Bellows and machinery protection system maker Beakbane has launched a new sheet metal fabrication service.
The Kidderminster-based firm hopes to market the service by offering stability to companies that may have lost suppliers or have concerns about the viability of their supply chain.
The company has been established for more than 50 years and is a long-term supplier the tool-making, rail transport, medical equipment and food industries.
Customers include Bombardier, Varian Medical Systems and the machine tool manufacturer Mazak.
To support its new subcontracting service, Beakbane has re-equipped its sheet metal operation with a new Trumpf 3030 laser profiling machine and two LVD 3m CNC Easy Form laser press brakes.
The company says it can offer a complete service from design – using 2D and 3D systems such as AutoCAD and SolidWorks – from profiling to electrical assembly and finishing.
Managing director Barry Reeves said: “Customers are looking for highly capable and financially sound suppliers who are going to be around for a while. We have the support, resources and stability of a large independent company behind our subcontract manufacturing service and have retooled with the latest sheet metal machinery to expand into this market.
“We can offer a comprehensive service at whatever level of complexity the customer wants.”