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    At the start of 2020 the management at Greenfield decided to re-design its website and Greenfield chose to work again with twdesigns, a local business who has been working with the Greenfield marketing team for the last 4 years. After…

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    As a business, we care about the safety of our staff and the local community. While the Government restrictions around the country are slowly easing, we fully appreciate that this is by no means the end of the pandemic and…

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    Our brand new website is almost ready to go live. It will showcase all of our capabilities we offer from Design & Development right the way through the manufacturing process to Warehousing & Logistics. It will feature in detail the sectors we work within our latest vacancies, news & events and more interactive features being…

    Dear Valued Customer, Our priority in such challenging times is the safety and welfare of our employees, suppliers and customers. We have taken steps over the past few weeks in line with recognised guidance. We have been limiting supplier and customer visits and now have a no access policy into the office from visitors and…

    Greenfield Engineering are pleased to confirm that we have been awarded Akzo Nobel and Cromadex Extra life certificates for powder coating systems. Tyler Hayes Akzo Area Sales Manager said: “AkzoNobel is pleased to support Greenfield Engineering with its Extra Life certificates for powder coating systems. Greenfield have displayed the operational ability and knowledge to process…

    Greenfield Engineering are delighted to confirm that we have successfully passed our Audit and renewed our Jotun Powder Coatings approval for another year. Ben Parsley from Jotun Powder Segment Manager UK & Ireland said: “Greenfield Engineering have very good systems in place across their operational sites and are clearly approved as a Jotun approved applicator.…

    The ability to “earn while you learn” and getting a real hands on experience from industry experts are two of the main reasons why young people are starting to choose apprenticeships. This has become a real career alternative to university and all the mounting costs associated with the university route. Greenfield will be looking to…

    December is a month were most companies are winding down for Christmas, but Greenfield Engineering took delivery of the latest P1 Salvagnini electric panel bender. The new machine was ready for production from the 3rd of January and is guaranteed to add additional capacity and flexibility to the bending section. The new investment of £300,000…

    As Christmas fast approached at the end of last year, Greenfield held its annual staff charity raffle. All proceeds being raised from the sale of raffle tickets being sent to North Devon Hospice. It’s an important time of year for us all but before we finished work it’s rewarding to think of others and this…

    In business, there’s nothing more important than building strong relationships with customers and suppliers. A great working partnership moves onto create great friendships for life, which makes the festive season the perfect time to share our gratitude and warm wishes with the people who we work with, and do business with all year long. From…

    Greenfield Engineering believes strong sales over the last three months are an early sign of growing confidence in the economy despite all the talk of a no deal Brexit. The overall performance shows as a company Greenfield is doing everything right to attract and develop new business. Sales for the next two months continue to…

    Greenfield has now been certified as a zero waste to landfill company. This is a great achievement in managing the complete elimination of previous waste stream activities. Since these new practices and process controls have been put in place Greenfield Engineering in partnership with SWM are diverting in excess of: 30 tonnes of mixed waste,…

    Curry and a few beers! Returning after the success of the last staff organised social event. The team decided to have a Friday night curry evening at the Mirchi Bangladeshi restaurant Bude.  Relaxing over delicious traditional freshly prepared classic dishes like Tandoori, Biryani, Tikka curries that made your mouth water. The Greenfield team had an…

    On Saturday the 3rd August a group of Greenfield staff went to Polson paintball a UKPSF accredited facility with five large game zones to play, so it was to prove undoubtedly a great venue for a skirmish for all the staff. There’s no better way to test your skill than having an opposite competitive team…

    There maybe several reasons to encourage your employees to seek alternate transportation to work. Whether it’s carpooling, taking public transportation, walking or biking, the benefits of not driving a car everyday are substantial. The most notable benefit is the reduced strain on the environment. Cutting back on driving not only reduces our countries dependence on…

    Greenfield Engineering are very proud to be sponsoring this year’s Ruby Run. The half marathon will run from Holsworthy and finish at Hatherleigh, with a shorter “all ability” event starting at Highampton along part of the Ruby Way. Philip Hackett, president of Hatherleigh Rotary Club encouraged us to get involved with this very popular event,…

    Greenfield are pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Martin as their new Maintenance Engineer. This is another good example of the business providing opportunities for its existing staff to progress and develop into more technical roles within the company. Matt, who has been with the company for nine years and held a number of…

    Greenfield have just installed new additional health & safety signage across the company, which will act as an important communication tool to help indicate various risks, hazards and quality within the workplace. The new signage will greatly increase employee awareness across both areas in a wide range of different working environments. From the main production…

    This April the Greenfield Engineering team successfully managed the regaining of all three ISO accreditation’s. This is after undergoing a three-day detailed independent audit of its management systems by URS lead auditor Patrick Westby. Covering ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Accreditation, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management & OHSAS 18001:2007 Health & Safety System. The three ISO/OHSAS accreditation’s…

    Greenfield have continued to invest heavily on developing the staff with offsite training for the design team on Solidworks solutions. Adam Watkins has just completed his first week on advanced 3D rendering. This will enable him as well as the rest of the design team in providing quicker render concepts for customers with a high…

    Greenfield’s latest investment of two new Haeger 824-WT-4e fastener insertion machines which complements the continued business strategy. Annually the business is inserting over one and a half million studs and the old Haegers needed to be updated. Introducing the new Haeger technology will give increased throat depth for components of 24″, better hydraulic force of…

    One of the first steps for an inspiring engineering career is gaining valuable real time work experience. Greenfield are pleased to have given Dylan Hughes a taster of a sheet metal production environment. Dylan enjoyed his week in the different manufacturing departments spending time learning how to fold complex components on the press-brakes. Then learning…

    Greenfield have a strong management team, especially in terms of technical prowess, however it’s important that the business keeps improving. Two senior managers have recently undertaken the level 5 diploma programme in business management and leadership, both Lee Harris (Production Manager), and Richard Green (Paint Plant, Assembly & Logistic’s Manager) have been enrolled on day…

    Greenfield’s Operation Director Simon Walker is photographed presenting a cheque for £250.00 to Jess Burford Redgrove of The Long House (North Devon Hospice Outreach Centre) in Holsworthy. This money was raised by all the staff at Greenfield Engineering during their annual raffle at Christmas. Simon was given a guided tour and was impressed with not…

    Specialising in sub-contract high precision sheet metal fabrication, powder coating and assembly. The business understood the need to remain as flexible as possible and cost effective for their customers. The reason in purchasing the Ensis-3015 AJ Fiber Laser and ASLUL stockyard automation was to be able to process more parts per hour with equal or…

    As Greenfield is in it’s 30th anniversary year we spoke to Frank Green to understand some of the secrets of the company’s success. Frank is quite philosophical about Greenfield’s continual growth and development over the years, but puts down its success to the incredible team that over the years has grown and changed, but continually…

    Future Careers Greenfield’s apprentice team was at hand at Holsworthy Community College to explain the career opportunities available to Year 10 pupils, as they showcased a range of different opportunities within the interesting engineering sector and specifically Greenfield Engineering. This is the annual Careers Fair close to the end of half-term, when around 40 students…

    Greenfield have developed a simple, but effective standard in bridging the engineering skills gap that most companies are experiencing. Having a clear focus on building and developing a strong framework from our apprenticeship programme for the future. This was started 8 years ago to ensure the business would get a continual process-oriented approach for young…

    Greenfield Engineering are investing in an additional new Vimar forklift truck to help with the increasing number of deliveries and general warehousing duties across the business. This necessary investment adds to our fleet following on from the two new electric pallet trucks purchased last year. All the trucks are working long hours, so reliability and…

    Greenfield have added productivity improvements in the assembly area with the addition of screen access to the main system and downloading engineering information to the shop floor. This will give the assembly teams manufacturing technical instructions as well as dimensional data electronically. These enhancements in the area will make multiple assemblies easier to assemble reducing…

    As a major employer Greenfield’s responsibility to ensure all the staff have quality training and are competent to carry out their driving roles safely. This includes keeping them up to date with their current forklift truck training licences. This is probably one of the most dangerous pieces of unguarded equipment moving around the factory buildings…

