Stadco completes £180k Shrewsbury technology investment

Posted on 29 Apr 2014 by The Manufacturer

Automotive OEM supplier Stadco has completed a £180,000 investment in its Shrewsbury facility for the installation of white-light scanning technology for measuring components.

The equipment includes Cognitens WLS400M acquired from Hexagon Metrology to offer real-time data during processing and ensure the dimensional accuracy of completed parts.

Stadco say this will cut product checking time by 66% while improving product quality and performance, by monitoring regularly to reduce variation in the components.

The firm, a supplier for the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, has committed over £30m over the last two years to support growth, investing in new press and assembly technology and upgrading its facilities.

Stadco Shrewsbury’s plant director, Mark Hemming, said the investments were needed to improve focus on customer service.

“Data collection can be very time-consuming, and in order to offer our customers the best service possible, we can be better using that time by improving our products and processes instead,” he said.

“This investment allows us to collect the same information in less than half the time, and reflects our commitment to quality, in order for us to stay ahead of our customers’ requirements and our competitors’ capabilities.”

Stadco also recently won the praise of business minister Michael Fallon, who said its success reflects the overall growth in the UK automotive industry.

Business minister Michael Fallon said: “Stadco is continuing to invest, expand and create new jobs in Shrewsbury and Telford.

“Its success reflects the resurgence of the UK automotive industry, which is also going from strength to strength.”