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June 2017 - UTP relocate successfully

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June 2017 - UTP relocate successfully

It is with great pleasure that we can announce Universal Tool and Production Company Limited successfully relocated to its purpose built new facility at the Daedalus Enterprise Zone on the 1st of March 2017.

The modern facility incorporates state of the technology and provides a great platform from which to grow the company. The 2000 square metres of manufacturing space has enabled us to centralise all operations and have additional space for expansion.


We are delighted to welcome Martin Todd to UTP, who joined us as the Business Development Manager in May 2017. As well as looking to consolidate and expand our interests in the Oil & Gas and Aerospace sectors, Martin will also be exploring suitable opportunities in new markets such as Nuclear, Rail, Military, Health, Automotive & Marine.

With over 30 years’ experience in the Aerospace Industry as a business leader, we will be looking to Martin to assist in increasing the diversity of UTPs market and customer portfolios; enhancing the customer experience and making UTP an Enterprise Supplier of Choice.

He joins the UTP team from H+S Aviation Ltd., located in Portsmouth. H+S is a provider of aircraft engine repair & overhaul services to commercial and military platforms. During his 21 years there, Martin served as Programme Director over the Propeller, GE and Field Services teams. During his successful tenure, he directed all operations, customer services and supply chain activities, being fully accountable for unit profitability.

Martin is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Purchase & Supply, is a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt and is Business Management qualified from Duke University, North Carolina.

September 2016 - Factory nearing completion!

December 2015-Still on target

September 2015-Factory build progresses!

The new factory build is well underway and is expected to be weather tight by the end of November. The project is on target for April 2016 completion.

Planning Application submitted for new development!

UTP have submitted a planning application for a new development to be built at the East Hangars site, HMS Daedalus. The old ex-MoD airfield site will be redeveloped to provide a purpose built manufacturing facility fit for the 21st century.

Watch this space for further information!

East Hangars Site - Existing buildings to be Demolished

More evidence of a commitment to quality - AS9100 Rev C Approval

We are pleased to announce that we are among the first in the UK to achieve ISO 9001:2008 AS9100 Rev C status.  This upgraded aerospace certificate demonstrates our production systems meet this exacting new quality standard. Together with our API accreditation, all customers from all industries now have the ultimate assurance of our continuing commitment to product quality.

Managing Director, David Ferris, comments “I am particularly proud of our achievement in attaining Rev C status so quickly - long before many of our competitors.  Where they focused on attaining the various stages of SC21 as preparatory work for Rev C, we went all out for full Rev C certification which we achieved in a very short space of time.”

Investment in new plant provides additional capacity to meet demand

We have successfully commissioned the latest additions to our plant, which, after 3 months of operation have already proved their worth.  From the Mazak stable, a Nexus 450M CNC turning machine with live tooling has been installed which enables machining work pieces of 350mm in diameter and up to 3 metres long. This machine has been specifically purchased to service our oil and gas clients and is the first of 4 intended new machines of this genre.

At the other end of the scale, a Delapena E2000S automatic horizontal honing machine adds significantly to our CNC grinding and honing capability on high precision parts such as spools and sleeves which are produced in quantity.

Says Managing Director, David Ferris, “Investment in these new machines demonstrates our continuing commitment to our customers to provide high technology capacity for their product at least cost”.

New premises and equipment enable more efficient manufacture of large parts

To create more production space at our Kiln Acre Works, we have recently taken over a further industrial unit of just under 7000 square feet to cope with increasing demand in the oil and gas sectors.  This unit, which adjoins our existing facility, was a considerable investment by the company as it required full fit-out from a skeletal shell and includes a 5 tonne overhead crane handling facility which runs the length of the unit.

We have also installed a large capacity band saw and a 5 tonne forklift for unloading delivery vehicles. This means we can actually handle much larger bars of material up to around 14 inches diameter.

Key to the investment in the premises and equipment is the ability to handle much larger material stock for more efficient processing of the bigger variants in the parts manufactured.

Aerospace Precision Engineering Oil and Gas
Universal Tool & Production Co. Ltd.
1 Vulcan Way, Daedalus East
Lee On the Solent, Hants
PO13 9FW, England (UK)
Phone: +44 (0)1329 232 795
Fax: +44 (0)1329 823 623
Registered in England: 2003935; VAT No GB 446779106
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