and a Doosan 700LM II Turning centre to grow turning capacity.
This equipment will be used to support the manufacture of metal components for a range of industries, including automotive, food production, automation and energy generation.
Mike Hutchinson, group managing director of NTG, said: “We have grown year on year for the past decade and this new facility will provide the space we need to meet demand and strengthen our position as a manufacturer of choice across our key customer industries.
“We have established ourselves in sectors including defence, electric vehicles, energy generation and food production, particularly from customers that have moved towards reshoring as they become more inclined to source services and products from within the UK.
“This has enabled us to deliver an investment strategy that not only includes the move to our new premises, but also new equipment as well as our people.
“The addition of new technology, such as the five-axis machining centre, enables us to support OEMs with broader precision engineering capabilities as well as building additional capacity with a larger manufacturing footprint.
“The move also supports our investment in people.
“We are focused on delivering high value jobs that provides long-term career paths for our talented team.
“This enables us to establish and deliver upon the partnerships we build with our customers and sustains our contribution to the UK high value manufacturing sector.”
The building layout was also designed with sustainability in mind, and is reportedly part-powered by solar photovoltaic energy and includes electric vehicle charging points and air source heating.