    Annual Christmas Raffle As part of Greenfield’s ongoing commitment to support our nominated local charity, we are all getting into the Christmas spirit early by having a big raffle to raise vital funds for the North Devon Hospice. We’d like to say a big thankyou to all our suppliers who kindly donated super prizes for…

    Greenfield Engineering, this year in 2019 is celebrating its 30-year anniversary, In 1989 the founders Frank & Michelle Green set out with a vision to develop, and eventually provide, a leading subcontract engineering service offering excellence to manufacturing businesses across the South West. Over the course of the last 30 years, Greenfield’s vision has expanded…

    An apprenticeship offers young people a fantastic foundation to build a career, where the limits are only set by the commitment you put in, and Gary Burnard is a prime example. Gary first began his engineering career at Greenfield as an apprentice in 1993. Studying hard to complete his four year courses in mechanical engineering…

    From all the Directors and staff we wish a Merry Christmas and a happy festive break to all our customers and suppliers. Greenfield work tirelessly every day to provide the best service possible, and will continue to improve our service and reliability in 2019 and look to add to our customer base with on-going growth.…

    Fortunately Greenfield’s production across the two sites is managed by a Conveyancing Team who keep both sites and the shift operational. Components arrive in their respective areas regardless of driving rain and cold winds. The team are true unsung heroes of the business. Understandably this is an aspect of the business never really talked about…

    “A traditional Christmas is all about spending time with the family, catching up with friends enjoying good food, exchanging gifts, sharing happy memories. In this festive season our customers are never far from our thoughts as we always feel they are a big part of our extended family. With this in mind, everyone at Greenfield…

    Mitchal Cisneros is pictured receiving his certificates after completing six days of in-depth training at Solidworks (HQ) in Leamington Spa, with a further four days of advanced training to follow. The course covers getting the best out of the lesser known features within the Solidworks software such as animations, weldments, mould design. The final four…

    Greenfield Engineering have bought one of the key elements of precision sheet metal manufacturing; New Fibre Laser technologies, using the advantages of processing mode to provide the approach of providing precision quality components, and low cost profiling of sheet metal with the flexibility of unmanned high speed laser cutting in one combined manufacturing operation. The…

    Greenfield’s staff washrooms on site one have just undergone a complete refurbishment to improve hygiene and usability. The staff washrooms needed upgrading with them being over ten years old and with over forty plus staff a shift 5 days a week using the facilities. A complete ten day strip out was required with temporary toilets…

    Local young lad with a strong passion for engineering, Otis Nethercot, who has currently completed his first year apprenticeship at college studying towards his NVQ level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations qualification. Otis has now joined Greenfield  so he will be well on his way to completing a BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Engineering on…

    Myles MacDonald is retiring after 25+ years at Petroc College during which time he has taught countless Greenfield Engineering apprentices. As he is a scouser and a huge Liverpool FC fan, the college had fabricated a 400mm high mild steel sculpture of the Liver Bird from the Liverpool FC badge, and asked Greenfield if they…

    Celebrating Nigel Riley’s quiet, honest, reliable & hard working everyday effort at Greenfield. Nigel has now decided it’s time for a well-earned rest, as he sells up the family’s small holding in Devon to enable him and his wife to move closer to their ageing relatives in Northern Ireland. It was important to give Nigel…

    A brave group of intrepid Greenfield explorers recently took to the sea for an exhilarating morning of coasteering at Port Gaverne just round the corner from Port Isaac. Outdoor pursuit great fun jumping off cliffs? Scrambling over rocks? Exploring sea caves? Easy right? Wrong! This activity tested the guys vertigo, as well at their stamina…

    Greenfield are pleased for the current 2018/19 season to support Holsworthy Football Club and having the opportunity of getting behind our local team. With this in mind we are sponsoring two of our staff who play for the club, Dominic Abbott and Jack Greening. This sponsorship supports our mutual love for the game and the…

    Greenfield, are pleased to welcome 2018 academic year of aspiring apprentices (L to R) David Dawson, Nicholas Cronk, Ryan Renshaw, Ethan Childs and Drew Acaster, in joining the team. These successful apprentices have been chosen from a very strong selection and recruitment process this year. They all now have the opportunity to start their engineering…

    Greenfield’s increased export demand this year for its sheet metal is coming surprisingly from a major manufacturers in the US, Brazil and Mexico. The market sector requirements are supplying quality fully finished parts into these countries for the high end office furniture sector. This year Greenfield boasts an increased proportion of its sheet metal production…

    The collaboration that began in 1992 between Greenfield Engineering and Amada was key at that early stage for the business. We found the right equipment manufacturer to partner and support us in servicing our customers’ demands. The innovation from Amada, coupled with the strong after sales support we received (despite at that time being a…

    It’s September, and that means autumn and the flu season is almost upon us. Greenfield is offering all its staff free flu jabs before this winter starts in order to protect staff and their families against the spread of this dangerous life threatening virus. This is now the fourth year Greenfield has offered staff free…

    Greenfield have heavily invested over the last twelve months in three strong dedicated powder coating teams to manage our increasing production requirements. Now the total years of experience and expertise collectively is over 90 years which is impressive! The strengthening of the teams across all shifts will meet the demands and needs of all our…

    “We can clearly see if we look at ourselves that there is always room for improvement in a business.  So when I look back to my trip to Japan with Gary to visit the Amada’s manufacturing facilities in Fujinomiya back in 2012, followed by several Amada customer visits, it showed that in many aspects of…

    All the hard work has finally paid off for these apprentice engineers, whereby months of studying and revising has led to them all achieving their college results. Pictured from left to right are: Kieran Durrant, Mitch Acres and Albie Hardwick, who have all successfully completed the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Petroc…

    Greenfield is a firm believer in the value of its older staff gaining qualifications even if they are joining the business later in their careers. The business feels these academic qualifications supplement the additional skills acquired through in-house training in the workplace. If our older staff want to gain qualifications we are more than happy…

    Greenfield are pleased to announce this week the purchase of the Amada Ensis-AJ 3kw fibre laser with OVS automatic compensation system the first to be installed in the UK. This will be attached to the latest addition of the successful Amada ASLUL material storage tower. The large investment demonstrates an ongoing strategy of delivering a…

    As part of Greenfield’s ongoing investment policy the recent refurbishment of site one powder coating line was completed by Nordson UK without a hitch. Since the plant has been in operation for thirteen years with thousands of hours of gun on time, running virtually non stop, the decision was made to shut the plant down…

    Luke Heard was one of three work experience students from Holsworthy Community College who spent the past week (9th – 13th July) at Greenfield Engineering undertaking their work placements. The week’s experience provided them all with an insight into the world of Sheet Metal Engineering, more importantly teaching them about what they can expect after…

    Kidderminster Golf Club was the venue for Amada’s annual corporate golf day on Monday the 25th June. Twenty four guests participated in the event which lived up to be a challenging round of 18 holes played on stableford rules. The weather was beautiful hot sunshine that added to the enjoyment, a relaxed but competitive day…

    Managing Director, Gary Burnard recently took the time this month to visit EVI Industries in Vaggeryd Sweden a leading sheet metal contract manufacturer. To see an Amada laser operating with the latest VOS Measuring System which automatically checks a component that has been punched and formed, that then requires additional further processing on the laser. The…

    Greenfield’s design team was finding the existing 3D software inadequate to give the ability for seamless quick turnaround on conceptual design changes back to the customer for approval. Following a lengthy and detailed evaluation of several leading systems, SolidWorks were chosen for its flexible ease of use and integration with our existing manufacturing software. Now…

    Greenfield have a long established and structured training programme for apprenticeships. So it’s very pleasing to report that one of our apprentices has produced a key piece of work, the project forms part of his BTEC3 in mechanical engineering course which involves identifying a brief, creating the concept and designing the unit right through to…

    Greenfield Engineering are delighted to welcome the latest professional addition to the growing management team on site two. Scott Kirkum joins the team with an in-depth knowledge of sheet metal processes and lean manufacturing techniques. Arriving with over 25 years’ experience working in a fast paced production sheet metal engineering environment. Scott is technically a…

    Greenfield recently attended Power of Apprenticeships at Petroc College Barnstaple. Looking at introducing enthusiastic young individuals who are aspiring to move onto a career in Engineering whilst still carrying on with their college training. Greenfield has been a well-established company focusing on quality training for more than 25 years. Producing some of the top engineers…

