Hepworth - RIM Moulding Specialists for the automotive sector
30 May 2018
Hepworth's RIM Moulding division, formed just 18 months ago, is going from strength to strength.
Specialising in (but not limited to) manufacturing low volume automotive components for well-known premium brands of UK manufactured Motorsport, 4x4 and luxury vehicles, contracts won so far include 12 and 24 month production schedules, plus three ongoing long-term commitments.
Hepworth are currently producing very large exterior mouldings up to 2m/10kg, and interior trim components of varying sizes from 300mm up to 1.2m, using specialist glass-filled resin which maintains strength throughout the entire moulding.
Recent investment made includes the purchase and installation of new RIM Moulding machinery and a new large post-curing box oven. A second temperature-controlled moulding room including extraction has also been built. This has doubled the company's moulding capability as well as increased the size of parts that Hepworth are able to produce. The space for the trimming area has more than doubled, and purpose-built racking has been fitted to house the increasing number of tool and jigs that are stored on site.
Since the initial start of the RIM Moulding division back in 2016, the equipment and work area has grown by over 300 percent with an ever-growing, dedicated and skilled workforce headed up by Tom Dunkley, Sales Manager for the RIM division. On target and with plans to expand the business further over the next two years, the company is proud of their ability to produce large scale components, an area where customers are actively seeking Hepworth's expertise.
"I am really excited by the future prospects of the RIM division, a lot of hard work and major investment has gone into setting up the facility, enabling us to win these projects" stated Tom. "RIM moulding is such a specialist skill and we are now using our experience and expertise to train new members of staff in order to successfully expand our team. I am looking forward to a very busy 2018 and seeing how the division develops further. Watch this space!".
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