£250k investment for metal contacts manufacturer

Posted on 31 Jul 2015 by Jonny Williamson

Precious metal contacts and precision metal pressings specialist, Samuel Taylor Limited (STL) is to commission a new multislide press to increase its production capacity for terminal blocks and circuit breaker components.

The total machine tool investment is £250k and along with automated box packing equipment and camera technology, which the firm says will allow extended manufacturing through evenings and weekends for the high volume quantities involved in these markets.

The Worcestershire-based firm has been established for more than 100 years and is still family-owned, with a commitment to reinvesting in the business part of the reason behind STL’s longevity.

The company’s Carl Siviter commented: “The business has made steady investments in its history, to ensure that we remain globally competitive and continue on this proven path.

“The majority of STL’s current turnover is non-automotive based, but this year see’s the start of an internal project to achieve TS16949, both to penetrate automotive markets and to generate cost -down efficiencies in the business.

“[We] plan to have TS in place in Q1 2016. Meanwhile ISO 9001:2008 is already in place and PPAP, FMEA and others are already used extensively.”

Siviter added: “The Automotive sector is a very competitive market. The new approach towards TS for us, will help focus on driving efficiency improvement throughout the business and hopefully open up the sector for us.

“If you get things right at the input side you don’t have to correct them later.”