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Mechanical power press firm doubles capacity

Posted on 17 Sep 2019 and read 735 times
Mechanical power press firm doubles capacityTipton-based Midland Power Press Services (MPPS) has doubled its capacity after investing in a new unit (www.mpps.co.uk).

The family-run business, which provides repairs, spares, inspection and upgrades on over 100 different machines, now has over 10,000ft2 of space split across dedicated machining and fitting shops.

The £300,000 investment follows a sustained period of growth, with new contracts from the metal-working, automotive and white-goods sectors helping the company towards a turnover of £3 million — the best in its nearly 30-year history.

In addition to the second site, the company has also bought a new Versa-Lift — a fork-lift that has an extendable frame to help with the smooth and safe lifting of heavy machinery.

Company secretary Josie Stevenson said: “We have had an excellent 12 months, as more manufacturers are looking to keep their existing presses working longer, and that is where we can really make a difference.

“Our engineers can refurbish, repair, service and upgrade a wide variety of power presses, and this expertise has seen us win work from the likes of GKN, Glen Dimplex, Stadco, Tata Steel and Federal Mogul.

“Over the last three years, we have invested heavily in developing our CNC machining capabilities, bringing certain services in-house and doubling our capacity, so we are now in a position to take on additional contracts.

“Moreover, the growth we have achieved of late has necessitated the need for five more people, including a new health and safety manager.”