Great to see the site improvements at Inal 2020 gaining traction…the reception now with all new lighting, flooring, blinds and complete re-decoration awaits arrival of some new furniture only. Something else we can all be proud of.
After the recent success of Sherwood’s fast-tracked ISO 140001 accreditation, we have today at Inal 2020 engaged an external body to assess us in securing the same. This will be driven by Paul Walker Quality at Inal under the stewardship of Helen Shotton, affectionately known as “Q,” Quality Manager at Wolverhampton. Completion is expected first quarter 2022.
A true doodle to delivery plus installation ground-breaking project from Inal 2020. Not just supplying the extrusions, but forming, machining, welding into panels, hydrostatic testing, installing fittings, building a uni-strut frame to house them in, then attaching fans and fully installing on a site somewhere in the south east; taking supplying extrusions to a new level! Fantastic effort from everyone involved and the great news is this is just the start.
Welcome to the Inal team Teddy Ngulube! It’s always good when someone starts as a temporary worker and through their own diligence and effort make it to a full-time position. Teddy ticked all the boxes bar one, but by the time we found out he was a Man Utd supported it was already too late, we need to tighten these filters. Great to have you Teddy and we wish you every success in the new role.
Great to see Raf Galkowski join the Inal 2020 team full time. Raf seen here with works supervisor Deb Hargreaves has proved himself consistently since joining as a temp last year and we have high hopes for him in the future. Raf will be working with Dave Lowe to learn CNC programming as there is nothing like home grown talent when looking at succession policy. A youthful looking 37, Raf’s first child is weeks away from making his first appearance, see how long those looks last Raf! We wish him every success in his new role.
More investment again this month at Inal 2020, not content with one new Hass Machining centre we commissioned a second one at the same time. Not quite by one get one free but nevertheless another indication of our commitment and optimism as 2021 approaches. Also arriving in the next few days is a new mitre saw which further underpins our general fabrication side..it’s not just about the high precision stuff
Great to have Lee Usher join us this week on the quality side. Lee has a long history in high end aerospace engineering and will be key in driving improvements across all areas. Ex ball room dancer Lee didn’t so much hit the ground running but hit it with a forward lock double reverse spin, progressive side-step reverse turn and a closed impetus feather return, discussing “Strictly” on a Monday will never be quite the same. With kids and grandkids Lee is a qualified Ju Jitsu instructor which helps keep them all in line. It’s great to have him on board.
In this most challenging of years, it is a testament to the resilience of our team that we’ve been able to welcome another addition to the Inal 2020 machining portfolio this week.
The arrival of the new Comet T6 horizontal machining centre further complements on-site machining and means we can continue to go further for customers working in key covid-facing sectors.
It looked like a tight fit going in, but with a little bit of “to me to you, to me to you” we got there in the end.
Get in touch to discuss your upcoming extrusion projects.
We’re especially keen to help UK designers re-shore their machining work and think we have a competitive offer.
Great meeting at Sherwood HQ on Friday when co-owner Paul Thurston played host to local Conservative MP for Wolverhampton North East Jane Stevenson. The aluminium industry is known for its strong political lobby and it was great seeing Jane on site experiencing at first hand an outstanding Wolverhampton success story, that for too many years has flown below the radar.
Many current and future challenges facing us were touched upon and as Paul commented “ going forward without doubt the importance of the connection made with Jane will manifest itself in the months and years to come”
Fresh after confirming the purchase of the Inal (2020) Manchester site, Paul Thurston and Terry Franklin announce a further capital spend north of £300k. This covers additional CNC and sawing equipment and will enable us to retain our position at the forefront of aluminium processing in the UK. “it is another indication of the confidence across both of our sites” said a delighted Paul making the announcement earlier this week. More information to follow.