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A major programme of expansion is underway in the vacuum brazing department at heat treatment specialist, the Wallwork Group. The project is being managed by Peter Cookson, a veteran in the vacuum brazing industry, with more than twenty years of experience. To complement an existing department at Cambridge that is to double in size, new, state-of-the-art vacuum brazing workshops are to be established at Manchester and Birmingham. All sites have a range of vacuum furnaces for economic production at differing component volume levels.

Under the current investment programme the company has committed to £2 million over the three operating sites to enhance production capacity and research and development capability, reinforcing its position as a leading process developer and component processor. Peter explained, “Wallwork directors have launched this investment programme to capture a larger slice of the premium vacuum brazing market. We have the capability to meet the demanding needs of clients in aerospace, motorsport, nuclear, scientific equipment and the oil and gas industries. In addition to new facilities, the company has put money into specialised equipment, bespoke jigs and tooling.”

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. Already Nadcap approved for heat treatment at Manchester, Wallwork plans to gain accelerated Nadcap approval for heat treatment and vacuum brazing at Cambridge by early 2016.

Ian Griffin, Bury site director, concluded, “Our vacuum brazing capability is well known and we have a number of prestige accounts in aerospace and motorsport. Peter’s appointment brings further depth of expertise to the operation. We are confident that with the expanded and upgraded facilities we will build on the exceptional level of service our customers demand. This can range from prototype and development work through to volume processing, all under stringent quality control and backed by our nationwide commitment to rapid order turnaround.”

More Information
Simeon Collins, Sales Director
Tel. +44 (0)161 797 9111 Fax. +44 (0)161 763 1861
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Wallwork Group, Lord Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0RE

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