Success at Subcon
Posted on 13th June 2018
Exhibiting for the first time at Subcon, the established show for subcontract manufacturing, proved to be highly successful for the PSJ Fabrications team. Held at Birmingham’s NEC from 5-7 June, the show achieved high visitor numbers through its popular seminar programme and its co-location with the new show, The Engineer Expo.
Commented Gareth Bull, Managing Director, “We had a really busy few days, with some excellent new contacts made, which we are now eagerly following up. We were exhibiting with Wood as a key part of our stand’s branding for the first time and this generated a considerable amount of interest.”
PSJ to exhibit at Subcon show at the NEC
Posted on 17th May 2018
A team from PSJ Fabrications will be exhibiting at the Subcon show for the first time this year. Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 5-7 June, Subcon is firmly established as the must-attend event for subcontract manufacturing professionals across all industry sectors. Now in its 42nd year, the event showcases the best of British manufacturing, in addition to market-leading suppliers from 20 countries. As well as having the opportunity to meet and benchmark new and existing suppliers, visitors can take advantage of the show’s free seminar programme and also visit the brand-new, co-located event, The Engineer Expo.
PSJ Fabrications will be exhibiting on stand J11, where visitors can discover more about the company’s comprehensive range of services. Said Gareth Bull, Managing Director,“We are really looking forward to the opportunity to promote PSJ to new clients. We manufacture components and fabrications to meet the exacting requirements of a diverse range of industries including automotive, defence and oil & gas. Operating from our premises in Bedford, we have the expertise and experience to deliver all aspects of precision sheet metalwork and fabrications – from 3D design and visualisation, through prototyping to production, finishing and assembly.”
Largest ever order intake for PSJ
Posted on 3rd April 2018
PSJ Fabrications is celebrating its best ever monthly order intake, achieved in March. As well as a valuable order from a returning client in the oil and gas sector, the company secured two significant orders from new clients in the security and water filtration industries. All three of these orders were for the supply of stainless steel cabinets and skid units with kiosks.
“This is fantastic news and testament to the hard work of our sales and project design teams,” commented Gareth Bull, Managing Director (pictured). “Not only is March our best ever month for sales, we have also enjoyed our best ever year to date in terms of revenue. We are particularly pleased with the order from the water industry client,” added Gareth, “because it was secured at the recent Southern Manufacturing & Electronics show. This makes us extremely positive as we plan for our stand at Subcon, the leading subcontract manufacturing supply chain show, at the NEC from 5th to 7th June.”
As sales growth continues, PSJ Fabrications is considering taking on more staff. “We are keeping a close eye on the growth we’re experiencing,” said Gareth Bull, “to decide when we need to recruit more talent. If you have the right skills, keep an eye on our Careers page for vacancies.”
Successful stand at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics show
Posted on 13th February 2018
PSJ Fabrications’ return to the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics show proved to be highly successful. Held at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre from 6th to 8th February, the exhibition attracted a high footfall and the PSJ team made a number of useful contacts.
Commented Wayne Whittaker, Sales Manager, “Visitor numbers were good and, more importantly, the quality of the visitor profile was excellent. We had some very interesting conversations with great potential for new business.”
PSJ Fabrications is now looking forward to exhibiting at Subcon, the UK’s premier subcontract manufacturing supply chain show. Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 5th to 7th June, Subcon brings together 350 suppliers under one roof. The PSJ Fabrications team will be found on stand J11 and will be promoting the company’s full portfolio including design & prototyping; assembly; CNC services (forming, punching and laser cutting); metal finishing; welding & fabrication; and welding inspection & non-destructive testing.
PSJ returns to Southern Manufacturing & Electronics show
Posted on 12th January 2018
After successfully exhibiting last year, PSJ Fabrications will return to the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics show, which is being held at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre in Hampshire from 6th to 8th February. Southern Manufacturing & Electronics is the UK’s largest regional exhibition for manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting, and also offers a full programme of free technical seminars for visitors.
PSJ Fabrications will be exhibiting on stand D240, where the PSJ team will be promoting the company’s full portfolio including design & prototyping; assembly; CNC services (forming, punching and laser cutting); metal finishing; welding & fabrication; and welding inspection & non-destructive testing.
Commented Wayne Whittaker, Sales Manager for PSJ Fabrications, “Having received some valuable enquiries at last year’s show, we are looking forward to meeting up with existing and potential clients at Farnborough again this year.”
Season’s greetings to one and all
Posted on 12th December 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers and business partners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thank you for your support during what has proven to be yet another busy and successful year for PSJ Fabrications. We have received, designed, manufactured and delivered projects across a diverse range of industry sectors and look forward to working on further innovative solutions in 2018.
Wood Group completes acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler
Posted on 16th October 2017
Wood Group – the owner of PSJ Fabrications’ parent company, The Automated Technology Group – has announced the completion of its acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler, a major player in the oil and gas industry, as well as in power and process, mining and other sectors.
Rebranded as ‘Wood’, the new company forms a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. Described by Robin Watson, Chief Executive of Wood, as “transformational”, the acquisition creates an organisation spanning more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people and with revenues of over $11 billion.
