Fife Fabrications invests in latest E-Brake ULTRA technology

Fife Fab

Leading UK precision sheet metal work manufacturer, Fife Fabrications has invested a significant six figure sum in new technology as part of its ongoing growth plans. This investment in its fifth E-Brake Press Brake machine, the SafanDarley E-Brake 130-3100 ULTRA, will further build its capabilities and services for its loyal customer base and create further capacity required to facilitate future growth.

Based in Glenrothes, Fife Fabrications is one of the most advanced manufacturers of precision sheet metalwork, electromechanical assemblies, and precision machined components in the UK, offering a complete service from design for manufacture support to manufacturing and full customer delivery.

The investment in this new technology will ensure Fife Fabrications can maintain its clear focus on continuous improvement, flexible customer support and offering the lowest possible acquisition cost, whilst creating further streamlining for its manufacturing operations.

Fife Fabrications’ Managing Director, John Penman told fbm Update:

“Fife Fabrications has always been focused on continual investment in lean technology, people and ordering processes, which means we can provide the lowest possible overall cost to customers. The timing of this investment will allow for many learning opportunities for staff, trainees, and apprentices at Fife Fabrications, offering clear benefits to our team, as well as to our customers. Our aim is to further build our capabilities, expertise and continue to provide customer service which is a cut above.

This investment in state-of-the-art technology, will ensure our services can move to the next level and increase our capability to design and deliver the highest quality products for our customers.”

Like most businesses, having recently undergone a challenging period during the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at Fife Fabrications responded swiftly to create a strong business recovery plan with a range of security and safety measures, which have ensured its compliance to Government regulations. This has included the introduction of shift work, home working and factory process modifications to ensure the business was able to service its customers and safeguard its staff, whilst ensuring it could create a positive position from which the business could invest and grow.

John added:

“This investment also supports our ongoing commitment to developing young talent to further support the upskilling of young people in Fife. This helps to address the skills gap in our industry and in Fife more generally, as well as creating a pipeline of young talent for our business.”