A Newton Aycliffe company has invested £250,000 in specialist equipment in order to meet growing demand.
Durham Precision Engineering is a member of NOF Energy, the business development organisation for the oil, gas and energy sectors.
The investment will see it recruit four experienced technicians to operate the new machinery which it has bought to meet a steady rise in new and repeat orders.
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Durham Precision Engineering make a £14000 investment in Computer aided machining software.
FeatureCam is a powerful CAM package which will help use minimize programming times and increases productivity.
INVESTMENT in a £65,000 piece of machinery has allowed a small manufacturing company to halve its lead-times on new orders.
Durham Precision Engineering (DPE), in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, bought the Colchester Tornado as part of an investment programme in new machinery.
Until now the company, which designs and manufactures special purpose machinery and parts, had to use separate machines to turn and mill raw material.
AN engineering trainee from a Newton Aycliffe factory has won a national award.
Tommy Turnbull, of Durham Precision Engineering (DPE), was named craftsman of the year by the Gauge and Toolmakers' Association.
The 21-year-old joined DPE, which designs and manufactures precision tools on Heighington Lane Business Park, aged 16.