    Congratulations must go to all the Greenfield team for their continual hard work on managing a successful system that has just been independently verified. Patrick Westby, lead auditor for URS Certifications, conducted a three and a half day audit. This audit covered our documented processes that fall under ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 accreditation.…

    Greenfield are finding the long term commitment to apprenticeships are making good business sense. At present we have a tight-knit group of 11 apprentices at various stages of their training. With an additional group of 7 recently having finished their formal training programmes. The skill shortages within the sheet metal engineering sector is the biggest…

    The new appointment of David Hales as Quality Technician at Greenfield Engineering outlines our continued commitment to develop and deliver a high quality sheet metal service that exceeds our customer expectations. David has been given the role of further enhancing our quality procedures & business management processes and also improving were needed the internal process…

    Greenfield is committed to using the latest sheet metal technologies to offer a better manufacturing solution, coupled with giving the best service to customers. The questions we ask ourselves as a business are: Is the level of service we offer good enough? Are we doing our best to train our staff to be the best?…

    The powder coating process requires accurate inspection to ensure compliance to customers different specifications. From the preparation of a multitude of surfaces to be coated, through climatic monitoring to cure the film thickness. So on-going visual assessment of micron thickness through the process batch is critical. Greenfield have just replaced their aging gauges and invested…

    Greenfield welcomes Travis Leveson, our new maintenance engineer, who has joined our engineering team. This new appointment brings a wealth of experience and knowledge into the business. Travis’s responsibilities will be to ensure that all the equipment is well maintained and readily available to maximise  mainstream production. To lead all preventive and corrective maintenance programmes…

    Greenfield Engineering were founded in 1989 to provide customers with a better choice of quality sheet metal services, backed up by a skilled, passionate and dedicated team of engineers. Still in 2018 our aim is to always exceed our customers’ expectations whenever possible, having developed to now offer the most advanced and complete manufacturing service…

    We would first like to say a huge thank you to all of our suppliers who once again gave generously to the end of year Christmas raffle in support North Devon Hospice. Also thank you to all the staff who bought tickets knowing all the money raised would go to the continued support and care…

    Greenfield’s Daniel Green is pictured receiving the Approved Applicator for Jotun Powder Coatings plaque from Mike Handscombe Jotun’s UK Sales Manager. To receive this approval Greenfield had to demonstrate a clear focus on delivering a consistent programme of measured quality and training plus a  consistent application levels of powder across both plants. The businesses specialist…

    We would like to take the opportunity from all the Directors and staff to send a huge thank you to our wonderful customers for your continued support ! From all of us to all of you, We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year, Full of laughter and love !!

    Now bedded in and fully functional is our new Radan logistics/order manager software which is capable of automating most of the production planning within the sheet metal manufacturing areas. The business has seen increased smoother capacity flow across production. Greenfield have also over last seven years integrated lean principles across the business and have continued…

    Sue Armstrong, Greenfield accounts payroll is hanging up her keyboard and mouse for the last time, retiring after 14 years’ service. Greenfield couldn’t let her go without a big fuss and giving her a great send off, as work colleagues threw a surprise retirement get together in her honour presenting her with a retirement cake.…

    Greenfield is posed to further develop the project to expand its second production facility were currently it runs cabinet fabrication, second powder coating line and large product assembly teams. The site will at first increase production, warehouse and logistics space with a supplementary extra 7,000 sqft. The result is in starting the investment programme to…

    Greenfield Engineering is delighted to welcome three new apprentices for the 2017 intake for the seventh year running. The changing attitude by young students to technology based opportunities in manufacturing is a positive trend which we hope continues as more students see the advantages of a career in engineering. The recruitment of high calibre young…

    Great Torrington school recently hosted another successful Stem event for the third year running in which Greenfield were delighted to be asked to support the event. This year’s event saw in excess of 500 students from 16 schools across North Devon coming together to attend the STEM event (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The importance…

    Eighteen Greenfield staff enjoyed a night of tenpin bowling at Bude’s Harlequinn’s. The venue was a perfect host with animated scoring, ten modern lanes, a fully licenced bar and everyone wearing cool retro-style ally shoes. The stage was set for a social evening with a competitive edge! There was a high standard of bowling all…

    Following on from last year Greenfield are offering all employees the opportunity to have the flu jab by covering the cost for any employee wishing to have the vaccination. This will help reduce the spread of flu within the workforce and the wider community. Influenza is a serious illness that can be fatal to the…

    Paul Dawe has been a valued employee of Greenfield Engineering since 1995 in which he joined to work on the newly formed powder coating department. At the time the painting process consisted of manual painting in nothing but a small booth and a box oven. We move on 23 years from then and we now…

    Greenfield are pleased to announce that Colin Hamilton has been promoted to health and safety officer within the engineering support team. The new role will see Colin becoming heavily involved in managing the Greenfield health and safety training programme which includes monitoring day to day health & safety, safe working practices and maintaining risk assessments.…

    Tom Underwood scooped 2nd year “2017” mechanical engineering apprentice of the year at the Petroc skills awards ceremony that was held at the Park Hotel in Barnstaple on the 14th September. As the winner for his year group the award is in recognition to Tom’s outstanding hard work and dedication over the years course. The…

    Greenfield are pleased to announce the launch of our new look website in connection with an ever increasing requirement for a strong digital presence. The new online site is fresh and uncluttered giving better visuals and more information on offer to show off the companies multifaceted capabilities. Improved HD quality graphics of the company’s latest…

    Greenfield Engineering are delighted to announce the promotion of Adam Thompson to the position of assembly team leader. Since joining Adam has excelled and developed with his commitment and strong work ethic. The new position sees him tasked with the technical and operational development of the assembly teams. This promotion recognises Adam’s continued organisational and…

    On Wednesday the 14th of June Greenfield’s Adam Watkins and Dale Dinner took part in the 2017 Bude Lifeboat run event. A total of 374 people took part in the event in which Adam placed in 86th position with a time of 46.03 and Dale placed in 70th position with a time of 44.50. A…

    Tony Marlow (maintenance engineer) recently grasped the opportunity to visit Japan as a guest of Amada UK. The main purpose of the trip was to see the latest laser/punch combination machinery in operation. Greenfields are then planning on making a major investment in the coming years to help increase key factors such as capacity and…

    Greenfield are pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Fearn as the new business Quality Engineer. Working as a key member of the Engineering Support team Jamie will oversee all aspects of Quality including management of internal right first time measures, liaison with customers, business quality management systems and oversee engineering best practice. Jamie has…

    Greenfield Engineering is making significant steps in the continued growth of the business whilst on the accreditation journey. Having just been awarded coded welder approval to BS EN ISO 9606-1 which was awarded by independent assessment from Code A Weld. The approval extends across the welding team to cover coded fillet welds in accordance with…

    Greenfield Engineering has again further strengthened its credentials with new certification to the latest ISO 9001 (Quality) and 14001 (Environmental) management system standards. Confirmation that Greenfield has now successfully made the transition to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 was delivered this week after an intensive three day assessment by URS. The audit examined…

    Greenfield have just made a substantial investment by adding to the already extensive tooling library an additional £15,000 of new Amada quick change press-brake tooling to optimise production flow. This will improve flexibility on all bending machines across any bend length required at any time. The new tooling will enable every machine meet any bending…

    Greenfield have just increased its Warehouse ability for internal lifting operations by adding two new TCM 3IPzB300 pedestrian stackers to the fleet of TCM forklift trucks already in use across the business. Both are power steering models with enhance manoeuvrability in tight spaces around the factory shop floor. The trucks also have pro-vision mast design,…

    On a dark February evening a group of Stratton Young Farmers got a VIP tour of the production facilities at Greenfield Engineering. The evening consisted of a presentation on the history of Greenfield, followed by the tour of the factory which included the punching and folding areas where the Young Farmers saw automated parts being…

    Having the ability to grow is a whole different ballgame than just having a new piece of manufacturing equipment. The business framework, factory floor space and even the team are all major factors. Greenfield could see that there would be a skill shortage within the workforce. This would be one of the hardest issues to…

