Engineering group expands with launch of fabrication division

The engineering group headed up by Burnley's Annette Weekes has expanded with the launch of Advanced Fabrication Solutions, which has already secured its first wave of contracts.

Operating out of a 5,000 sq ft facility, the new business has recruited a team of six and invested in a suite of machinery capable of delivering metal working, fabrication and welding services.

Equipment already on site includes MIG and TIG welding plants, CNC turret punch, pressbrake machinery, guilotines, and equipment to support bending, folding and notching. 

Advanced Fabrication Solutions will work alongside Annette's other businesses: PDS CNC Engineering of Nelson, which worked on Thrust SSC and assisted in the rebuild of Donald Campbell's Bluebird boat; jigs and tool making specialist Tooling Solutions; and medical device specialist Morow.

The group now can handle work from precision machining, engineering design, jigs and fixture, 3D printing and now fabrication.

Annette Weekes, managing director, said: "We're absolutely delighted to add fabrication and metal working to our offering of services, it was a crucial part of the plan for 2020 and it's a credit to the whole team at PDS and Tooling that we've achieved this despite pressure from the pandemic and the local lockdown. We're incredibly excited for the year ahead!"

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