Over the summer of 2018, Equitus Engineering, along with our strategic partners, Maestro Business executed a project at an SME manufacturer called 1860GEL. Manchester Metropolitan University offered a summer placement student for this project. One of the key features of this project was the to collaborative approach taken by these Greater Manchester based businesses.
The outcome of this project resulted in:
1860 GEL acquiring an extra 20% capacity with their existing machines, with no new investment, thus supplying into China.
1860 GEL being given a potential alternative material to manufacture the component that is ca. 70% of their turnover.
Due to the above two developments 1860 GEL have been shortlisted for an Insider Magazine export award, with the ceremony being held on the 6th of December 2018.