    Greenfield are pleased to announce the new Amada EM ZRB punching cell and additional HFE press-brakes are now operational. The manufacturing team were drawn to what the business sees as the evolution of the turret punch with the new EM ZRB given the extra punch tool buffer turret optimising automatic tooling selection. The benefits to…

    All manufacturing presents daily challenges and it’s pleasing to see yet another young home grown talent stepping into an important demanding position within the business. Lee Harris has taken over the Production Managers’ role vacated by internal promotion. Lee started with Greenfield from school as an apprentice so has over 15 years’ experience and a…

    Greenfield’s forklift truck driver team have completed further in-house training to ensure all staff using the new pedestrian stacker trucks are properly trained and certificated. The course covered factors affecting stability, narrow aisle manoeuvring in confined areas, multidirectional loading, safe stacking of loads at different levels, pre-use checks and de-stacking with laden and un-laden pallets .…

    Greenfield have again been engaging directly with pupils at the recent Budehaven School careers fair. The young students from several year groups aged 11-16 were able to discover the different engineering disciplines offered within the company whilst also showing the wide diversity of the products and market sectors supplied. This event gave a great platform…

    North Devon Hospice is a charity caring for adults with life-limiting illnesses. The hospice is absolutely committed to providing physical, psychological and spiritual care for their patients. The care offered at the hospice is not simply about medical and nursing care but enriching and extending the support for patients and their families. All the care…

    Greenfield are pleased to announce that Simon Walker has stepped into his new role of Operations Director. The promotion, which is part of the strategic development, represents a significant step towards achieving the long term plans for growth. The directorship will see Simon head up the day-to-day operations, as well as supporting Gary Burnard Managing…

    Once again the Christmas season is upon us and it is a perfect time of year for us to thank all of our customers – old and new, and to let them know how much we really appreciate their business! We understand this is the foundation of our continued success. “It’s a real pleasure at this…

    Greenfield have run a comprehensive in-house fire prevention training course for all the company fire wardens. The practical one day course was to deliver a range of firefighting training scenarios which would allow staff to gain safe valuable experience in tackling a small fire in a controlled environment. The teams learnt how to use fire…

    Frank Green is to step aside as managing director of Greenfield Engineering at the end of the year after almost 29 years managing the business. He will hand the reins to Gary Burnard the current Operations Director who has himself been with the company 24 years after starting as an engineering technician apprentice at Greenfield…

    Greenfield are pleased to welcome the new apprentice intake for 2016. The business is certainly changing the perception of an Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeship. Young students have started to realise that this is a valid long term career option gaining work based and academic qualifications, with the added benefit of no student debts on the…

    Greenfield Engineering’s HNC apprentice James McCann was awarded the prestigious 3rd year mechanical engineering apprentice of the year award at the 2016 Group Training & Development prize giving event held at the Barnstaple Hotel. The awards are an annual celebration of outstanding engineering excellence for apprentices who have demonstrated high academic results and commitment to…

    For the second year running Greenfield were delighted to support the 2016 Big Bang event at Great Torrington School. This year’s event saw 600+ students from 16 schools attend to take part in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities to promote and inspire students to think about exciting career opportunities available to them in…

    Greenfield have made another big investment with Amada in adding a fourth state-of- the-art automated punching cell and two more HFE series II CNC press-brakes as a way of strengthening its customer supply chain. The new generation of EM ZRB turret punch technology will have an additional buffer turret to the main turret offering more…

    Greenfield’s annual golf tournament was held on Saturday 6th August at the Ivy Leaf Golf Course near Bude. The course boasts the finest view of any 9 hole parkland course in Cornwall. Its hilltop situation set in an area of outstanding natural beauty overlooks an incredible vista of the North Cornish coast starting from Trevose…

    Greenfield Engineering are proud to announce that on Sunday the 31st of July three Greenfield employees Kieran Jacques, Matthew Gliddon and Daniel Green took part in the 2016 Prudential Ride London cycling event. A total of 29,000 people took part in the closed road event, with the first wave of cyclist setting off at 5.30am!…

    Greenfield has combined their engineering support departments into one new main office. This will soon be a fully operational central hub supporting daily production. It is an obvious natural progression to the business as it has grown, to move the departments closer with the team now jointly working together on many projects. The engineering team…

    Greenfield have upgraded its phone system introducing a new digital IP communication system. “The primary use of our phone system is rapidly changing and now the introduction of new technology to the market has given us the ideal opportunity to change. Greenfield’s new system will be easy to access anywhere, which gives many operational advantages,…

    Greenfield are pleased to announce the appointment of Spencer Phillips as Bend Cell Team Leader. Being a former apprentice Spencer gained vast experience across the business including Punch / Laser, Bending, Welding, Fabrication and Assembly so has great knowledge of sheet metal manufacturing. He has a strong character who knows exactly how to get the…

    Greenfield’s apprenticeship programme, now in its seventh year, values the necessity in developing our own engineering talent. It’s pleasing and rewarding to know that apprentices going back over several different year groups had continued to win apprentice of the year awards. The awards recognise the significant effort and high standards that they had made to…

    On a very hot Friday afternoon Greenfield held a gruelling five-a-side football tournament named ‘Battle of the Dream teams’. Ex-football players came out of retirement for an epic head-to-head three team tournament which was enjoyed by players of all abilities. The teams played on a constant rotation using their subs bench well in the scorching…

    Greenfield Engineering are the first UK company to install the newly launched Radan platform series of logistics software. The new Radan order manager will complement and automatically link into importing production orders from the MRP system. Rad Order Manager automates a further part of the manufacturing information exchange between department systems, saving valuable time and…

    Greenfield Engineering were delighted to be invited to give a presentation to Year 10 and 11 students from Holsworthy Community College on the benefits of completing an engineering apprenticeship, and the fantastic career opportunities available to them at Greenfield Engineering. The presentation was given by Training Manager Steve Killner, alongside fourth year apprentice and acting…

    Greenfield were delighted to work alongside students from Great Torrington School, Chulmleigh and Braunton Academies to help them produce their 2016 Apprentice Branding Project films. The day consisted of a tour of the Greenfield factory, interviews with apprentices Jamie Hooper & Thomas Marlow and afternoon of film making. The students worked to produce a short…

    Today Greenfield have launched our largest apprenticeship programme to date, with a view to recruit and introduce 8-10 new apprentices to a career in engineering. The successful candidates will join the business during the summer months and will start college in September. The scheme to introduce apprentices into the organisation was reintroduced six years ago…

    Greenfield’s Mitchal Cisneros beat more than 20 nominees to win the top award in the Engineering Excellence category at this year’s prestigious higher technical skills awards evening held at the Barnstaple Hotel. The awards ceremony sets out to recognise the achievements of the next generation of engineering talent in North Devon. Greenfield have worked closely…

    Greenfield are pleased to announce a successful recertification after the annual two day audit against ISO 9001, 14001 & OHSAS 18001 standards, carried out by URS for 2016. This outstanding result following on from last year is a great accolade for the Greenfield team. Greenfield are continually striving to strengthen the systems across all sections…

    Greenfield’s introduction of work experience in 2014 gives young people aged 14 to 16 the opportunity to gain real-world experience of engineering in the workplace. The importance of having a future supply of young and enthusiastic people into the business is critical to our success. Providing the stepping stone of quality work experience to placements…

    Greenfield’s Adam Watkins, Kieran Jacques, Mitchal Cisneros, Dale Dinner and Daniel Green joined thousands of contenders in Exeter for the South West’s largest Rock Solid mud race. The challenge pushed them through thick mud, deep water, steep inclines and an inventive hard obstacle course. They all conquered the course working as a team finishing in…

    Engineering apprentice training provider Group Training and Development were delighted to welcome Greenfield Engineering’s apprentice mentor Steve Killner to the Board of Directors. Harry Dower Managing Director said “Steve will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of engineering to the board. At Greenfield, Steve’s direct involvement with the development of young…

    Greenfield have kindly sponsored St Margaret’s primary school with new cross-country running vests; helping to support and promote fitness in sport to the next generation. The 8-11 year olds will compete in events all over the South West. Greenfield feel the best way to create a healthy environment for children is to encourage as many…

