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Seco joins AMRC
Seco joins AMRC

Seco joins AMRC

Added to MTDCNC by MTDCNC on 11 September 2013

Seco Tools (UK) Ltd, a leading supplier of complete machining solutions to the metal-cutting Industry has joined the AMRC with Boeing as a Tier One member.

Already established and recognised as being a key innovator and a supplier of advanced technology solutions to the aerospace and other high-value manufacturing sectors, as well as currently working in partnership with a number of aerospace OEMs (that includes Rolls-Royce, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty and BAE Systems) and other aerospace supply chain companies, Seco’s decision to become a Tier One member will help it strengthen its position in this, and other advanced manufacturing sectors.

By taking Tier One membership, Seco will gain access to all the resources and generic research at the AMRC, and will also occupy a seat on the board to help determine the direction of future research.

Richard Jelfs, managing director of Seco Tools (UK) said:

'This is a significant investment for Seco, and is one that I am confident will create many opportunities for, and deliver real business benefits to, our organisation.

'Aerospace (to name but one) is an important sector for us and, either directly or indirectly, accounts for over 40% of our annual sales turnover.

'We already have strong, mutually-beneficial relationships with many aerospace manufacturers and only last year launched the Seco Aerospace Competence Centre – a collaborative Anglo-French joint venture between Seco Tools (UK) and Seco Tools (France) designed to help manufacturers tap into our collective experience and expertise in machining methods and strategies; materials science and technologies; and  the design, implementation and optimisation of new and innovative manufacturing processes.

'Becoming a Tier 1 member further demonstrates our commitment to the aerospace sector.

'We are looking forward to helping shape and contribute to leading edge manufacturing research and development projects, and I am certain that the collaborative business approach we adopt combined with the skills and technical know-how of our engineers and our proven track record in managing complex turnkey projects from design right through to pre-production will be well-received by members.'

Seco’s membership has been welcomed by the AMRC.

Professor Keith Ridgway CBE, research director and co-founder of the AMRC with Boeing, said:

'We are delighted to have Seco as a Tier 1 member. If we want to be a world-leading machining research centre, we need to work with world-leading cutting tool suppliers. Seco joins a very strong partnership, and we welcome them into the AMRC.'

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