Wednesday, August 3, 2016

News: DNA provide fast response at MTL Advanced


WEC Group has founded a brand new metal profiling and processing company as a way of strengthening operations at its Rotherham-based division, MTL Advanced.

A project manufacturing specialist in the metal sector, MTL processes around 25,000 tonnes of material annually and is capable of handling all sizes and types of work from carbon steel to aluminium. It supplies leading names in sectors such as defence, construction, offshore and renewable energy, recycling and rail.

DNA Metalwork is operating as a new subsidiary of MTL at its 300,000 sq ft Brinsworth facility, providing subcontract profiling and sheet metalwork services to a broad range of industries.

Specialising in laser, plasma, waterjet and flame cutting as well as fabrication, CNC machining, press braking, shot blasting, powder coating and wet painting, DNA Metalwork complements the Group's existing engineering divisions and improves our overall competitiveness.

The new venture will enable the company to grow their customer base and reach new markets.


Jamie Sharp, managing director of DNA Metalwork, said: "I am very excited and proud to join an organisation that has experienced such rapid growth over the last ten years.

"DNA Metalwork is designed to give a fast response service to customers, and our initial key priority is to utilise the excellent assets that are within MTL's Rotherham site, as well as the many other state-of-the-art facilities which are available across the Group."

DNA Metalwork has access to WEC Group's extensive in-house profiling capacity which includes 21 flat bed laser cutters, two tube laser machines, one robotic plasma tube cutter, four waterjet cutting machines and 23 press brakes, meaning it is already well placed to meet any metalworking requirement.

In addition, the company has 40+ CNC machining centres and 12 robotic welding cells working around the clock, enabling DNA Metalwork to offer a true one-stop-shop service and adding further value to customers.

The Lancashire-based WEC Group, which comprises 16 companies specialising in welding and fabrication, brought MTL out of administration in 2015, saving 135 jobs. WEC Group funded a £1.97m partnership deal to acquire the business and certain assets which made the group the largest laser cutting operation in the UK's fabrication and engineering sector.

Since the deal, an ambitious programme of investment throughout the Group has been undertaken aimed at increasing manufacturing space and giving room for further growth.

MTL Advanced has created 55 new jobs since coming out of administration and has invested in a new in-house training school, £1m in new equipment and £7m in acquiring the 300,000 sq ft factory and 30 acres of land.

WEC Group has around 800 employees and a projected £75m turnover.

DNA Metalwork website

Images: DNA Metalwork / MTL Advanced


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