Hants/Wilts based composite engineering firm Cecence, has recently significantly invested in end-to-end composite processing and manufacturing machinery through Finance Birmingham’s Rail Supply Growth Fund.
“Clients increasingly are looking for a facility that can provide cutting and trimming in house and with the new equipment being commissioned over the next few months Cecence will be able to offer an increased end to end service to their customers with reliance on subcontractors reduced to almost zero.” said Humphrey Bunyan, Founder and Director of Cecence.
Having already increased its footprint of its facility earlier this year to 24,000 sq ft comprising three units on the industrial estate,Cecence has been taking delivery of a further £300,000 of new machinery as part of its growth strategy. This will enable Cecence to not only compete for bigger contracts, but also increase its production capacities, in turn creating more local jobs in addition to its already 23 member strong team.
The new equipment includes;
- 5-axis CNC Machining Centre
- 3m x 1.5m (10' x 5') flat bed twin daylight heated upstroking press
- 2.5m x 1.25m (8' x 4') 3-axis CNC table router
- Pre-preg machine
Established in 2014, Cecence has consistently grown in reputation and industry recognition for its problem solving capabilities, recently winning the composite world’s coveted JEC 2019 award for Innovation in Paris. The companies main focus currently is to support the Mass Transportation industries of Aerospace and Rail as well as the Defence and Competitive Sports sectors with advanced composite material supply, composite engineering know-how and technology transfer, as well as production capability for low, medium and higher volume requirements.
This tranche of investment is part of an ongoing growth strategy, and future investments already under discussion will focus on developing production lines in collaboration with other composite companies, with a focus on sustainability in materials and in the supply chain, and to promote a shared philosophy and vision.