ALM Engineering Solutions makes significant investment in IT Infrastructure to support its continued growth.

18th August 2015

The growing business which supplies precision machined metal components for use in the Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Aerospace & Automotive industries is committed to developing and strengthening its position as one of the leading sub-contract machinists in the North East. To ensure continued success with its growth strategy, ALM has invested more than £40,000 in its back office systems with a new IT installation and telephony solution. Managing Director Tony Thompson “ as we continue to target growing markets, it is more and more important to have the ability to communicate, process and respond to customer demands at an ever increasing pace. The demands on our existing system have increased exponentially over the past year with software packages demanding bigger and faster processors to “crunch” vast amounts of information. We use CAD/CAM to minimise machine down time and to ensure machining cycles are optimised, giving us the best possible machine output. Solidworks 3D design software allows us to produce more realistic prototype images and our MRP/ERP system ensures work is planned & scheduled to meet customer delivery dates whilst reducing machine set ups to a minimum”. To get the best out of these systems requires the latest hardware & software and as our expected growth will require all of our attention, dealing with an outdated system was not on our agenda! After a complete review of our existing systems and working alongside our IT partners Aspire Technology Solutions, we decided to draw a line under the existing system and install a brand new system, customised to suit our growth requirements for the next five years. The net result is a much more stable, fast and intuitive user experience. Team members can quickly access shared information, review enquiries and respond across a common platform to give customers the rapid response they need” In addition to the new IT system, the directors decided to combine this upgrade with a new telephony suite which provides the facility for each user to have their own direct dial number, again making it easier for customers and suppliers to access their contact quickly and without the need to go through a reception centre. Improved call handling, messaging and call forwarding ensures that clients and suppliers alike waste no time waiting for answers to urgent requests. ALM is in business to improve the lives of its customers and can only achieve this by moving forward with the latest technology, systems and processes. This investment is just one of a series of major investments planned for the remainder of 2015 aimed at supporting this goal.

Additional investment in EDM Wire Erosion & Spark Erosion Machines for North East Precision Machining Contractor ALM Engineering Solutions

6th January 2014

As the demand for more complex machined components continues to rise, the traditional methods of precision machining are no longer sufficient to manufacture such components. The ability to wire erode complex multi axis shapes along with Spark Erosion for blind profiles ensures their position as one of the North East’s leading suppliers of precision machined parts and assemblies is maintained.

“This latest investment confirms our commitment to provide a one stop shop for our clients, our skilled workforce and growing portfolio of machines gives us greater capacity and the ability to keep every operation in-house. This reduces lead times and allows us greater control over quality and costs.”

CEO Tony Thompson

ALM Engineering provide precision machined parts and assemblies into the Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Aerospace and Automotive sectors, certified to the exacting requirements of AS9100, this North East based award winning engineering company is perfectly poised to take advantage of the growing aerospace market. Agie 250 HSS Wire Erosion Machine - Precision Machined Components

Significant Investment increases capacity for CNC Turned Parts in the Oil & Gas Market

12th September 2013

ALM Engineering Solutions, the award winning precision engineers based in Newton Aycliffe in the North East of England have just commisioned a further new Mazak CNC Turning Centre. Managing Director Tony Thompson comments “as the demand for machined parts for the Oil & Gas sector continues to rise, our £180,000 investment in the Smart-Turn 350M increases our capacity for larger turned parts up to 420mm diameter and 1200mm in length. Fitted with a fully automated hydraulic steady, the machine can remove metal at a high rate without sacrificing surface finish and dimensional accuracy.” The company, recently crowned Manufacturer of the Year 2013 in the Durham & Wearside category of the North East Business Awards has secured several new contracts in the Subsea market and is planning further capital investment in the new year. ALM Engineering Solutions manufactures a wide range of critical components for the Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Aerospace markets.

ALM Engineering Solutions win Manufacturing Company of the Year 2013

13th March 2013

ALM Engineering Solutions have won the 2013 Durham & Wearside Manufacturing Company of the Year Award at a glittering awards ceremony. Over 300 companies were entered in to the awards which were held on Thursday 7th March at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. Managing Director Tony Thompson commented “these awards are a glowing testament to the hard work of our skilled workforce. As a manufacturer of aerospace, nuclear, subsea and automotive components, our ability to respond quickly and effectively to customer demands is the key to our success and the reason why the business enjoys high levels of repeat business”. ALM Engineering Solutions manufacture precision machined components and assemblies using CNC Milling and CNC Turning machines.

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