MHP are looking to the future by investing in our staff.
We are pleased to welcome Ed, James and Ian (left to right below) to the company.
Ed is training in Tool Design and has already been trained on our new Tebis 5 axis CAD/CAM software to produce tooling and trimmed parts.
James is taking up the mantle of what is becoming a lost skill and becoming a fully qualified Patternmaker.
Ian is becoming a Toolmaker and training to make all types of tools relating to the plastics forming industry, including:
- Vacuum/Pressure forming
- Injection and PU mould tools.
To help reduce our carbon footprint MHP have installed 174 solar panels generating up to 46KW of power.
Mark Hipgrave explains being a vacuum forming company and a large user of electricity that this not only reduces our carbon footprint but also makes business sense. The panels will reduce our electric bill and with the feed in tariff we receive the solar panels will pay for themselvesin less than 6 years.
... that we have been accepted to become members of UKWA
The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) traces its origins back over a half a century to 1944. Today, UKWA is a thriving trade organisation representing some 700 companies in the third party logistics sector. Between them, members operate over 100 million square feet of warehousing from some 1300 locations throughout the UK, providing a wide range of logistics services to customers at home, in Europe and across the world.
In 2006 UKWA members voted to widen membership eligibility to include any company offering or conducting warehousing services, and to allow companies operating outside the UK to join.
...have produced the first ever full size plastic motorcycle kit made completely from vacuum formed plastic parts.
Full Size Kits Managing Director, Peter Manning, says that FSK has been working with MHP on the project for nearly two years and the support of MHP has been invaluable. This is a very exciting tirne for FSK. We have had interest from the UK, USA and Europe.
MHP took delivery of a new high speed machining centre supplied by Haas earlier this year. The new machine will increase our capacity and shorten delivery times for our customers.
The new Haas machine is just part of the continued investment strategy planned by MHP.
IMHX 2013 was opened by world land speed record breaker, Richard Noble OBE, who is Project Director for the latest record-attempting vehicle, Bloodhound SSC (SuperSonic Car). The 14m-long, jet- and rocket-powered car was displayed throughout IMHX.
During the Exhibition MHP were visited by many Blue chip companies looking for MHP to design and manufacture solutions to their transit problems.