Iron Foundry News

SEPTEMBER 2018
Factory Building Painting

Factory Building Painting

To compliment the recent painting of the inside of the foundry we are now painting the outside of the building.

SEPTEMBER 2018
Core Shop

Core Shop

We are investing £200,000 redesigning our Core Shop layout to allow the installation of a new 20L core blower and streamline production from our existing six machines.

SEPTEMBER 2018
Energy Reduction

Energy Reduction

To address increased electrical costs and reduce our carbon footprint, we continue our policy of replacement of all lighting with modern LED systems.

SEPTEMBER 2018
Internal Floor Replacement

Internal Floor Replacement

During the summer shut down we continued our programme of replacing damaged areas of internal floor.

SEPTEMBER 2018
Staff Training

Staff Training

Pawel Batog our new Foundry Supervisor continues to grow in experience and has introduced a number of successful new ideas in production and shop floor training. The company continues to support a number of our polish employees improving their English at night school.

JUNE 2018
Foundry Supervisor - Pawel Batog

Foundry Supervisor - Pawel Batog

Pawel is 26 year’s old and from Poland, with a Masters Degree in Iron Foundry/Metallurgy. He will assist Mike McMahon our Foundry Manager with shop floor management, to improve quality, training, production and delivery.

We plan for Pawel to grow and develop into the company’s future succession management plans.

JUNE 2018
School Work Experience

School Work Experience

Arron Findlay is a 15 year old student at the local secondary school who joined us for work experience. We have an ongoing connection with local schools to give students experience of the work environment and encourage them into engineering.

JUNE 2018
Admin Assistant - Caitlyn Douglass

Admin Assistant - Caitlyn Douglass

Caitlyn joined the company at the beginning of June and is currently working towards achieving a SVQ level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Business and Administration.

MAY 2018
ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015

George Taylor & Co (Hamilton) Ltd constantly strive to develop quality standards and are delighted to announce that we recently achieved re-accreditation to the new Standard of ISO 9001:2015.

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NOVEMBER 2017
UPTURN AND CONFIDENCE IN THE MARKET

Over the last 4 to 5 months we have seen a steady increase in order intake and we are continuing to match this with growing numbers of Staff and Foundry Operatives.

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SHOT BLAST ENCLOSURE

George Taylor News

We recently purchased a second hand Blasting Enclosure which is now fully refurbished and operational. This allows us to hand blast much larger castings resulting in an improved surface finish and faster turnaround.
£20,000.00 investment.

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FORK POSITIONERS

George Taylor News

We purchased 2 x New Fork Truck Cascade Clamping Systems back in the summer. This allows us to handle a more diverse range of casting sizes, more efficiently and safer.
£11,000.00 investment.

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NEW METALLURGICAL CONTROL

George Taylor News

Last month we updated our metallurgical control with blue tooth connectivity to temperature dips and carbon equivalent measurement. Readings are sent directly to our computer system, allowing real time access and monitoring for management.
£7,000.00 investment.

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SHOPFLOOR BARCODE RECOGNITION SYSTEM

George Taylor News

We recently installed additional new software onto our Production Control System (Synchro) which allows us to use wifi hand held tablets to scan barcodes for coremaking, moulding, production control and work instructions.
£5,000.00 investment.

NOVEMBER 2017
JON, DOUGLAS & SCOTT

Both Jon and Scott celebrated 30 years with the company this year and Douglas celebrated 35 years service.

George Taylor News

Jon Burn
Managing Director

George Taylor News

Scott Little
Production Manager

George Taylor News

Douglas Kerr
Commercial Director

NOVEMBER 2017
ABIGAIL McGILLIVRAY - ADMIN ASSISTANT

George Taylor NewsCongratulations to Abigail for recently achieving her HNC in Administration and Information Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2016
Ongoing Investment

BAY 3 ARTICULATED MIXER

BAY 3 ARTICULATED MIXER

We have recently completed installation of our second articulated sand mixer. This will increase moulding production and give us greater flexibility in bay 3.

£75,000.00 investment.

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SHELL CORE MACHINE

SHELL CORE MACHINE

Due to an increase in demand for shell cores, we have purchased a new Shell Core Machine to complement our existing unit.

£70,000.00 investment.

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GAS SUPPLY INFASTRUCTURE

GAS SUPPLY INFASTRUCTURE

With future expansion of the plant in mind we have made the decision to renew and expand our gas supply system.

£12,000.00 investment.

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DRESSING SHOP REFURBISHMENT

DRESSING SHOP REFURBISHMENT

Our entire dressing shop is currently being refurbished. This includes new dust extraction equipment, personnel breathing respirators, hand tools and jib cranes expanding to 9 operators.

£50,000.00 investment.

APRIL 2016
Investing in New Plant and Equipment

Whilst we have been a little shorter of work over the last 4 months, we have been keeping ourselves very busy spring cleaning and investing in new Plant & Equipment.

Investing in New Plant and Equipment

New additional 5 Tonne Overhead Gantry Crane in Bay 3.

Investing in New Plant and Equipment

With the success of our new 20 tonne Articulated Sand Mixer in Bay 2, we are now installing a new 10 tonne Articulated Mixer in Bay 3. This further increases our capability to manufacture larger moulds quicker than before.

Investing in New Plant and Equipment

Last week, three new Doosan Forklift Trucks arrived on site at the Foundry in Hamilton and a fourth was delivered to our Pattern Storage Site at Blantyre.

APRIL 2016
Housekeeping

We have cleaned and painted everything that is bolted down!!

Investing in New Plant and Equipment

Investing in New Plant and Equipment

Investing in New Plant and Equipment

Investing in New Plant and Equipment

Investing in New Plant and Equipment

APRIL 2016
Other News

Whilst we have been a little shorter of work over the last 4 months, we have been keeping ourselves very busy spring cleaning and investing in new Plant & Equipment.

• Refurbishments of each of our 5 Shot Blast machines.

• Our 500 kwh Furnace was removed and sent to Induction Melting to be refurbished.

• Ongoing refurbishment of our Dressing Shop.

• In January, we were granted re-accreditation by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Investing in New Plant and Equipment

RECENT
Recent Investments to our Foundry

As part of our ongoing commitment to continually invest in our foundry’s property and equipment, we have made the following additions:

Kaeser/ HPC Variable Speed Air Compressor

We installed our new Kaeser/ HPC Variable Speed Air Compressor in our Dressing Shop. With a range of energy efficiency benefits, this will help reduce our carbon footprint by a further 2%. Investment has also been made to the Dressing Shop’s air tools to address the occurrence of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (white finger).

20 Tonne Articulated Sand Mixing Machine

We installed a 20 Tonne Articulated Sand Mixing Machine into Bay 2. The 6 metre machine allows us to manufacture moulds of improved quality and has twice the capacity and a speedier turnaround over the previous machine.

Investing in the Foundry

Investing in the Foundry - 2013

As part of our ongoing commitment in offering our customers the very best possible service, we will continue to invest in the modernisation of our foundry property and equipment. We opened production Bay No 3 and on the following year we announced the re-opening of Bay No 1. Both will improve our rate of production and reduce casting lead times.