June 2020

Automation from AP&T increases rate of production for Ideal Boilers

By | June 17th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Ideal Boilers, based in Hull, started manufacturing boilers back in 1906. Since autumn 2018, the boiler chassis for the domestic range of boilers, have been manufactured using automation and a highly efficient process, designed by AP&T.  Over 400,000 boilers leave the factory in Hull every year for households and commercial properties all over the UK. In order to meet the growing demand for the company’s products, Ideal Boilers decided in 2016 to investigate the possibilities for increased automation and streamlined production. The company wanted to find a partner which could [...]

May 2020

The New Industrial Press Company OSA Systems Joins the MMMA

By | May 7th, 2020|Uncategorised|

OSA Systems Ltd (OSAS) is a new and exciting Industrial Press company, which has grown out of One Stop Automation Ltd (OSA). One Stop Automation had been working intrinsically alongside PJ Hare, designing, developing and delivering the control and automation systems. To prevent the engineering heritage of PJ Hare Ltd being lost, OSA acquired the intellectual property to ensure British engineering, and more importantly, the press industry had a choice for customers, blending heritage and our knowledge of new technology together. OSA Systems was specially set up to deal with [...]

Advanced cutting tool for Electric Vehicles market

By | May 4th, 2020|Uncategorised|

The market for Electric Vehicles has grown exponentially since 2013, and is expected to continue growing at a fast rate. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the number of Electric Vehicles in use in the world has grown from about 380,000 vehicles in 2013 to nearly ten times as much in 2017, with over three million Electric Vehicles on the roads (see report). The latest developments in the underlying technology, and the attractiveness of government incentives like subsidies and exemptions from parking fees in some countries, adds to the [...]

April 2020

The MMMA Response to Covid-19

By | April 9th, 2020|Member News, Uncategorised|

Dear Members, Covid-19 Response  First of all, I hope all our members of the MMMA are well and keeping safe in these very testing times. Above all else our families and loved ones should be our main priority. Covid-19 Response  MACH 2018 None of us know how long the lockdown will continue for and it’s going to be a learning curve as we have never seen before in our lifetime, both personally and in business. As always, we remain strong and continue thinking forward, you should all now [...]

Evenings, weekends or daytime – AP&T will service your machines at your convenience

By | April 3rd, 2020|Uncategorised|

A lot of companies are now putting restrictions on visitors from outside the company. To make the best of the situation, AP&T is now also offering servicing and machine maintenance in the evenings and weekends. “Keeping your machines in good working order to prevent unplanned downtime is quite possibly more important now than during normal circumstances. Should there be an emergency situation at a time when our technicians are not granted access to the site, things could get complicated. For this reason, we are now offering preventative maintenance not only [...]

March 2020


By | March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorised|

German press brake tooling and guillotine shear blade manufacturer, UKB Uwe Krumm GmbH, Burbach, whose products range from 60 mm to 6,000 mm in length and weigh from a few hundred grams to several tonnes, has 14 machining centres on its shop floor. Across all of the equipment, which is also employed for general subcontract machining, only two types of vice are used regardless of the size and geometry of the component and the material being processed. The workholding devices are supplied exclusively by the Hilma division of the Roemheld [...]

New technology and machinery as MMMA launch largest ever Metalworking Village at MACH 2021

By | March 9th, 2020|Member News, Uncategorised|

New presses, software, monitoring systems and self-locking wedge clamps are just some of the highlights that visitors can expect to see when the largest ever Metalworking Village hits MACH 2021 in January (24-28th). The Metalforming Machinery Makers’ Association (MMMA), which is the only organisation dedicated to the UK sheet metal forming industry, has capped a major year of growth by taking over 650 square metres of space at the event, allowing more than 26 members to showcase their services and technology. Visitors will be able to enjoy live demonstrations of [...]

February 2020

MMMA Metalworking Village at MACH 2021

By | February 21st, 2020|Uncategorised|

MMMA hosting our specialist Metalworking exhibition within MACH 2021 provides a fantastic opportunity for our members to show off their skills, services and Technologies to visitors across manufacturing UK. Within the Village, visitors will be welcomed to call on each member stand, to discuss and see, what is available, how it could help them in improving production, winning more orders and increasing profitability. Members exhibiting include - Bruderer UK , Esprit Automation, Cotswold Machinery Sales, Worcester Presses, Schuler, Presscare, TMA, Roemheld UK, Industrial Clutch, Kaller Gas Springs, Press Techniques, Helm [...]

January 2020

AP&T delivers press hardening lines to Unipres in the UK and France

By | January 23rd, 2020|Uncategorised|

Unipres visits AP&T in Ulricehamn, Sweden. Tsutomu Serizawa and Ryoji Maeda from Unipres in the middle, with Peter Robisch and Yuki Yoshikawa from AP&T on either side. Japanese Unipres supplies many of the world’s major car manufacturers with car body parts made out of pressed sheet metal. The global group has now decided to invest in two complete press hardening lines from AP&T. The first of the two lines will begin operating at Unipres’s British manufacturing center in Sunderland at the beginning of 2020. The second line will [...]

December 2019

Sheffield businesses build new relationships with india following trade mission

By | December 13th, 2019|Member News, Uncategorised|

Companies and organisations from across the Sheffield City Region (SCR) in the United Kingdom are establishing new business relationships in India, following a successful trade mission focused on advanced manufacturing. Sir Nigel Knowles, the Sheffield City Region Mayor’s Advisor on International Trade and Investment, headed up a highly successful international trade visit to Pune and Mumbai in India between 25 and 30 November with an ambition to open trading opportunities and job creation between the SCR and India. Ten delegates from a number of organisations, including Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) [...]