“We become a business of significant scale and enhanced capability,” said Robin Watson, “delivering services across a broader range of geographies and sectors, differentiated by the quality of our people, enabling technology and know-how. Wood is better placed to serve customers than ever before, with a more comprehensive range of capabilities and the potential to deliver efficient integrated solutions with fewer customer interfaces.”
Andy Robinson, CEO of The Automated Technology Group, commented: “This acquisition is fantastic news as it creates exciting opportunities, both for Wood and for us at The Automated Technology Group.”
Wood combines the vast expertise of three trailblazing engineering companies with a prodigious history of innovation: Amec, founded in 1848; Foster Wheeler, dating back to 1884; and Wood Group, established in 1912. All this experience enables Wood to provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle – from concept to decommissioning – across a broad range of industrial markets. These include the oil & gas, chemicals, environment & infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors.
To find out more about Wood, visit the new website at www.woodplc.com.
ATG Slovakia achieves Technical Inspection approval
Posted on 12th September 2017
The Slovakian subsidiary of PSJ Fabrications’ parent company, The Automated Technology Group, is delighted to have achieved approval from the government’s Technical Inspection department, allowing the company to trade as a fully operational electrical business in Slovakia.
Commented Darren Ashford (pictured), Managing Director of ATG s.r.o., “As you would expect, there have been a number of hurdles to overcome in establishing our business in Slovakia and – after weeks of hard work – we are really pleased to have achieved this status. It essentially means that we comply with all local and EU standards and are allowed to design, manufacture, install, test and commission all systems of a low voltage nature.” He added, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all colleagues and associates who have assisted in gaining this approval. The information will now be transposed onto the ‘Commercial Register’, as we enter another phase in our development into the European market.”
The subsidiary – which was established in 2015 and moved into brand-new premises in Nitra earlier this year – has recently completed a robot-programming project in Slovakia for PSA Group, Europe’s number two automotive manufacturer and owner of the Peugeot and Citroën brands, at the company’s Trnava plant.
“We are ideally located and skilled to support automation projects for the large number high-tech and automotive companies in Slovakia and the surrounding European region,” said Darren Ashford.
Top Wood Group executives visit Jaguar Land Rover
Posted on 4th September 2017
The Automated Technology Group – the parent company of PSJ Fabrications – recently hosted the monthly Executive Leadership Team and Board meeting of its parent, Wood Group, at ATG’s headquarters in Silsoe. “We were delighted to welcome senior executives from Wood Group to our offices and give them an overview of our manufacturing and administrative operations here at Silsoe,” said Andy Robinson, CEO of The Automated Technology Group.
After a successful Board meeting, two of ATG’s young engineers, Toby Issacs and James Mason, demonstrated the company’s Virtual Simulation Technology to the Wood Group team; this provided an insight into the advanced skills used by ATG to de-risk large system integration at customers’ sites. This implementation process was seen at first hand the next day when the Wood Group team was escorted on a site visit by senior executives from Jaguar Land Rover at their Solihull facility. Occupying a 300-acre site, the Solihull plant employs over 10,000 people in three-shift, 24-hour production and utilises ATG control systems extensively to facilitate the automated production of Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discovery, XE, F-Pace and Velar models.
“Our Wood Group colleagues were very interested to witness first-hand the design and simulation processes our engineers use to de-risk system implementation and ensure optimisation of the large-scale automation systems we provide to our customers; this was cemented by watching the actual robot production lines used to manufacture the Range Rover and Jaguar vehicles,” said Andy Robinson.
The visit concluded with an exciting 4×4 off-road driving session at the Land Rover Experience all-terrain track adjacent to the factory.
ATG Slovakia wins order from PSA Group for robot programming
Posted on 19th April 2017
The team at the Slovakian base of The Automated Technology Group – parent company of PSJ Fabrications – are celebrating an order from PSA Group, Europe’s number two automotive manufacturer with brands including Peugeot and Citroën. The project for PSA’s plant in Trnava, Slovakia, will take place during the four-week summer closure in August 2017.
Secured by Jozef Moravec, Project Manager for ATG Slovakia, the order is for robot-programming services for a number of manufacturing line upgrades. The work will be carried out within strict and demanding time frames by ATG’s team of Slovakian programmers – working out of the company’s new office in Nitra – supported by Rob Green, Senior Robotics Engineer from ATG’s head office in Silsoe, UK.
Commenting on the order, Darren Ashford, Managing Director of ATG Slovakia, said: “We are delighted to have secured this order, which has opened the door to further talks with PSA about opportunities for ATG to assist with future turnkey projects. The Wood Group and ATG brands are highly regarded by senior executives at PSA, who are keen to develop our relationship further, which we are really excited about.”
The Automated Technology Group launched its Slovakian business – its first operation outside of the UK – in late 2015 with the aim of supporting automation projects in Slovakia and the surrounding region. Proximity to Western European markets, the availability of skilled labour and a wealth of university research facilities have attracted a large number high-tech and automotive corporations to this region in recent years.