26 Jun 2012
Caparo Dynamics gets national recognition
A Cradley Heath engineering company has gained national recognition after one of its products was picked for a showcase of the best in British manufacturing. Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris nominated Caparo Dynamics’ Type X anti-vibration mount for the Made by Britain project. The mount is used in submarines and warships to safeguard delicate equipment from being damaged by vibration and sudden impacts.
An adapted version of the Type X mount is also being used by companies servicing off-shore wind turbines, as it allows boats to travel more quickly to the turbines without being affected by excessive noise and dangerous levels of vibration. The company is also developing special versions of its mounts for British military vehicles, to help protect servicemen and women from the impact of road-side bombs.
Speaking after visiting the Caparo Dynamics factory, Mr Morris said: “I was delighted to have an opportunity to visit the factory to see the range of products, which have gained such a fantastic reputation for quality and design for both military and commercial applications. The Type X Mount is a wonderful example of a product made using a combination of traditional local ‘metal bashing’ and ‘state of the art’ technology and skills. It is an innovative product, which companies around the world are struggling to copy. That is why I thought that it was worthy of being included in this prestigious project, alongside some of the most famous names in British manufacturing.”
The Made by Britain project was developed by the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group and the 1851 Royal Commission, an organisation set up to promote British manufacturing after the Great Exhibition of that year.