MTD Turns Up Heat On Competition After Major Expansion

Midland Tool and Design is set for a major expansion after securing one of their biggest ever contracts.

The Tipton-based precision engineering firm has leased three units near their current headquarters, which will be dedicated to the project, stamping motor laminations for a leading manufacturer of domestic heating appliances.

The 20% expansion will enable MTD to diversify into a new area of assembly, including spot-welding, and single action press work (up to 125 tonnes), complementing a high speed progressive press shop of up to 200 tonnes.

The flourishing firm has invested £50000 in new machinery, and recruited another five staff, including one apprentice, taking the workforce to almost 50.

Managing Director Darren Booton said: “We secured this contract due to the range of services we can provide in-house.

“We have manufactured a complete set of press tools, which will be used to stamp the laminations and finish and weld the assemblies.

“We are moving into a very exciting phase for the business, with a number of other potential projects on the horizon as well as the expansion.

“We can be optimistic about the future.”

Established in 1969, Midland Tool and Design was originally a precision tool-making business, but is now a complete solutions provider, ranging from prototyping, to product development, to manufacturing.

The firm supplies precision components to companies in the aerospace, medical and automotive engineering sectors.

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