Chorley-based Pexion Group
, a leading engineering service provider specialising in design and manufacture solutions, has signed a multi-million-pound contract, to consolidate the technology management and advancement of its multiple manufacturing businesses, with Engineering Technology Group
(ETG). The deal will see Wellesbourne-based ETG become a turnkey provider to the whole Group.
In the first stage of the agreement, Pexion Group companies will take delivery of six machine tools with significantly more planned in future phases of the long-term agreement. With a range of engineering and manufacturing businesses under its ownership, the Group aims to create a uniform manufacturing platform across its businesses.
The new partnership will enable Pexion to consolidate the service, support and maintenance of its manufacturing facilities while providing ETG with the opportunity to implement technology, productivity and automation advancements throughout the Group which includes a number of sub-contract businesses such as Drurys Engineering, Claro Precision, Paragon Precision, Oxton Engineering and Rictor Engineering.
ETG Group managing director Martin Doyle said: “This deal is the result of a long-established relationship with the Pexion Group and will see ETG provide an ongoing long-term ‘complete care package’ where we will be analysing businesses within the Group to support and implement change.
“The core aim will be to create greater business synergies between Pexion Group members while upskilling staff and introducing new technologies to drive growth, capacity, automation and diversification.”
Pexion Group CCO Darren Turner said: “This new contract provides Pexion Group with a long-term investment, and starts an initial focus on optimising our productivity and overall capabilities as a Group. What we offer at Pexion is unique to the industry and this investment will not only aid our growth and future plans but continue to improve and streamline our production to meet an increasing customer demand.”
In the first stage of the contract, ETG will deliver a new Quaser three-axis machining centre and a twin-spindle, twin-turret Nakamura-Tome WY150 multi-axis turning centre to Drurys Engineering. Also receiving a Nakamura-Tome WY150 turning centre, a three-axis Quaser MV184 machining centre and a five-axis Quaser will be Oxton Engineering Ltd.
Completing the first phase of installations will be a Nakamura NTRX300L large bed turning centre that will be supplied to Claro Precision.
Each machine tool has been diligently selected based upon the specific needs of the respective businesses. In all cases, the ETG engineering team has worked closely with Pexion Group engineers to optimise productivity, capability, capacity and flexibility with the over-arching aim of synergising the sub-contract businesses through cross-platform Industry 4.0 technology solutions.