Wolverhampton, West Midlands – According to a recent interview with Mark Brunt, the marketing director of GPT Engineering, within the past 3 years the company has made two hefty private investments in new equipment that include 2 new Star CNC Machines. The company hopes to increase efficiency and productivity whilst bringing in more work. The company made its first £140,000 Star Machine investment in 2012. The benefits of the new equipment made an immediate impact, which led to the company’s second Star Machine investment just 6 months later.
The company began to see increased efficiency when building smaller parts regardless of order size, flexibility, and a more cost-effective solution for the company’s customers. The increased dependency on the new equipment to complete tasks in a more timely-manner reduces productivity time whilst reducing the need for manual labour. The immense amount of time saved completing orders thanks to the new equipment allows for more time to take on more work. It is the time saved that has also reduced the cost for customers.
Although the company saw visible results within the first 6 months of its first investment in 2012, things have just begun to really take off within the past 12 months thanks to the new equipment. Turn-around times are generally rapid, with the ultimate goal of getting orders out as quickly as possible, taking the orders as soon as they come through. Before taking on an order the company will offer its customers with an estimated time frame for completion and work rapidly to meet these deadlines.
This effective efficiency increases productivity and gets the company ready for its next order in a timely-manner. The time for completion of an order will vary depending upon the size of the order. The company gives a general estimate of 7-14 days or longer for order completion, again, depending upon order size. In December 2014, the company began looking around for a third Star Machine to invest in with the hopes of continued growth in the year-to-come.
About GPT Engineering
GPT Engineering is a company that puts its customers first, providing engineering solutions, precision machine turned parts and fasteners, technical knowledge and full supply chain management to a global customer base. The company specialises in the manufacturing and distribution of both speciality and standard turned parts and fasteners, taking pride in the complete satisfaction of its customers, whilst remaining in complete compliance with specific International standards and producing quick turn-around times.
The company’s multitude of supply solutions include design and manufacturing, inspection and testing, and experiential logistical support. Documentation that customers can expect to receive from the company upon completion of an order includes First Article Inspection Reports, Initial Sample Inspection Reports, and PPAP Level 3.
The company strictly adheres to the requirements of its customers—which includes the protective packaging of parts and fasteners, bar code labelling and uniquely identifying the packages of customers – and reduces downtime for customers with its 24/7 breakdown service. Components supplied by the company can be uniquely custom tailored to meet the requirements of any given customer drawing as well as meeting the requirements of International Standards.
To Learn More About GPT Engineering:
Address: Bridge Works, 118 – 130 Bushbury Lane, Bushbury, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 9TW
Telephone: +44 (0)1902 429849