Guhring are on the move - Mike Dinsdale tells MTD more
Guhring is currently in the process of moving to a new state-of-the-art facility, something that has been in the trade media recently. So, MTD decided that our camera crew and tooling guru Joe, would swing by the cutting tool manufacturer and give our viewers a better insight as to what it will be all about. We met with Guhring UK's Managing Director, Mr Mike Dinsdale to find out more...
Guhring entered the UK in 1973 and it has progressed from a supply network for the Guhring brand to a full manufacturer of tooling here in the UK. The next step is the move to the new site in Aston, as Mr Dinsdale tells MTD, ‘’The new special purpose building is 60,000sq/ft and this will be an R&D and manufacturing centre. The reason for moving is that we need more space, more machines and more power that can only come from a modern facility. Additionally, we need to employ an additional 50 people to support our growing business.’’
When asked if any of the new starters will be apprentices, Mr Dinsdale said: "At present we have apprentices going through a training scheme, but the new facility will allow us to take on 2-3 new apprentices every year."
Commenting upon what production will be going on at the new site, Mr Dinsdale says: ‘’Our standard tools will still be manufactured and shipped from Germany. However, the growing demand for special tools for the aerospace, medical and automotive sectors to name a few, will be developed and manufactured here in the UK. This will mark the start of an exciting new growth period for Guhring and it is also bring technologically advanced manufacturing jobs to the Midlands.’’
Watch the video here.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtjEk_bK3Vw