    Congratulations go to the main site powder coating team who have scooped the 2015 annual Greenfield 5S lean champions’ award. The team, headed up by Team Leader Matt Martin have won this award for the second time, continuing to work hard to make on-going improvements to their working practices, organisation and housekeeping across their area.…

    Here are just a selection of customers comments across a range of the market sectors that we have received in 2015. All of which currently use our sheet metal and assembly facilities to support their business requirements. I’d just like to drop you an email to let you know how impressed we’ve been with the…

    Greenfield Engineering is delighted to have been invited to host a stall at the Big Bang event at Great Torrington School. The event was held to showcase to students aged 10-12 years old the connection between STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and careers available in these fields of study. The ultimate aim being…

    With 2015 coming to an end, Greenfield Engineering looks back at another very busy year. Once again, the Directors and staff would like to wish all of our customers, old and new, a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year! In anticipation of the coming year, we are looking forward to welcoming in the New…

    This year’s Amada golf day was held at the Kidderminster Golf Club. Guests arriving for the event were greeted with a bacon cob before making their way to the course. As a long standing partner Greenfield’s Operations Director Gary Burnard was pleased to be invited to the event which enabled him to meet other Amada…

    Congratulations on graduation day the biggest event in a student’s time at college! Mitchal Cisneros now adds to his achievements a distinction in his final HNC level 4 diploma in mechanical engineering and manufacturing. Having become an integral part of the design team Mitchal is now managing his own projects with clients from initial concepts…

    Greenfield is offering all employees the opportunity to have the flu jab by covering the cost of anyone wishing to have this important vaccination. More importantly this will help reduce the spread of flu within the workforce and the wider community. Influenza is a serious illness that can be fatal to the elderly and those…

    The Greenfield apprentice team of Steve Killner, Mitchal Cisneros and Jamie Hooper joined Garry Brown of Group Training & Development at Torrington school’s student careers evening. This event was to meet students and parents to showcase the potential of a career as an engineering apprentice. It gave students the chance to meet existing Greenfield apprentices…

    Degree qualified Damian Heard joins Greenfield Engineering with over 5 years business acumen and experience within an engineering administrative supply chain and logistics environment. Having worked for an established precision engineering company managing multiple cost effective projects, Damian’s previous experience of supporting the engineering team across the complete supply chain process, dealing with PO’s and…

    In a bold move earlier this year the decision was made to replace two ageing Amada manual press-brakes with a second Amada hybrid HD ATC press-brake with full automatic tool changing. This is now only the fourth machine in the UK, as Greenfield had set the stage by purchasing the first! The total machine investment…

    Greenfield’s Simon Walker, Mitchal Cisneros and Steve Killner were invited as special guests to the grand opening of the Petroc’s new state-of-the-art Engineering Centre of Excellence. The £10.8 million investment will transform the college campus with a new building bringing together all the engineering disciplines into one bigger department. This will further develop and improve…

    After a very nervous lead-up watching the weather Adams & Kayley’s big day was perfect as the sun shone! The ultimate blushing bride arrived looking fabulous in a beautiful dress. The wedding and reception was held at the Pier House, Westward Ho! Bideford where all the 130+ guests danced the night away to live music…

    Operations Director Gary Burnard joined the senior management team and other invited guests on the 2015 Bisley charity golf day. The event hosted by Bisley was held at the Newport Golf Club in support a worthy cause to raise much needed funds for charity. On arrival everyone was greeted with coffee and a bacon roll…

    Greenfield welcomes to the team Thomas Underwood, Lewis Hamilton, Ryan Gay and Richard Taylor – this year’s successful candidates to join our on-going apprentice programme. The philosophy of training young individuals into high calibre sheet metal engineers is based on a proven approach which started in 1991. Since then most of the then young men…

    Greenfield are pleased to celebrate the achievement and accolade of Jamie Hooper being named Group Training & Development 2nd Year Apprentice of the Year! This award was justly deserved and a testament to Jamie’s work ethic, ambition and potential. It is obvious to see that he has already created a fantastic foundation to springboard himself…

    Greenfield have agreed the purchase and will soon add the second Amada HD-ATC press-brake to the folding section, only 12 months after the first machine being installed! The incredible difference the first HD-ATC press-brake has made to the way bent parts were processed was amazing. Having fully automated blade and vee tool change, enabled a…

    Behind every successful company there’s a professional Mum or Dad! Greenfield would like to congratulate Nick, Andrew, Colin and Daniel over the past six months becoming fathers. For two of them it’s their first new arrival, which makes it a totally new experience! We are thrilled for all four of them on the new additions…

    Director Frank Green was honoured to be invited as a guest of the Mayor and Mayoress of Holsworthy for the 170th Pretty Maid ceremony. The annual presentation of the Pretty Maid dates back to 1845 and is made at noon on the first day of St Peter’s fair. Her identity is a closely kept secret…

    Forming part of Greenfields strategy in helping develop and support young people’s interest in an engineering and technology-based career, Holsworthy Community College year 10 students studying GCSE Resistant Materials were invited to visit the factory for a complete tour of Greenfields facilities and the modern manufacturing techniques being used. This was followed by a presentation…

    On Friday the 19th June, Operations Director Gary Burnard and Business Development Manager Nick Westlake were invited as guests to the annual North Devon Business awards by the Directors of Extreme Cases, who had been nominated and shortlisted in the micro-medium sized business category. On the night, Extreme Cases were lucky enough to win the…

    On the 13th June the fourth annual Greenfield golf open was held. It was held again at Ashbury Golf resort offering seven 18 hole courses on one site. The challenging course chosen was Oakwood a Par 68, 5775 yards with some tricky par 5 holes. Twelve staff took part in the event, all wanting to…

    Increased automation across the manufacturing side of the business and increased complexities to finished products has made planning a more important tool than ever before. The key is to have accurate live production data at your fingertips. Capacity loading on core processes is an ever changing moving-target. With the need to keep customers up to…

    To ensure consistent up to date focus on quality in one of our engineering disiplines of stoved finished products, it is important to monitor and record information to ensure powder coated parts have passed through the curing process at the correct temperature and to the required track line time. To achieve this, Greenfield have replaced…

    Directors Frank & Michelle were delighted and honoured to be present at the official opening of the new Amada Maquinaira Iberian Technical Centre. CEO of Amada, Mr Okamoto welcomed all their customers old and new from across Spain. He opened the technology centre showing for the first time an array of the latest industry-leading sheet…

    Greenfield have invested in a non-contact DeFelsko uncured powder coating tester. The process guarantees an accurate measurement and prediction of a coating film before the parts are cured. This will help assist with determining the adhesion and integrity of the powder film showing whether it has been properly applied before curing. Measuring the film thickness…

    High student excellence within the Engineering Department at Petroc school of Design and Manufacture has been recognised in an awards ceremony held at Barnstable Hotel. Greenfield employee Mitchal Cisneros is presented with apprentice of the year award. Mr Robert Coombes head of engineering said.” Mitchal has again proven his drive and determination to succeed at…

    After again undergoing an intensive 2 day audit by URS of all our interlinking management systems, Greenfield are pleased to announce that we have successfully had our Quality, Environment and Health & Safety certificates all reapproved with zero non-conformances. The attention to detail is evident throughout all of our processes and procedures. The company always…

    Greenfield has rolled out a new look uniform for the Team Leaders and Engineering support team. It is the first time in over twenty years that a new colour has been introduced to the Greenfield uniform. The reasoning behind the change is to easily differentiate key team members, as most will also carry other important…

    Matthew Prong joins Greenfield with a well-established administrative background. Having completed his degree at Plymouth University in Business Administration, Matthew then worked for Tesco PLC in the marketing department liaising between different store managers and the purchasing teams. After moving back to the West Country to be closer to family, Matthew became assistant to the…

    Greenfield are pleased that young apprentices are being helped to get to work by a not-for-profit service which offers rental of two-wheeled transport to people who live or work anywhere in Devon. Devon Wheels 2 Work provides affordable, flexible, independent transport to people who may live or work in areas not served by public transport…

    A key part of Greenfield’s 14001 environmental commitment is the continued reduction year on year of wasted energy. The decision to replace the old inefficient high bay lights in the fabrication department with state-of-the-art LED fittings. The immediate noticeable benefit has been the working area has a much cleaner light being emitted from the new…

