Posted on August 24, 2016Category: Case Studies Tags: Business Support, Growing The Humber, Local Growth Fund
About the company
Kenworth Engineering carries out a variety of services centred around precision machining. These predominately include milling, turning, internal and external grinding and also surface grinding.
The business, which takes on low and medium volume contracts from clients in a wide range of sectors, offers machining on almost any material.
About the project
The company needed to purchase two new machines – a new 3metre CNC lathe and a new machining centre – which would allow them to take on larger jobs and complete more complex orders for local clients who would otherwise send the work outside of the area.
The machines, along with an additional new turning centre, will expand the companies’ capabilities, potentially enabling them to become more involved in the growing renewables industry which is developing in the Humber.
The purchase of machinery and equipment has facilitated the creation of two new Machine Operator roles within the company, as well as the creation of a job for an Apprentice to learn new skills and gain new qualifications.
Further down the line, this expansion is expected to facilitate the creation of a further job for a Labourer.
Dan Rowbotham, Director of Kenworth Engineering, said: “We are confident that these new machines will springboard the company into a successful new era and eventually allow us to add further engineers to our ranks.
“Three of our current team members started off as apprentices at Kenworth Engineering straight after leaving school and the company feels strongly about bringing more on-board in the near future.
“Once we have the capacity, apprenticeships are going to be a key aim of Kenworth Engineering’s growth plan”
Location: Jackson Place, Wilton Road Ind. Estate, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
£141,300 Project Cost
£28,260.00 RGF grant
2 Direct Jobs