The last two years have seen some of the most challenging trading conditions for many decades with British manufacturers not only facing up to the economic downturn but also meeting the ever increasing challenges of low cost economies.
Towards the end of 2009 Tridan Engineering increased its capacity with the addition of another Mazak VTC 200 machining centre and also an XYZ 760 to help satisfy the demand for smaller batch work.
During the last twelve months in particular the demands of our existing and new customers have begun to change and this has resulted in the current capacities and capabilities of Tridan being reviewed. This process has now been completed and we are pleased to announce the purchase of two further machining centres. In order to enable us to service the ever-increasing demand for 5 axis machining we have agreed the purchase of a second Mazak VRX 500-2 machining centre to compliment our existing machine.
In addition to this we have also agreed the purchase of Tridan’s first horizontal machining centre. The purchase of a Mazak HCN 5000 will not only allow us to expand our business with our established customers but will also enable Tridan to compete in new markets to which we have previously not had access.
We expect these new installations to be complete by the end of March 2011 and this investment will total some £450K. This once again not only demonstrates Tridan’s commitment to invest in order to meet the changing and evolving demands of its customers but is also proof of the continuing support that we receive from within the Langham Industries group.
In order to both support these investments and also plan for its long-term future Tridan continues to recruit skilled personnel to add to its already strong workforce. We have also recently reaffirmed our commitment to both our in-house training and apprenticeship schemes.
For and on behalf of Tridan Engineering