    Ricky Daniel started at Greenfield in early 2009 as a temporary operative working in the Assembly department. It was through Ricky’s drive and commitment to join the business that he was given a full time position still in the Assembly team. From here Ricky wanted to progress and started to take advantage of Greenfield’s in-house…

    Greenfield welcomes the newly appointed Andrew Halsey as the new production supervisor of the Fabrication department. Andrew joins Greenfield after relocating from Derbyshire to Devon to be closer to family. Having worked for the Belle group, a leading European manufacturer of light construction products. Andrew started there as a grade one welder, after which was…

    Greenfield are pleased to announce securing two new major contracts, which after three months of complicated tendering were won. Both long term projects from unconnected market sectors start within the coming months. This will be after design modifications, prototype sampling & new tooling. All this will eliminate any chance of a fragmented start for the…

    Greenfield would like to sincerely thank all their suppliers who kindly gave gifts before Christmas. For the second year it was decided to sell raffle tickets to all the staff giving them the opportunity to win some lovely gifts. All of the proceeds were given to the North Devon Hospice. Thank you again to the…

    This is a question customers often ask. Holsworthy is a historic market town mentioned in the Domesday book as being part of the estate of Harold Godwinson and the original charter for the market and local fair dates back to 1154. When important matters for the town were debated the Court Leet used to hold…

    Greenfield’s confidence that its work environment is one of the safest in the sheet metal industry is borne out by reaching its first 100 days marker without any minor injury. Statistics show that workplace injury is still a major contributor to absence from work. Our driving factor is that the wellbeing of our staff is…

    Greenfield representatives Steve Killner (Training Officer), Mitchal Cisneros (Design Engineer) and Billy Hinson (3rd Year Production Engineer Apprentice) have recently attended careers evenings hosted at Great Torrington School and Holsworthy Community College to talk to young aspiring Engineers and their parents about the 2015 apprentice scheme and career paths available at Greenfield. We are pleased…

    Congratulations goes to Greenfields 3rd year Apprentice Billy Hinson for all his hard work being recognised as he won The Level 2 Engineering Apprentice of the year 2014 from the Faculty of Engineering at Exeter Collage. The companies founding principles of developing young talent in Engineering has continued year on year and we are delighted…

    Greenfield have teamed up with William C Hockin Transport in Barnstaple to work together to manage all the business logistics. Having worked with Bill and his team for over ten years it was an obvious and natural decision to move more and more transport over to Hockins. This will add to Greenfield’s flexibility of holding…

    Greenfield recognises that there is a key contributing factor making the quality of a weld better. The welding equipment plays an integral role in that process next to a skilled operator, with this in mind Greenfield have introduced three new EWM Tetrix AC/DC welding plants to replace older existing machines. This will have a dramatic…

    Greenfield’s annual golf tournament was held this year at Ashbury Golf Resort near Okehampton. The Kigbeare Course, Par 72, 6528 yards runs through the rolling hills of the Devon countryside with stunning views over Dartmoor. The course offered a great variety of difficulty to suit all the standards of the group. Congratulations must be made…

    Greenfield’s state of the art sheet metal section takes delivery of the greatly anticipated Amada HD-ATC. The new press-brake uses automatic tool change giving unmatched flexibility and increased productivity. The company’s drive to introduce the latest industry technologies continues now removing production delays with costly manual tool changes between components. This will further reduce manufacturing…

    Greenfield are extremely proud to see both Chris Lees & Mitchal Cisneros collect their final BTEC & NVQ certificates of their BTEC Level 3 Diploma & the NVQ Advanced Level 3 Mechanical Engineering. It is also pleasing to see during their course both engineers received Apprentice of the year awards from both Petroc College and…

    Chris Lees was recognised with an individual award for student of the year from Group Training Development for his Level 3 NVQ in Mechanical Engineering, after continuing and making significant progress this year in his collage assignments and Apprenticeship portfolio. The award ceremony took place in the Barnstable Hotel where Chris received his trophy from…

    Well done to Greenfield employee Daniel Green and his three team mates Elizabeth Eccott, Chris Hemmerle & Ben Rodgers for completing a gruelling multi-sport race to raise money for Cornwall Air Ambulance. The event is part of the British & European Quadrathlon calendar meaning a very high standard of competitor and for some of them…

    Greenfield are pleased to announce a new addition to the management team. Colin Hamilton joins the business as an experienced operational supervisor with over fifteen years in a manufacturing environment. Colin’s previous position was Facilities Manager working for a world leading manufacturer of integrated electronic components into complex metal assemblies. Some of main areas that…

    Ricky Daniel & Matthew Martin both new team lead’s, attended a leadership development programme in natural leadership styles. The course covered what the impact of different management methods have on teams. Key points addressed were communication skills, individual behaviour, dealing with conflict and using motivation as a tool to aid increases in productivity. “The programme…

    Congratulations to Tony & Melanie on Saturday 9th August they took the plunge and tied the knot. Thankfully the weather played its part and the rain managed to hold off!! The couple are planning to head off to Italy on their honeymoon in September, beginning their married life with the very essence of Italian romance.…

    Lee Harris now heads up the manufacturing planning side of the business. The new role means that his main responsibilities include detailed capacity planning, ensuring the correct resources are in place to hit demand loading within the manufacturing departments of the business. Also working alongside the team leaders to draw up production schedules to meet…

    Congratulations to Jon Hopper as he has now seen all his hard work and ambition rewarded. Jon has been promoted to team leader of the bending area on the first shift. Jon has continued to develop showing a real commitment in training his team members to be more flexible with the technologies and new software…

    Greenfield again are pleased to announce that Chris Lees has successfully completed his NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Mechanical Engineering with a distinction grade, which was run in conjunction with his BTEC Level 3 Higher Diploma. The apprenticeship has given Chris academic qualifications & more importantly vocational experience within a working engineering environment. Greenfield are…

    2nd year apprentices Billy Hinson and Thomas Marlow have both passed the first year of their BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering; and both with a full set of distinction grades! Billy and Tom have worked extremely hard over the last two years and their commitment and dedication has been rewarded in the grades they…

    Attracting young people into manufacturing starts at school. Pictured on the right is Simon Walker (GF Production Manager) & Gary Burnard (GF Operations Director) with David Fitzsimmons & Mark Foster Principle and Vice Principle of Holsworthy community College. The visit was arranged to form closer links and introduce a working platform to highlight the job…

    Greenfield have installed two fully automatic Worthington Creyssensac compressors interlinked in-line. This will increase air efficiency across the factory with immediate effect. The most significant aspects of the new compressor system is their ability to ramp up and down air supply as demand fluctuates, therefore precisely controlling the supply to all areas. This new footprint…

    We are pleased to announce third year apprentice Mitchal Cisneros has now been awarded with his NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Mechanical Engineering. To achieve the qualification coupled with his BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in July 2013 (which he was awarded a double star distinction), Mitchal was regularly assessed in the working…

    Greenfield’s recent URS audits passed with flying colours and no non-conformances. The in-depth two day visit combined an independent auditor assessment on all the three management systems in place within the business, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001. “We are pleased to confirm that our three Management Systems were re-certificated, Showing continued strength and depth…

    Both Greenfield Directors where pleased to join the management team at Amada to celebrate the opening of their new Technical Centre in Kidderminster. The flagship building will be the hub of European operations for Amada, which is pleasing to see the long term commitment from Amada to UK manufacturing. Aside from the new facilities on…

    Daniel Green has now successfully achieved his level 5 NVQ diploma in Business Management at GHQ Plymouth. The qualification is aimed at the further development of operational and strategic planning. One of the main objectives of the qualification was to give the tools to improve all aspects of a wider range of organisational skills. Enabling…

    A key part of everyday working life is Health & Safety; Greenfield understands the associated risks within the workplace. To combat this preventative avoidance measures were undertaken by introducing a Health & Safety working group which was set up back in 2001. This Health & Safety committee has representatives elected by the employees from different…

    On Friday 4th April Greenfield’s powder coating operators plus two representatives from the “Engineering Support Team” Steve Kilner and Mark Cornish, attended an on-site training course run by Akzo Nobel. The course covered Health and Safety, pre-treatment, powder formulation and manufacture, application, maintenance, curing and testing. The aim of the training was to provide our…

