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Gloucestershire engingeering firm wins award

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Written by: Olivia Alexandra Scull | Posted 07 December 2018 14:14

Gloucestershire engingeering firm wins award


Gloucestershire based global engineering company Renishaw won the coveted Manufacturing in Action accolade at the at The Manufacturer MX Awards.


Jonny Williamson, editor of, experienced first-hand the innovative technology installed at Renishaw's South Wales facility in Miskin, near Cardiff and decided to award them the title after being impressed by the company.


The companies shortlisted for the award are those who are felt to exemplify the best characteristics of future-facing, progressive businesses. Other companies on the shortlist were Accolade Wines, British Rototherm, Lintott Control Systems Limited, MBDA and PP Control and Automation.


Renishaw's award win follows Jonny Williamson's tour of its Miskin facility earlier this year, including its production halls for machining and assembly, low-volume production line and the Healthcare Centre of Excellence. Also at the Miskin site is the Fabrication Development Centre, a dedicated education facility, which local schools can use as part of their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) lessons.


Gareth Hankins, director of group manufacturing services of Renishaw said: "Since acquiring the Miskin facility in 2011, we have built a strong team who have successfully applied the manufacturing strategies in use at our other UK sites, with strong support from staff at those sites, especially during the early years.


"To win this prestigious award is a real compliment to the wider team in Renishaw's manufacturing services operation, particularly when we consider the achievements of the other excellent shortlisted companies”.


Jonny Williamson, editor of said: "Renishaw represents innovation and technological advancement at every level and winning The Manufacturer MX Award for Manufacturing in Action showcases Renishaw as a forward-thinking engineering business that has truly invested in the future.


"Of everything I saw during my tour of Miskin, I was particularly taken with Renishaw's machining hall. The company has developed an impressive, highly sophisticated system that works to an incredible degree of accuracy by leveraging the very best of the physical and digital world."


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