Garlock expands services with gasket fabricating resource
04 September 2009
Recent acquisitions by Garlock (Great Britain) have seen it claim the position of largest industrial gasket cutter in the UK. The sealing technology business is now manufacturing in the UK using its own wide range of high specification materials to provide customers with custom fabricated gaskets.
NGM, acquired November 2008, and PTM (UK), earlier this year, have merged their respective manufacturing resources within Garlock providing it with a significant capability. As part of the investment strategy, Garlock is implementing its group-wide ‘Lean’ methodology, “Total Customer Value”, with a focus on the requirements of providing a flexible response to its customers throughout its operational and administrative processes.
Garlock’s gasket fabricating service provides a bespoke service meeting the requirements of customers from single to volume call-offs. Four flat bed CNC machines, using abrasive water jet technologies, together with CAD/CAM beam press capability ensure short lead times can be met cost effectively.
In addition, Garlock is able to offer rubber moulding and engineered textile facilities and is increasingly becoming part of the customer value chain. Stuart Phythian, Managing Director, Garlock (Great Britain) Limited, explains, “We now have a significant capability offering customers the flexibility of completely engineered solutions designed and manufactured in the UK while drawing on Garlock’s global engineering and manufacturing resources.
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