    On Wednesday the 19th March Greenfield’s Mitchal Cisneros was presented with the prestigious award of apprentice of the year. This is in recognition as the most outstanding student in the year group, even more impressive that this is the second year in a row that Mitchal has taken this honour. Currently in his 1st year…

    Greenfield’s continued drive to refine manufacturing performance by using the latest advances in new machine technologies. Ran a comprehensive two day in-house training program to ensure all engineering staff were up to date on any new and additional CNC machine tooling developments. The main aspect of the course was to improve a better understanding of…

    Greenfield Engineering announce this year that it is now ready to recruit six young people to take up apprenticeships in 2014. The new successful candidates will join the existing apprentices currently undergoing training across the business. The apprentice training programme was re-introduced five years ago and have already seen the start of high calibre young…

    Greenfield have seen the largest growth in business from production returning to the UK. Gary Burnard operations Director, commented: “There is certainly an increase in the number of companies making the decision to bring production back and take advantage of UK manufacturing and all the associated benefits. This marks a major change in the attitude,…

    Greenfield are pleased to announce the arrival David Norris to fill the position as new Material Planner and Buyer. As the business continues to expand, and evolve the need to enhance the value & performance of the supply base is increased. Most companies only periodically look at the dynamics of supply chain often only choosing…

    Greenfield continues to reinforce its commitment to the health & safety of all its staff by the new appointment of Stephen Killner. Stephen joins the business with a fourteen year strong engineering & training background. In his previous position Stephen was tasked in driving a peer to peer behavioural safety programme of over 90 team…

    Greenfield’s workforce came together to celebrate Keith Church’s retirement from the business after fifteen year’s service. Keith was presented with an engraved silver tankard, a bottle of 20 year old Port and John Lewis vouchers from all his work colleagues to remind him of the “good old days” going forward into his retirement. Keith said,…

    The now yearly Greenfield lean award is given in recognition to the area within the business that has consistently performed to a high standard throughout the year. This has been won by Tony Morey and the assembly team. The team across two shifts in this department have worked tirelessly to identify ways to improve the…

    Greenfield are one of the first engineering companies in the UK to install and provide free electric vehicle charging points for their staff, customers, & suppliers. Frank Green, Managing Director said. “We had to take into consideration a long-term view of a “greener” approach to transportation needs and free charging points are a good start.…

    Greenfield’s latest initiative is to introduce final year school students to the long term benefits of a modern apprenticeship. It all started with an evening at Holsworthy Community College and was aimed at encouraging young students to consider engineering as a viable career option. Mitchal Cisneros one of Greenfields third year apprentices gave a presentation…

    On Sunday the 13th October the challenge facing Nick Westlake (Business Development Manager) and the 20 man strong team was to cycle the length of the county of Cornwall. The route would take in some spectacular scenery along the coast, but at the same time test all the riders with the gruelling terrain. Leaving from…

    Greenfields MRP software partner 123 Insight has recently carried out an in-depth case study on the benefits of the new business operating system. Gary Burnard (Operations Director) highlighted the gains & improvements to the business since its implementation in September 2012. Please view the case study on YouTube by clicking the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL2USwBQEsM

    Greenfield continue to strengthen the current UK sales team. George Rigby has been newly appointed arriving with over 10 years field sales experience in the sheet metal sub-contract industry. George’s primary role will be the introduction of new business, Bringing with him strong market knowledge coupled Greenfield’s high manufacturing standards. We know George will be…

    Greenfield continue to invest by adding another new vehicle to its growing fleet. With better fuel economy to help reduce unnecessary transport costs for customers plus Batch sizes and lead-time’s are getting smaller, Greenfield have acted to be able to create more flexibility delivery dates. Also this helps many customers who are now requiring finished…

    Greenfield Engineering continue with new investments in cutting edge technology, by Introducing two of the HD series of Amada hybrid press-brakes. Adding the new high speed machines which are the flagship of the Amada press-brake range will bring major advantages for our customers, Such as greater precision in the accuracy of bent components. Also now…

    After a rigorous interviewing and selection process, Greenfield are pleased to introduce the new intake of apprentices for 2013.The drive to bring in high calibre young men into Sheet metal Engineering is now in its third year, With the business already seeing the benefits of the previous years Apprentices developing their knowledge and skills. Knowing…

    Greenfields lean journey hasn’t just impacted the manufacturing areas of the business. The main office has undergone its bulk storage update with new Modular storage option, Incorporating flipper, drawer and Personnal locker modules at two different heights of 335 & 385mm. The Company Directors are keen to develop further the “Corporate Branding” of the business…

    Greenfield is pleased to announce the new arrival of Daniel Julian to UK sales. Daniel joins the business with over 12 years of field sales experience previously managing major accounts such as Tesco. Daniel has been given the key position to further expand new sales activities and develop our current UK client base, with strong…

    Greenfield made a long term commitment to introducing the lean principles back in January 2010. Since embarking on our journey the business has made great steps forward in differentiating themselves from other sheet metal companies. With the entire two sites having undergone major restructuring and equipment layouts driven by the Production teams on the shop…

    Greenfield’s new additional production offices highlights the continual expansion of different sections of the business. The transformation of unused office space fully capitalizes on the empty area. Our approach and business model changes the thinking of not just investment in manufacturing equipment is the total answer. Simon Walker Production Manager said: “Our manufacturing depends fully…

    Greenfield’s continually growing business has won a number of new long term projects. So the decision to appoint Robert Jenkins was made to spearhead the further integration of the new software system. Daniel Green head of operations said: ” Robert brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the business and is a great addition…

    Held at the Park Hotel Barnstable on the 12/04/2013 was The Annual Apprentice Prize Giving Award Ceremony & Dinner, Where Mitchal Cisneros (Greenfield 2nd Year Apprentice) won North Devon Colleges Mechanical Engineering 1st year Apprentice of the Year 2012. The award evening recognises the hard work and effort made by the apprentices of all the…

    The recent appointment of Mark Cornish as Quality Technician at Greenfield Engineering underlines our continued commitment and determination to deliver high quality sheet metal components that exceeds our customer expectations. Mark has been given the task of further developing our quality systems and also improving process controls, his time will be divided between overseeing the…

    Greenfield’s continual commitment to on-going staff training is a main part of the business strategy. Pictured is the first of two teams taking part in an advanced applications course on powder coating. The two day internal course was designed and set up in conjunction with Nordson industrial systems, with the introduction of new high-density and…

    Culminating in the continued effort from all the departments in 2012. Greenfield’s on-going targets of working towards reducing W.I.P. and maintaining a clean, safe, efficient working environment. The Sheet Metal Punching cell took the over-all winner’s trophy by the narrowest of margins in 2012. Congratulations to both Kieran Jacques & Martin Lamble (Team Lead’s) and…

    It’s time for Ernie and Lesley Meager to look back with pride over their long Engineering career with Greenfield as they hang up their working clothes for the last time. They have both worked at the company for over Seven years in the Light Assembly department, Ernie says “Technology has moved on so much its…

    The welding process plays an important role in Greenfield’s manufacturing. Working in a multitude of different materials for many market sectors including, Retail, Transport, Healthcare, Furniture & Electronics all requiring diverse forms of fabrication. It’s necessary to train the fabrication team to deal with the ever changing demands on their skills. Terry Veacock (Training Officer)…

    On the 04/08/12 twelve employees from Greenfield Engineering took part in the Summer 2012 “Greenfield Open” at Ashbury Hotel Pines golf course (6400yds, Par 72). A mixed skilled group with a handicap range from 5 to “Never played” reported a large range of Stableford points scores from a competion winning 37 to an equally impressive…

    Greenfield Engineering congratulate Matthew Gliddon on his marriage to Kim Snowdon on the 07/07/12. The Bad weather held off for all to Enjoy the Ceremony at Stratton Church and the Evening’s entertainments. We all here at Greenfield wish the Happy couple all the best in their new married life together!!

