Halstead-based Maycast-Nokes invests to increase machining capacity

The new turning centre at Maycast-Nokes, which will increase production at the company.

The new turning centre at Maycast-Nokes, which will increase production at the company. - Credit: Archant

North Essex engineering company Maycast-Nokes, which says it is on course for its most successful ever year, has underpinned its prospects with further investment in its manufacturing capabilities.

The Halstead-based company, which specialises in high quality precision castings, is on track to top last year’s turnover of £6.5m and says one of the main factors behind its growth is investment in new state-of-the-art equipment and machinery.

The lastest arrival is a £110,000 Doosan Puma 3100L horizontal turning centre, which will widen the firms machining capacilities and increase production.

Together with new equipment already installed, it takes the company’s total investment spend for 2016 to more than £300,000.

Dave Blower, sales director at Maycast-Nokes, said: “We are delighted to have our latest piece of new equipment which is a key element of our 2016 investment programme.

“These developments will lead to increased capacity and shorter manufacturing lead times, which will help achieve an increase in turnover for the fourth year running.”