Less than a year since completing the management buy-out of Southampton-based G&H Precision Engineering, managing director Steve Hill has increased its turnover by a third, invested in YCM five-axis simultaneous-machining technology and secured a UK agency for magnetic-deburring and polishing equipment. He says: “After working for G&H for two years, I had the opportunity to buy the business when the previous owners decided to retire. With the skill levels of the 10 people in the company, I knew that we could develop the customer base in aerospace, defence, telecoms, sensors and surveillance equipment, if we invested in the right technology. We have been able to produce components of even greater complexity and to combine operations by using five-axis machining techniques.”
The YCM FX 30A vertical machining centre is used to machine a wide variety of mainly aluminium components, but also some that are made of super-alloy, stainless steel and machinable plastics.