    Greenfield Engineering’s commitment to the future is marked by the introduction of four new apprentices to the business. This is the second successive year that the company has taken on four apprentice engineers. This rolling program is already bearing fruits and is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. This years apprentices, Dom Abbot, Spencer…

    Greenfield’s Simon Wyeth was one of the many cyclists to complete the ninth Devon Coast to Coast 100 kilometre cycle route from Looe to Barnstaple. True grit got Simon to the finish but all that hard work in training paid off. Simon also raised £310 from work colleagues, family and friends for The Devon Hospice.…

    Frank Green & Gary Burnard accompanied by their wife’s took the opportunity to visit Japan as guests of Amada UK. The purpose of the trip was to visit the Amada innovation fair 2012 in Ishida were Amada show cases for the first time all its latest automated technology to its worldwide customer base. The tour…

    All the Greenfield staff join together to wish Marilyn Weeks a very happy retirement from the business. After a 46 year none stop working career in accounts, Marilyn bows out telling everyone that she had enjoyed working and was now looking forward to spending a more relaxing time with the grandchildren and in the garden!…

    Gary Burnard Operations Director, Said ‘We needed to update our existing website to be able to showcase the business to potential new customers. This would show how cutting edge our manufacturing facilities are at the click of a button’ The website enables customers to see how advanced Greenfield’s production techniques are before an initial site…

    Greenfield Engineering’s new MRP System ‘123insight’ won the prestigious Best Production Management System in the MWP Advanced Manufacturing Awards April 2012. Of the three finalists, the judges selected 123insight ‘due to its approach to easy and affordable MRP and were impressed to see a business solution that stands by its performance’.

    Greenfield have installed a new TD wet painting facility to add to their powder coating capabilities. The new system is a UK first to use the new Nordson high volume low pressure (HVLP) Trilogy handgun before the official launch date! This will offer Greenfield customers different paint finish options from high temperature applications to thin…

    Richard Green has been appointed an office based position supporting Nick Westlake, the business development manager. Richard’s role will be to work on new enquiries, detailing product quotes and liaising on costings with customers. Greenfield have seen a continued, strong and steady growth in new clients over the past eighteen months with new long term…

    Tony Morey joins Greenfield to progress further his career on the management road. From 1994-2012 Tony started his long working career for Tyco Engineering as a young apprentice studying his BTEC Level 3 national certificate in advanced engineering alongside NVQ II & III mechanical engineering. Over his career with Tyco Tony has completed many internal…

    Gareth Lovell joins Greenfield Engineering’s design & development team, bringing his hands-on sheet metal manufacturing experience with him. Gareth has a clear understanding of UK sheet metal engineering processing and sheet metal design, from every day production. Coming straight in and being able to control the demands of tight production lead times is a major…

    Introduced for the first time in 2011 is a trophy awarded to a manufacturing area which has embraced, and shown the commitment to the continual lean methodology. In recognition of all this hard work and achievement into taking their section of the business forward. Well done David Chidley (Team Leader) and the team from the…

    Greenfield Engineering have installed another UK first, the new EM3610 high level sheet metal turret punch. Increasing Greenfield’s punching flexibility on one of the most productive new Amada punching cells on the market. It comes with a complete ten pallet material tower storing stock sheet ready for production. The Amada EM3610 is the only fully…

    New generation Amada Astro taking bending to the next level. Another manufacturing UK first for Greenfield Engineering as it raises the bar to a new level with the latest cutting edge technology… Introducing the all new Astro II Robotic Bending cell, the first one in the UK & the only one outside Japan. This incredibly…

    Daniel Green has now successfully achieved his level 5 NVQ diploma in Business Management at Plymouth. The qualification is aimed at the further development and implementation of operational planning. One of the main objectives of the qualification is to give the candidate the tools to use in the work place environment. Enabling the reviewing, monitoring…

    Greenfield Engineering’s continual commitment of increasing their skills and adding to the highly trained work force is shown by the first intake of the next generation of young sheet metal engineers. Our four successful new candidates, Chris Lees, Mitch Cisneros, Robert Pitt and James Urquhart, will study a two year BTEC Level 3 Diploma in…

    Congratulations to Andrew Heywood as he’s again been internally promoted from the production scheduling office into the newly created role of team leader for the sheet metal bending section. Andrew’s main areas of responsibility are capacity loading of the CNC press brakes, Salvagnini panel folders, Astro Bending cell. Andrew started his apprenticeship in 2004, successfully…

    Jason Ivie arrives at Greenfield from the heart of British manufacturing the West Midlands. Jason has relocated to join us in the West Country bringing over 22 years experience in a high quality sheet metal surface finishing environment. From plant managing of powder coating to wet paint applications. Having overall responsibility for finishing plants delivering…

    Greenfield welcomes Matthew Gliddon to further strengthen the development side of the design team. Matthew started his engineering career in 2002 with an apprenticeship at a tool storage manufacturer, were Mathew successfully completed with distinction his BTEC level 3 Diploma then moved on to complete his HNC level 4 in mechanical engineering. During this time…

    In addition to our existing 45,000 sq ft purpose built factory, we are pleased to announce that Greenfield Engineering have acquired a new site, offering a further 20,000 sq ft to house our 2nd automated powder coating plant and increased assembly facilities. Beyond this, we are able to offer an additional 40,000 sq ft for…

    Greenfield Engineering have now embarked on lean manufacturing throughout the company. The strategy was to first train all Directors and Senior Managers on the key principles of understanding the methodology of lean manufacturing. Then rolling out the training and introducing it to the entire workforce. Greenfield next planned step to the lean journey was the…

    Greenfield has commissioned its latest investment… The Amada EML3610 4Kw Punch / Laser combination, complete with full automation stockyard. Gary Burnard, Operations Director, Says, “The new Amada EML3610 will bring immediate benefits to the business and help our customers by improving product flexibility and eliminating many costly secondary operations, plus any need for special profile…

    Second coating line gives increased flexibilities. Greenfield Engineering have made a major investment by installing a second fully automated TD finishing pre-treatment / powder coating line combining the latest new Nordson booth the colour-max3. Offering one of the fastest colour changes available under ten minutes. With a unique increased working envelope of 1400x1000x3000mm, that only…

    Greenfield Engineering have been successfully accredited to OHSAS 18001 demonstrating ongoing commitment to providing a safe working environment for employees, contractors and visitors. This certification also gives a great platform for our ongoing continuous improvement plans for all aspects the business.

    Greenfield have introduced the Nordson off-line small booth with the new Encore manual powder system to give more flexibility to powder coating of very small batches and fast turn round prototypes. With the installation of the new system, this will give immediate savings on powder wastage from colour changing (our large automated systems lose 3Kg…

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Westlake to head up our current sales team as Business Development Manager. Nick’s new key position will be to work closely with customers on the implementation of new business into Greenfield. This will ensure a seamless transition from the start, right through the sheet metal manufacturing…

    Greenfield Engineering welcomes Simon Walker to the team! Simon joins Greenfield Engineering with an unbelievable wealth of experience, during a distinguished 30 year career in manufacturing. Having started in 1979 as a young apprentice welder for Tecalemit Garage Equipment, achieving his City & Guilds level 3 then progressing into a senior team leader position in…

    To further strengthen our current ‘second shift management team’ we have appointed Peter Pratt, a very experienced professional in the industry. Peter comes to Greenfield Engineering with 22 years of Powder Coating and Assembly experience under his belt. His primary role will be to run production through the Powder Coating line on the 2nd shift.…

    Today, environmental issues are not an option, they are a necessity. Successful organisations like Greenfield Engineering recognise their impact on the environment is very important. That is why Greenfield Engineering are one of the first sheet metal subcontractors in the UK to have successfully received full accreditation for ISO 14001, showing our staff, suppliers and…

    In order to push the boundaries and offer increased folding production and high quality flexibility, Greenfield Engineering have introduced the new Amada Astro100 NT High Precision Robotic Bending Cell, which incorporates automated blank loading and unloading options. This will dramatically lower the economic running costs per batch on complex components and improve 24 hour productivity,…

    To increase panel bending capacity & flexibility. Greenfield have introduced our second Salvagnini hybrid panel bender the first in the new generation of advanced low energy bending technology. The new P4 -2516 with (ABA) automatic blank holder adjustment zero set up time (ABT) advanced bending offering more flexibility & a creative alternative to the limitations…

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