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Erodex Welcomes Two New Apprentices
In an exciting development, Erodex Group, the United Kingdom's foremost experts in designing and manufacturing graphite electrodes, tooling, and fixtures, has recently onboarded two promising apprentices. These young talents are set to join Erodex's cutting-edge graphite machining facility, based in Wednesbury, West Midlands. Erodex's state-of-the-art machining facility boasts over 35 years of expertise, making it well-equipped to transform various graphite grades into intricate components serving a diverse range of industries. Meet the New Apprentices: Jack Needs is embarking on his apprenticeship journey as a CNC Machinist. Kane Howl has joined the team as an Apprentice Grinder. Both apprentices are committed to a comprehensive learning plan, combining on-the-job training at Erodexs' machining facility with structured off-site learning at Make UK Apprenticeships and Training in Aston, Birmingham. Director James Kirk expressed his pride in providing young, talented individuals with a launching pad for their engineering careers. He emphasised the importance of nurturing the next generation of skilled professionals, especially given the high precision and demanding nature of Erodex's engineering work. Kirk stated, "As with most engineering firms across the country, we see a shortage of skilled, time-served individuals that fit our profile, and we therefore accept that it is our responsibility to develop our own talent. We commit a significant amount of time to training our apprentices on the job and look forward to seeing them progress within the company." He added, "There will be opportunities for these individuals to grow within the business moving forward as we help them to develop the required skills. Everybody at the Erodex Group wishes them the best moving forward, and I am sure that they will all continue to enjoy successful careers with us." January 2023 marked the relaunch of Erodex's Apprenticeship Scheme, with external consultancy support from Next Gen Makers to ensure it remains at the forefront of best practice in the industry. The company is dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for its apprentices and is actively pursuing accreditation for the Make UK Engineering Apprenticeships: Employer Kitemark through Next Gen Makers. This prestigious recognition highlights Erodex as an excellent employer of engineering apprentices in the UK. Erodex is committed to attracting the next generation to its apprenticeship opportunities through innovative methods, including virtual reality outreach sessions for local college students. In the coming years, Erodex will offer apprenticeships starting at level 3 in various disciplines, including Engineering Technicians, across different departments within the business. Erodex's machining facility continues to be a driving force behind the significant growth experienced by the Erodex Group in recent years. The company has invested over £2 million in new machinery as part of its ongoing continuous improvement program. Founded in 1973, the Erodex Group recently celebrated its fifty-year milestone in business. It now employs 90 skilled individuals across two sites in the West Midlands, with its headquarters in Halesowen and a state-of-the-art machining facility in Wednesbury. ENDS.
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September 18, 2023
Soaring to New Heights: Celebrating National Aviation Day
Today, aviation enthusiasts and industry leaders across the United Kingdom unite to celebrate National Aviation Day, a special occasion that pays tribute to the remarkable achievements and advancements in the world of flight. As a leading aerospace player in the UK, Erodex takes this opportunity to reflect on our significant contributions to the aerospace sector and our unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation. Fuelling the Future of Aerospace: At Erodex, we recognize the pivotal role that aerospace plays in shaping the modern world. From revolutionising travel to advancing scientific exploration, the aerospace industry continuously redefines possibilities. As a trusted partner to numerous aerospace companies in the UK, Erodex takes immense pride in providing cutting-edge solutions that elevate the industry's performance and reliability. Precision Engineering for Aerospace Excellence: Precision engineering is at the heart of our commitment to aerospace excellence. From crafting high-performance graphite components to offering innovative solutions for EDM wire and machining, we empower our clients in the UK to soar above the competition. The aerospace industry demands nothing short of perfection, and we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality materials and services to meet those demands. Collaboration and Partnerships: Aerospace innovation thrives on collaboration, and Erodex thrives on fostering partnerships with industry leaders. We work closely with our clients to co-create tailored solutions that address their specific challenges and requirements. Together, we drive the aerospace industry forward, propelling the sector to new heights of performance and efficiency. Inspiring the Aerospace Visionaries of Tomorrow: On National Aviation Day, we celebrate the past, present, and future of aerospace. We take pride in nurturing the aspirations of young aerospace enthusiasts in the UK and inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow. Through educational initiatives, partnerships with schools, and support for STEM programs in the UK, we aim to ignite curiosity and passion for aerospace exploration among the leaders of the future. A Flight to Remember: As we celebrate National Aviation Day, we extend our gratitude to all the pioneers, engineers, and visionaries who have made aerospace advancements possible. Their dedication has redefined human achievement and transformed the way we experience the world. Join the Journey: At Erodex in the UK, we embrace National Aviation Day as an opportunity to reflect on our aerospace journey and our vision for the future. We invite you to be part of this journey, as we continue to elevate aerospace capabilities through precision engineering, sustainable solutions, and collaborative partnerships. Let's soar together, taking aerospace in the UK to new horizons, and shaping a future that defies limits and captures the imagination. #NationalAviationDay #AerospaceInnovation #ErodexInAerospace #PrecisionEngineering #SustainableSolutions #CollaborativePartnerships #InspiringTheFuture
