Guhring appoints new managing director

Posted on 19 Jul 2018 and read 203 times
Guhring appoints new managing  directorBirmingham-based Guhring Ltd (www.guhring.co.uk) has appointed Chris Weston as its new managing director; he replaces Mike Dinsdale, who is retiring at the end of 2018 after almost 40 years at the company.

Since joining Guhring in 1999, Mr Weston has been involved in all aspects of the business — sales, project engineering, production management and more recently as general manager.

This extensive experience in all areas places him in an ideal position to drive the business forward.

In 2017, Guhring moved to a new ‘state of the art’ manufacturing facility in Birmingham which incorporates the latest plant and equipment.

Since the opening of the new facility, Guhring has increased its staff numbers by 15% (to 87 people), and its UK cutting-tool production and sales have both increased significantly.

Mr Weston said: “We now have the latest in-house capability to design, develop, manufacture and service precision HSS, carbide and PCD/CBN cutting tools.

"In addition to our impressive manufacturing capabilities and service, we are proud to offer over £3.5 million of tooling from stock. This provides immediate availability on standard tools and short delivery on special tools.

“As we look to the future, the sheer complexity and diversity of product choice from Guhring and the availability of bespoke product solutions have prompted us to open an internal Training Academy.

"Working in close partnership with the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), we installed machine tools to provide a training, trial and demonstration suite.

"This will support our in-house product development, while offering customers access to a first-class environment
to conduct trials.

"I would like to thank Mike for his lifelong commitment to Guhring and steering the company to its current position.”

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