25 Years of Excellence in Precision Engineering

August 8th 2013 will mark a landmark anniversary for Amdale, the celebration of 25 years in business, or as we like to call it 25 years of engineering excellence. Amdale has been at the forefront of precision engineering and have gained an enviable reputation within the industry over the last quarter of a century.

Amdale Limited was established in 1988 as a family business, providing an EDM Wire Erosion facility to the precision engineering market. Amdale’s reputation for quality, reliability and budget control in precision engineering underpinned the company’s expansion into new areas. As the company developed, new machining processes were introduced in line with the requirements of the ever-changing engineering industry. By 1996 the company had grown so significantly that it needed additional premises to house the new CNC Turning and the expanding CNC Milling departments.

Investment into 5 Axis Machining

By 2004, Amdale, keen to remain competitive and innovative, made the decision to invest in 5-Axis CNC machining. This decision revolutionised Amdale’s operations by enabling technically complex components to be manufactured to more stringent tolerances whilst also reducing lead times.

2012 saw further expansion in the 5-Axis Milling department, with the purchase of two new machines, as well as significant investment into the quality inspection department in the form of two new CMM machines. The company has also taken over 1500 square feet of additional factory space to accommodate the expansion.

Today, Amdale continues to grow and develop, the company has gone from strength to strength and now caters for a wide variety of market sectors which includes motorsport, aerospace, oil & gas, medical and the automotive sector.

Managing Director, Martin Koerner commented “Reaching our 25-year anniversary is a significant milestone for the company and is ultimately a testament to the team who have worked tirelessly over the years to build our enviable reputation for technical excellence and outstanding customer service. The company was founded on the values of honesty, integrity and technical excellence. Though the industry and the services Amdale offers will continue to change and evolve, these values will remain constant. We aim to be our customer’s supplier of choice, we have worked on ground-breaking projects and trained many engineers, developing their skills with our industry-leading experience and knowledge. We are looking forward to the next 25 years in business and thrive upon the challenges that the precision engineering industry will hold.”

Key Achievements in Precision Engineering

Some of Amdale’s key achievements over the last 25 year period have included the investment into 5 Axis machining which revolutionised the way Amdale worked and transformed Amdale into a dynamic forward thinking engineering company who offer complex engineering solutions to an array of market sectors.

Another key achievement is the success of our apprenticeship scheme. At Amdale we encourage a diverse team and our employees are bringing a new dynamic to the business which we feel is enhancing our competitive advantage within the market. One of the ways in which we achieve this is to introduce varied skills into our workforce through apprenticeship programmes. Our apprentice scheme means employees learn the trade at Amdale with practical hands-on experience and attend college to gain the theory based knowledge they need to underpin their understanding of the industry. This has proved a successful path to take, as over a third of Amdale employees are previous apprentices and we like to ensure a steady flow of engineering talent, in order to eliminate a skills gap within the workforce.

Our Reputation for Quality

Our reputation for quality within the engineering industry has been key in achieving our prestigious reputation within the industry. Quality Inspection at Amdale has a highly regarded character with our customers, competitors and suppliers and we are proud of this. We have invested in the latest CMM technology together with highly skilled employees in order to gain a prestigious status. Our customers look to Amdale for experience and expertise when it comes to quality inspection and place their trust with us. In return we cover all aspects of quality assurance from initial enquiry to the finished product, ensuring complete satisfaction and zero fault inspections.

The 25th anniversary has focused Amdale on the next 25 years ahead and where we want Amdale to be. We plan to maintain our close relationship with the motorsport industry as we thrive upon the challenging lead times, producing outstanding quality and delivering value, which sees our customers at the front of the grid.

Focused on the Future of Precision Engineering

We also want to focus on expanding our aerospace customers which we plan to do with the AS9100 accreditation. We feel we are suited to catering for such a dynamic and forward thinking industry because of knowledge and expertise we have acquired together with our continual investment into the latest precision engineering technology and not forgetting our enviable reputation for quality.

Amdale are now looking to invest in the CNC turning department to expand our capabilities and capacity, which will enable us to improve on lead times for our customers. We continually invest in new equipment in order to exceed our customer’s expectations and to be at the forefront of precision engineering which we hope makes us our customer’s supplier of choice.

If you have any precision engineering enquiries please send them to sales@amdale.co.uk or call us on 02392 660 726.