Investing Over £1Million in Precision Machining
Fast-evolving engineering company Power Jacks has invested more than £1million in new equipment in order to meet growing global demand for its products and services including the oil and gas sector.
The Ellon based company has taken delivery of three, state-of-the-art Doosan CNC (computer numerical control) machine tools to address customer needs for both its core products and precision machining services.
Power Jacks specialises in producing world-class industrial lifting and positioning equipment including screw jacks, actuators & lead screws.
Bruce Bultitude, chairman and managing director at Power Jacks, said: “The machines will be particularly pivotal to servicing the oil and gas sector where we are experiencing an increasingly growing demand for our core electro-mechanical products. What we are seeing is a sharp shift in the industry moving away from hydraulic methods of lifting and positioning of high loads. We believe this is because the end users are recognising the benefits of electro-mechanical solutions which can offer safer, maintenance free and more environmentally-friendly solutions.”
The Doosan CNC machine tools are next generation and further enhance our purpose-built engineering and manufacturing facilities. They have the most advanced high definition and high speed capabilities combined with a powerful weight capacity which enables us to deliver best-in-class products to bigger projects more time and cost effectively. Bruce Bultitude
Currently being commissioned at the company’s £6million headquarters in Ellon, with the aim of being operational by mid-June, Power Jacks’ new Doosan cell includes a large vertical turning centre, a large capacity lathe and a new machining centre to compliment Power Jacks’ already extensive manufacturing machining capability. Power Jacks’ improved capability allows the company to engineer even larger industrial worm gear screw jacks and actuators for lifting and positioning applications and also perform larger products for its oil and gas customers, such as valve bodies, tubing hangers, bonnets and flange faces up to 10 tonnes and 2 metre diameter.
Earlier this year, Power Jacks reported a record growth in its 25-year history with its sales revenue in 2013 increasing to £13.1million. In order to meet growing demand for its products and services, particularly in oil and gas, the company also reinforced its senior management team with Keith Mackie taking up the newly-created role of deputy managing director and Ian Porter being appointed operations director.
Power Jacks’ market activity spans more than 70 countries and a diverse range of industries from aerospace, defence and industrial auto-motion solutions to civil engineering and energy including renewables, and oil & gas. For more information about Power Jacks, please visit: www.powerjacks.com