Midland Power Press Services (MPPS), which provides repairs, spares, inspection and upgrades on over 100 different machines, now has over 10,000 sq ft of space split across dedicated machining and fitting shops.
The £300,000 investment on the expansion and the CNC machines comes on the back of a sustained period of growth, with new contracts from the metalworking, automotive and white goods sectors helping it push towards £3m turnover – the best 12 months in its near 30-year history.
In addition to the second site, the company has also bought a new Versa-Lift for £150,000, a unique forklift that has an extendable frame to help with the smooth and safe lifting of heavy machinery.
Josie Stevenson, company secretary at Midland Power Press Services, commented: “We have had an excellent 12 months as more manufacturers are looking at keeping their existing presses working longer and that’s where we can really make a difference.
“Our team of engineers can refurbish, repair, service and upgrade over 100 different types of power press and this expertise has seen us win work for the likes of GKN, Glen Dimplex, Stadco, Tata Steel and Federal Mogul.”
She continued: “Over the last three years, we have invested heavily in moving towards CNC machining, bringing certain services in-house and doubling our capacity so we are in a position to take on additional contracts. We now have enough space across the two units to offer confined space equipment, which is a big requirement when working with presses.
“The growth has also necessitated the need for five additional people, including a new health and safety manager. The recent open day was a huge success, attracting over 100 people,” continued Stevenson. “There has been a lot of changes here and we wanted to show new and existing customers/suppliers exactly what we can offer, including the new machining shop and the state-of-the-art design software we are using to help identify issues for the customer.”
She concluded: “If the order pipeline continues as it is, we’ll enter our 30th year on course for £4m.”