Investment in expansion pays dividends for Midland Power Press Services

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A decision to expand its operations is paying dividends for power press specialist, Midland Power Press Services.

The Tipton-based company began the search for new premises when an increasing demand from customers placed a strain on existing facilities.

Josie Stevenson, Director, said: “We had experienced increased demand from customers for large repairs and major refurbishment work. This was putting a strain on existing facilities so we opted to expand.

“We were lucky in that we found exactly what we were looking for just 100 metres away from our existing site.”

The new manufacturing area at 34 High Street, Princess End, comprises 3,700 sq ft (370 sqm) of working floor space plus extensive offices.

This additional manufacturing area has given MPPS significantly more space for disassembly, examination, repair and rebuild of components and machine sub-assemblies.

The transfer of the fitting work to the new unit has enabled the firm to convert its former base at Unit 2, High Street, into a dedicated Machining Facility with space available for additional machine tools.

“The decision to invest in the new facilities has paid off handsomely,” added Josie. “It has made life a lot easier for us and the extra space has meant we have the additional capacity to take on the extra staff we need to meet demand and maintain our ‘best in class’ service to customers.

“Not only that, we have also become an agent for OMERA, which is helping to raise our profile considerably.”

The latter move has been a significant step for the firm as it looks to build on its reputation for the installation, maintenance and repair of mechanical power presses and hydraulic presses.

It is stocking a range of OMERA sheet metal working machinery including Trimming Beading Machines, Mechanical Presses, Hydraulic Presses and Automatic Lines.

Additionally, MPPS is now accredited to the Safe Contractor Membership scheme. Safe Contractor is part of the Alcumus Group, the market leader provider of compliance risk management. The external audit process and certification demonstrates that MPPS operates under recognised high health and safety standards.

John Stupmanis, MPPS Health and Safety Manager, said: "Gaining membership to the Safe Contractor Scheme is a great step forward for MPPS, showing our commitment to high levels of health and safety in house at our factories in Tipton and also onsite at our customers premises to comply with and better their health and safety requirements."

Born in a small workshop in Wolverhampton, MPPS has grown from a one-man operation into the first name UK industry calls when presses develop a fault.

MPPS’ 30-strong team of skilled and experienced engineers offer a range of services including onsite service, spare parts, repair, inspection, maintenance, machine refurbishment and modernisation.

An emergency power press repair service guarantees an engineer on site the same day, whilst its in-house machine shop provides all the capacity needed to repair parts for power presses, hydraulic presses, forging machines and auxiliary equipment.

An electrical department provides onsite service and repairs, new control systems, and has become a leading provider of press inspection services to comply with health and safety legislation.

The firm also offers preventative servicing and maintenance to all its customers, which has proven to reduce repair costs over the course of the year.

It has also continued to invest in new equipment with the introduction of CNC machine tools and a Portable Coordinate Measuring Machine.

The ability to respond quickly and offer engineering solutions has seen the firm continue to grow annual sales and it counts blue chip customers in the automotive, aerospace, white goods, forging and food and drink sectors amongst its client base.

MPPS is also one of the only companies in the UK which can refurbish parts without the drawings being provided.

For more details contact [email protected] or telephone 0121 520 4320.