Tooling 2000 celebrates 25th anniversary with £ 1.75million investment
Birmingham-based Tooling 2000 celebrates 25 years in business with a six-figure investment in new machinery.
The company specializes in both prototype and production parts, through the manufacture of tooling, 3 and 5-axis machining, stamping and 5-axis laser cutting.
The company has invested over £ 1million in new machinery, including 5-axis milling, 4.2mx 2.6m high-capacity machining, and a 500mm x 1m CNC lathe. This, together with the additional investments made in CNC coordinate measurement, in-house scanning and reverse engineering facility, and automatic shape die simulation, ensure that it can provide a full in-house service.
The investment is part of ambitious growth plans based on a philosophy of providing a complete solution for metalworking, encompassing design and feasibility, CNC machining, prototyping, precision tooling, stamping and laser cutting under one roof.
Managing Director Gary Williams commented: “Our large scale capabilities and flexibility have allowed us to build a strong customer base including leading brands such as Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover.
“In which will our 25e year of activity, the significant investment in new machinery and facilities adds to our capabilities, allowing us to offer the complete metalworking solution in-house, laying the foundation for our plans to double the turnover. business over the next three years.
“Our investment also extends beyond CNC machines. For example, our new press brake and spot welding capabilities will be operational by the end of Q4 2021 and we have also invested £ 750,000 in a new Trumpf TruLaser Cell 7040 fiber laser with a 4m x 2 bed. m, arriving in the first quarter of 2022 to complete the same size CNC and press capabilities.
2021 was a positive and progressive year for Tooling 2000, the company also celebrating the obtaining of the IATF 16949 accreditation. At the end of the year, it also announced the revitalization of its learning system by hiring three new apprentice engineers. Since then, the company has recruited several service engineers and promoted Brian Abbott to director of manufacturing.