Mark Stephens, sales and marketing director, said: “We can now offer a full machining capability, from basic shafts to big boring jobs. This enables to keep a lot of standard machining jobs in-house, but also attract those more unusual bespoke machining jobs that are usually of a higher value.”

Stephens explained that the development “opens up the sub-contracting machining market” and allows Lifting Solutions to service the machining requirements of some of its larger clients, “who we used to have to send elsewhere, or sub-contact the work,” he concludes.

A number of rope sheaves, pins and bushes manufactured at the new facility are already in the marketplace.