Monday, July 11, 2011

News: Royal opening for MTL Group's Rotherham facility


Project manufacturing specialist MTL Group welcomed HRH The Duke of Kent to its new 300,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Rotherham last week.

MTL Group is one of the fastest growing project manufacturing specialists in the metals sector and is a global supplier of secondary steelwork. It works with a global blue-chip customer base in the defence, construction equipment, rail and off-shore wind energy sectors.

Escorted by the Lord-Lieutenant for South Yorkshire, HRH The Duke of Kent was greeted by MTL Group Managing Director Dr. Henry Shirman and the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire.

The Duke was among the invited guests who celebrated the occasion at the £5m state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which was acquired to meet MTL Group's growing presence in the steel engineering sector.

Dr. Henry Shirman led the Duke on a tour of the Grange Lane facility, which supplies original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with laser cut parts up to fully machined fabrications.

The company has made a significant investment in technology which means that MTL's Rotherham facility boasts the largest laser in the UK and a 640-tonne robotic press, which is the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world. A new high definition bevel plasma cutter and a robotic tube cutter are also in place, both specially designed to support the growth in orders from the offshore renewable energy sector.

One area of particular interest to the Duke was MTL Group's support in supplying armoured steel for UK Defence vehicles. Most recently manufacturing and supplying the V shaped hull for the new Foxhound vehicle which will replace the Snatch Land Rover from 2012 in high threat locations.

Dr. Henry Shirman said: "MTL Group is delighted to welcome His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent and our guests to the official opening of our new manufacturing facility.

"His Royal Highness was very impressed with the state-of-the-art facilities and praised MTL Group on its contribution to UK manufacturing."

MTL Group website

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