Acquisition allows leading forging company to triple its CNC machining capacity
Somers Forge the UK’s leading open die forge has acquired A&B Richardson Engineering, based in Oldbury. The company which is best known for being a tool and die manufacturer, has continually invested in a variety of CNC machines and CAD design capabilities. The acquisition of the machine shop is part of the Somers Forge long term strategy to expand machining capacity and capabilities after seeing increased demand for finished components. The established machining facility and long serving experienced machinists provides immediate capacity for fulfilling the recent order book growth. A&B Richardson has been a trusted sub-contract machining facility, used by Somers Forge for many years.
Alex Cross, Production Director – “Last year we made a million-pound investment on a new CNC vertical boring machine which will help us to manage capacity for that range of product. We also recognised the need for greater capacity with CNC milling so the acquisition of A&B Richardson was the perfect solution. The purchase has tripled our CNC machining capacity and further enhanced our capabilities, allowing us to continue to offer competitive lead times and products of the highest quality’’.
A&B Richardson Engineering will continue to operate under the same name. To support the ongoing growth at Somers Forge, they are currently recruiting across multiple areas from the forge, machine shop to project management.