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August 19, 2023
Driving Excellence in Graphite Machining: Gary Smith’s Impactful Journey at Erodex UK
Introduction: With a clear vision for excellence in graphite machining, Gary Smith, Director of Engineering at Erodex UK, is laying the groundwork for real change in the coming months. In this follow-up article, we'll provide an update on Gary's progress to date and how his initiatives are shaping the future of our organisation. Settling In and Embracing the Team: Gary has seamlessly integrated into the Erodex family, receiving a warm welcome from our dedicated teams at both Darlaston and Halesowen locations. His collaborative approach and leadership style have fostered a sense of camaraderie and enthusiasm, driving everyone forward. Focus on Quality, Standardisation, and Performance: Since his arrival, Gary's focus has centred around improving quality, standardisation, and production performance. He's been dedicated to creating new external and internal quality metrics, which are vital in driving a culture of continuous improvement. These metrics have already identified numerous opportunities for enhancing our processes, ensuring our customers receive only the best. Driving Productivity through Standardisation: A core aspect of Gary's strategy involves reducing variation through standardisation. By streamlining processes and practices, we're witnessing impressive improvements in productivity, further solidifying our position as a leader in the industry. Embracing Cutting-Edge Technology: To stay at the forefront of graphite machining, Gary and the team have been wholeheartedly embracing the latest CNC machines and tooling practices. These technological advancements not only boost productivity but also expand our capabilities, allowing us to offer our customers even more innovative solutions. Aiming for Process Maturity during Growth: Looking ahead, Gary's long-term vision involves developing our operations to achieve process maturity during this critical period of growth. This focus on process improvement will enable us to maintain our world-class status for machining graphite and EDM products. Inspired by Our Industry Leadership: Gary is energised by Erodex's exceptional position in the industry. He remarks, "It's amazing to witness this small family-owned business in the heart of the West Midlands setting the benchmark for graphite machining and EDM solutions worldwide. I am thrilled to be part of its next phase of growth." Onward Journey: Gary Smith's leadership and dedication have been instrumental in driving excellence in graphite machining at Erodex UK. As we continue to embrace innovation and maintain our commitment to excellence, we are confident in our ability to remain at the forefront of the industry, providing unparalleled graphite machining and EDM solutions to our valued customers worldwide. We look forward to the future and the positive impact Gary will continue to make on our journey towards success.
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August 1, 2023
Enhancing Pumps and Motors with Erodex ; Your Reliable Source for Quality Electrical Carbon Products
In the realm of pumps and motors, the significance of high-quality electrical carbon products cannot be overstated. For companies relying on OEM pumps and motors or involved in their repair and maintenance, choosing the right supplier is crucial. Erodex, with over 50 years of experience in delivering top-notch electrical carbon products, emerges as a reliable and informative partner. In this blog post, we'll delve into the reasons why Erodex is the go-to source for brushes, vanes, and more, ensuring enhanced performance and efficiency in your critical applications. Unparalleled Experience and Expertise: Erodex's extensive experience and expertise form the foundation of its commitment to excellence. With a history spanning five decades, we have gained valuable insights into the unique requirements of companies dealing with pumps and motors. Our team of experts is well-equipped to offer tailored solutions that address your specific needs. Quality Assurance at Its Core: At Erodex, quality is at the heart of everything we do. Our electrical carbon products undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet and exceed industry standards. Whether it's carbon brushes, vanes, or other components, rest assured that our products are designed for consistent and reliable performance. Competitive Pricing for Unmatched Value: We understand the importance of striking the right balance between quality and cost-effectiveness. Erodex offers competitive pricing for all its electrical carbon products, delivering exceptional value to our customers. You can trust us to deliver the best without compromising on affordability. Swift Response, Minimized Downtimes: Timely delivery is critical in today's fast-paced business environment. Erodex has streamlined its processes to dispatch 95% of orders on the same day, minimizing downtime for your operations. Our rapid response ensures your production schedules remain intact and your customers receive their products on time. A Comprehensive Product Range: Beyond offering individual components like carbon brushes and vanes, Erodex provides a comprehensive range of electrical carbon products. From brush-holders to slip rings, commutators, and maintenance items, we strive to be your one-stop solution for all your electrical carbon needs. Durablade Carbon Vanes - The Pinnacle of Performance: If you're in the pump industry, our Durablade range of carbon vanes deserves special attention. Made from SGL EK-60 material in the UK, these vanes offer self-lubricating properties and remarkable durability. Experience quieter, more efficient, and long-lasting pump operations with Erodex's Durablade carbon vanes. In the world of pumps and motors, Erodex stands as a reliable and informative source for quality electrical carbon products. With a wealth of experience, a commitment to quality assurance, competitive pricing, and a comprehensive product range, we aim to be the preferred partner for companies seeking enhanced performance and efficiency in their critical applications. Ready to elevate your pumps and motors? Partner with Erodex today: https://bit.ly/PumpsandMotorsERODEX
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July 19, 2023
Introducing the new Director of Engineering for Erodex UK ltd.
