Regular readers of our newsletter will know how our staff like to take to a challenge to raise some money for great charities, and this month was no different as our Marketing Manager took part in one of the Big Rambles for BBC Children in Need with none other than BBC Countryfile. But first things first, there was some fundraising to do!
If you’ve been to our factory recently, you’ll have noticed our decaled doors and windows. We wanted to offer some privacy for our staff, as well as hopefully retaining some heat in the winter and diffuse sunlight in the summer.
Back to the Future features the iconic ‘homemade time machine’, which was in fact the DeLorean DMC-12, with a few time machine additions of course such as the flux capacitor. The DMC-12 is now commonly just referred to as a DeLorean, dropping the model suffix after the company went into administration, and the DMC-12 was the only model it manufactured. We were delighted to learn that the cars were in fact manufactured just over the water in Northern Ireland between 1981-1982, despite destined for the American market.
Yesterday we popped round the M60 (we’re located just off the M60, J22) to EventCity to visit the Northern Manufacturing and Electronics show 2015. We wanted to visit existing suppliers, customers and source a few more suppliers to help facilitate upcoming orders for 2015/16.
Or in this case copper peach. We’ve been looking into ways Constant Manufacturing can make our business more green, economical and efficient (alongside our Lean Manufacturing pledge) so our Operations Manager has been out and about getting the low-down on Mitsubishi’s new Fuso Canter Eco-Hybrid green wagons. We’ve opted to research the Mitsubishi Fuso range first as our current fleet are Fusos which have been ever so reliable and highly operational over the years.
This summer saw us upgrade our Trumpf Quick Sharp machine to a newer, digital model. Our previous Quick Sharp machine was a manually operated sharpener, however we chose to upgrade this time to a digital version. The digital version of the Quick Sharp should speed up the process, reduce tooling re-sharpening errors, as well as reduce downtime on tools being out of operation.
Our range of existing clients know the extensive range of skills and machines we have on site and often turn to us for non-standard work. A prime example is a set of casino card reader housing units we manufactured recently from 1.5mm thick, 304 grade, stainless steel with a brushed finish.
The start of Summer has been a busy time for us at Constant. Not only have we won some great contracts, we’ve also had the pleasure of talented photographer, Mark Gilligan FBIPP LRPS, take to the floors of Constant for two days of corporate photography. And don’t worry, Mark had supervisor personnel with him the whole time during the two day photography process to ensure his, and our staffs, safety throughout his time with us.