Manchester Machining firm’s £multi-million investment in people and plant

Posted on 13 Aug 2013 by Tim Brown

Eaves Machining has committed to a £multi-million investment programme in staff and facilities to demonstrate their dedication to sustainable growth.

The Manchester based company are market leaders in heavy CNC subcontracts; specialising in the machining of large castings, forgings, and fabrications. Over the next 2 years there are plans in place to increase their current workforce, by generating new jobs in the local community, and introducing up to 10 new employees.

Eaves Machining has already invested over £2m in 2013 on four new machines for the premises, and upgrading the mechanical and electrical components on two existing large CNC machines. In addition to the new machines, an investment will be made in refurbishing the premises.

This year has also seen the launch of the company’s Apprenticeship Bank, a revolutionary incentive scheme whereby Eaves save £20 per week on behalf of each apprentice. The money, which can amount to over £8,000, is then rewarded to each apprentice on completion of the course when they are fully qualified.  Eaves currently employ six apprentices, and have a total of 24 highly skilled shop floor employees.

With the ongoing investment scheme, CEO of Eaves Machining, Ian Griffiths, forecasts a strong future for the company, “We are determined to become the supplier and employer of choice in UK for large Sub Contract Machining.”

The versatility and capability of the machines has allowed Eaves to service a comprehensive portfolio of engineering projects in a number of market sectors, including aerospace, manufacturing, tunnelling, oil and gas, and construction. The company are also a preferred supplier to the London Underground and have serviced a number of the underground tunnelling sections.

With a turnover of over £7m, Eaves Machining has established a strong position within the UK and European markets for CNC machining. Operating from their 72,000 sq ft facility, Eaves has one of the largest CNC engineering workshops in Western Europe. All major machines are served by high capacity cranes which operate with a 1 to 100 tonne lift capacity, allowing Eaves to offer unlimited machining capabilities for medium to heavy components.