Peter Cookson, who has more than two decades experience in industrial vacuum brazing, has joined the Wallwork Group to lead a programme of expansion in this speciality. A new vacuum brazing workshop in Manchester is close to commissioning, adding to existing facilities at the Cambridge site that are set to double. With recent additions to vacuum processing capacity in Birmingham, the company is able to undertake more, larger and increasingly complex vacuum brazing work including single pieces sized up to two cubic metres.
“These are exciting times,” Peter explained. “To capture a larger slice of the premium vacuum brazing market in aerospace, motorsport, scientific equipment, nuclear and oil and gas industries, Wallwork is investing £2 million over all three locations, this will enable us to meet growing customer expectations. Much of this is going into facilities, specialised equipment, bespoke jigs and tooling. The company is already Nadcap approved for heat treatment at Manchester. Plans are in hand to accelerate Nadcap applications for heat treatment and vacuum brazing at Cambridge by early 2016.”
Wallwork is well known throughout the engineering sector for a comprehensive range of heat treatment and hard coatings services that improve the performance of wear parts and other critical components. “We are delighted to have Peter on board,” commented Ian Griffin, Manchester site director. “Peter adds a new depth of expertise to what is a well-established and highly regarded department. We are confident that with the expanded and upgraded facilities we will give an exceptional level of service to our customers from prototype and development work through to volume processing, all under stringent quality control and backed by our commitment to rapid order turnaround.
Outside work, Tameside resident Peter is kept busy by his young family, a fanatical interest in Manchester City FC and as a hockey player for Stockport league winners, Hazel Grove.
Simeon Collins, Sales Director, Tel. +44 (0)161 797 9111 Fax. +44 (0)161 763 1861
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Wallwork Heat Treatment Ltd, Lord Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0RE, UK
Press release issued: July 29, 2015
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