Dawson Shanahan boosts capacity with half a million pound investment

Dawson Shanahan boosts capacity with half a million pound investment

Dawson Shanahan, the world’s leading specialist in precision cold forming and machining, has met the growing demand for its precision engineering services by boosting capacity with an investment in machinery of almost half a million pounds.

The Welshpool-based company has invested in three new machines, each of which provide different functionality. This includes a new TRAUB turning machine, which has been purchased following the win of a large new contract with a major automotive manufacturer. This advanced technology delivers excellent precision and efficiency and will enable Dawson Shanahan to optimise cycle times and increase capacity.

Dawson Shanahan has also added a fully refurbished Cincinnati Milacron OMP40 centreless production grinding cell for precision grinding of automotive brake pistons and a new XYZ milling machine. These high performance machines will bring extra capacity and speed, helping to ensure orders are on time and to the high standards Dawson Shanahan is renowned for.

Commenting on the investment, Les Reeves, Joint Managing Director at Dawson Shanahan explained: “Continual investment in new machinery is a cornerstone of the Dawson Shanahan philosophy. It enables us to consistently meet our customers’ wide range of needs. The three new machines have boosted our capacity, are ensuring quicker turnaround and enabled us to offer an even more customisable and flexible service.”

The purchasing of these three new machines follows investment earlier in the year, at which time Dawson Shanahan purchased two new Locatelli Meccanica hydraulic CNC presses to enhance its impressive precision cold forming capability still further.