"We pride ourselves on employing only the best machinists, programmers and manufacturing engineers in the industry"
Our world class manufacturing facility, coupled with our unique capability set enables us to deliver components for both new build and retrofit power plant projects. We manufacture from our facility located in the heart of Staffordshire. Our facility allows us to manufacture components for a wide range of sectors including the nuclear, defence, oil & gas, power generation, aerospace and renewable industries.
We manufacture and supply a multitude of components, from primary circuit reactor components standing 4 metres in height and 5.5 metres in diameter, to machined and welded assemblies up to 100,000kg. Our wealth of experience isn’t just based around huge components; we also manufacture small speciality items such as non-return valves with a diameter of 105mm, weighing just 3kg.
We pride ourselves on our experienced workforce, employing only the best machinists, programmers and manufacturing engineers in the industry. Our facility operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we are here to provide critical support for our client’s projects, using our facilities and experience to deliver our continued excellence both now and in the future.
We actively encourage our customers to visit our site; to come and witness first hand the reinvestment we continue to make into our business. We are consistent in our approach to staff training, procuring the most technologically advanced machinery and creating opportunities by truly excelling.
A proprietary advanced manufacturing, capacity management and production planning tool that delivers customer satisfaction through accurate and transparent plans. Each activity associated with the manufacturing process of a component is broken down into individual operations. We then utilise Seiki to appropriately allocate time and resources for each project. Embedded within this system are all CNC machines, shop floor calendars, scheduled maintenance plans, operator shift patterns and booked holidays which are plotted against the live status of our existing order book. This allows for effective utilisation of our assets through scenario planning, capacity management and effective decision making.
Goodwin International makes great use of this advanced software which is used for special projects. This enables our programmers to fully simulate the machining process from condition of supply to the finish machined items. Our programmers input geometrical information on to the models which then produce the customers required component. This enables any high risk features to be identified prior to machining.
Used by our programmers for general engineering and valve components, this software allows the programmers to implement basic geometries onto 3D models issued by our highly experienced design team. Using this software reduces many risk factors from the operations that the component will undertake during machining.
Nigel joined us in 1982 and now serves as the company’s Works Director having worked for many years within the machine shop of the company. He has an extensive knowledge in a variety of industry sectors including petrochemical, civil nuclear and defence. He has a distinct passion for engineering which allows him to work collaboratively with a variety of departments on a daily basis, providing technical advice and intervention where required. Nigel is able to offer support to large scale and complex projects, ensuring that all operational activities run as planned, on time, every time.
Darren serves as Production Director, having started his apprenticeship with the company in 1987. Darren’s role involves working collaboratively with other departments, planning and coordinating the control of the manufacturing process, organising labour, adjusting schedules as required and assessing and developing CNC programming requirements for assigned large scale and complex projects. He does all of this whilst applying the latest techniques and methods of optimisation.
Simon joined the company in 2003 as an NC Programmer. Throughout the company’s expansion and diversification, Simon has led and developed the programming department in line with business requirements. Overseeing investment and development in state of the art tooling solutions, world class CAD/CAM software capabilities, highly customised post processors and full machine 3D simulation and NC verification software, Simon has been instrumental in the transformation of the department’s capabilities. He also heads the company’s ‘secure’ programming team for special projects.