Aerospace deal puts Tees Components on a high

Posted on 28 Apr 2018 and read 718 times
Aerospace deal puts Tees Components on a highSkelton-based Tees Components — a heavy- machining specialist — is looking to recruit four people after winning a number of new contracts, including a six-month project (for Allerton Steel in Northallerton) to machine four 60-tonne walls, each 11 x 4.5m, for the new £40 million Airbus Wing Integration Centre in Bristol.

These walls will form a ‘strong room’ that will be used to subject aeroplane wings to complex and extreme forces.

Sharon Lane, Tees Components general manager, said: “We’re always handling bespoke and unusual projects, pushing the boundaries of heavy machining.

“This particular project involves very large and very precise machining, but this type of work is what we’re known for — it is very much our ‘bread and butter’.”

As well as the contract with Allerton Steel, Tees Components has recently completed work on the Astute-class submarine programme.

The 50-year-old family-run business has recently invested £500,000 in a new multi-axis CNC machine tool, plus new branding and Web site (www.teescomponents.co.uk).

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