Sandwell based Tentec invests for growth …

A WEST Bromwich engineering company has invested more than £200,000 in new machinery to ensure it remains competitive.

Tentec designs, manufactures and markets bolt tightening equipment for a wide range of industries including oil and gas, wind energy, power generation and the general engineering market. 

Customers include firms such as: Alstom Power, Babcock, BP Exploration, British Coal, British Gas, General Electric, Krupp, Kvaerner, Leibherr, Rolls-Royce Marine and Scottish Nuclear.

The firm has purchased a top-of-the-range Hyundai-Kia CNC Centre complete with a Fanuc Control System for automatic and more efficient operation. It is used to manufacture both standard parts and custom-designed components, including large diameter hydraulic nuts.

This investment, together with two additional manual turning machines and plans to extend production facilities, gives the firm greater control in production planning and enables quicker and more efficient turnaround, resulting in faster delivery timed for customers.

The purchase and installation of the new machines was overseen by operations director Dave Jones.

He said: “It gives me great pleasure to see what Tentec has achieved when many other companies are struggling. Everyone works hard to ensure we produce the best products and give our customers first class service and support.”

Mike Gethings, managing director, said the investment sent a positive message to customers.

“It also reassures our employees that the management has a commitment to continuous improvement, so guaranteeing the longevity of the West Bromwich manufacturing facility,” he said.