Erodex UK LTD is delighted to announce the appointment of Gary Smith as the new Director of Engineering. This position has a group wide remit for Change Management and Process Improvement. This will primarily focus on our Cost Per Part and Machining Divisions. Gary has extensive experience in the automotive, aerospace, and motorsport sectors. Gary Smith - Director of Engineering for Erodex (UK) LTD Throughout his career, Gary demonstrates a commitment to drive continuous improvement and lead transformation projects to deliver lean manufacturing systems. As a technically minded individual with strong leadership skills, Gary has a proven track record for improving performance and delivering outstanding results. He has effectively managed teams in delivering new products and manufacturing systems. This ranges from concept to full-scale production, and utilises methodologies, such as value stream mapping, visual performance management, and key performance indicators through Hoshin and policy deployment. During his initial weeks at Erodex, Gary will primarily station himself at our state-of-the-art machine shop in Darlaston, working closely alongside James Kirk, our Operations Director. This period allows Gary to observe and shadow James and gain an in-depth understanding of our existing processes and pipelines. Based on his observations, Gary has already identified several key areas to focus on during his first three months.These areas mainly revolve around implementing best practices, refining processes, and developing policies to enhance overall efficiency. James Kirk, our Operations Director, expresses his confidence in Gary's abilities by stating, "We are thrilled to welcome Gary to our team as Director of Engineering." This appointment signifies a significant step forward for our business, as Gary's expertise in strategy and policy deployment will undoubtedly strengthen our management team". Gary's CV highlights his strong leadership skills and meticulous attention to detail. With his strategic mindset and proficiency in policy deployment, he will be an asset to the management team at Erodex. We look forward to the positive impact Gary will make as he takes on this crucial role within the organisation. To all esteemed suppliers, customers, and internal staff, we encourage you to extend a warm welcome to Gary Smith, our new Director of Engineering. We are confident that his addition to our team will contribute to the ongoing success and growth of Erodex UK LTD.
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June 8, 2023
ECP becomes Erodex (UK) ltd.
Strengthening Commitment to Customer Excellence Introduction: Exciting news is on the horizon for our valued customers and partners. We are thrilled to announce that our ECP (Engineering Carbon Products) division has officially rebranded to Erodex (UK) Ltd., marking an important milestone in our journey. This strategic decision reflects our dedication to providing you with an even better experience, combining our expertise and resources under a unified brand. Our Electrical Carbon Products division (formally ECP), has been supplying high quality carbon brushes to OEMs and the motor rewind community for over 50 years…..and with 95% of our orders dispatched same day we have built our reputation on reducing customer downtimes. Unifying Strengths for Enhanced Service: At Erodex (UK) Ltd., we have always prioritised delivering exceptional products, outstanding customer service, and unbeatable value. By integrating the ECP division officially into our brand, we aim to streamline our operations and create a more cohesive approach to meet your needs. This transition ensures that you will continue to receive the same high-quality products and services you have come to rely on, all conveniently provided under the trusted Erodex (UK) Ltd. name. Streamlined Operations for Unparalleled Convenience: Our decision to unite under the Erodex (UK) Ltd. banner allows us to consolidate our expertise and resources, resulting in a more efficient and focused approach. By centralising our operations. We can further optimise our processes to provide you with a seamless and hassle-free experience. This streamlined structure empowers us to continue delivering excellence while enhancing our service delivery and responsiveness. Unwavering Commitment to Customer Satisfaction: As we move forward as Erodex (UK) Ltd., our commitment to your satisfaction remains unwavering. Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way, just as we always have. Whether you have questions, need assistance. Or require personalised guidance. We are here to provide the outstanding customer service you have come to expect. Looking Ahead: This exciting transition marks a new chapter in our journey, and we are confident that it will allow us to serve you even better. As Erodex (UK) Ltd., we will continue to innovate, adapt, and expand our offerings to meet your evolving needs. We are committed to remaining at the forefront of our industry, maintaining. 'The Leading Edge' and delivering remarkable value to support your success. Thank you for your ongoing loyalty and support. We are genuinely excited about this change and the opportunities it brings. Rest assured that you will continue to receive. The highest level of service and quality as part of the Erodex (UK) Ltd. family. For any inquiries or further information. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We are here to provide the outstanding support you deserve.