AMB Co. Ltd maintain high quality service with latest investment

One of the UK’s leading suppliers of hardfaced composite components, AMB Co. ltd, has invested in a Colchester Magnum VS LS manual lathe to increase capacity and maintain their high standards of service.  The company has vast experience in producing pumps, valves and associated components, providing largely to sectors such as oil and gas, power generation, marine, nuclear and defence, and the investment has been influenced by a change in demand from a section of their customers. 

AMB Co. Ltd invested in the new manual lathe to achieve larger component work for critical sectors such as oil and gas, power generation and defence. The firm’s Managing Director Frazer Crownshaw says this may be a result of the change in political landscape: 

“Due to the events in Ukraine it seems many companies who sit within the sectors we supply to, are diverting their supply chains out of Eastern Europe. This has resulted in an increase in demand for working with larger pieces of material that previously we may not have been able to keep in-house.” 

“The new machine means we not only have the increase in capacity, but it also affords us a little flexibility; to make wiser decisions on what work we can achieve or subcontract out, helping us when managing expectations and maintaining communication with stakeholders.” 

Alongside the investment the company has employed another skilled machinist and another member of the Commercial team, with plans to recruit more people in 2023. 

Whilst AMB can offer a range of manufacturing activities including a weld-only service and a full turnkey solution, the company also has plans to update their component-finishing cell with some new grinding facilities, which will only enhance their engineering capabilities moving forward. 

Members of the BVAA, and a mainstay of UK manufacturing for over 80 years, Albert Marsh and Bestelite Hardfacing Company Ltd (AMB Co. Ltd) are the leading supplier of hardfaced components to a diverse range of industries; taking a magnitude of different raw materials and processing them into high specification components using manual and CNC machines, EDM machining centres, in-house heat treatment, inspection and testing facilities for a full turn-key solution.  Our welding expertise in TiG, MiG, plasma, spray and HVOF is supported by a library of over 100 welding procedure approvals covering some of the world’s most critical sectors, such as Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Power Generation, Marine and Defence. 

If you have any hardfacing requirements or would like to find out more about AMB, please contact Andrew Wellwood

Tel No:    01142 446708

Published: 3rd November 2022

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