PACE opens new manufacturing unit

Precision Aerospace Component Engineering has expanded its manufacturing capabilities by opening a new 3,500 sq. ft. manufacturing unit adjacent to its headquarters site in Braintree.

The new facility, which adds 35% to PACE’s manufacturing floor space, will be geared to the manufacture of the company’s high volume standard aviation parts. Opened to house five new Mazak CNC turning centres, the unit provides PACE with the space to add a further 10 centres as demand grows.

The Mazak machines – one Quick Turn Smart 100, two Quick Turn Smart 200s, and two Quick Turn Nexus 250s equipped with driven tools – increase PACE’s total CNC lathe capacity to 28 turning centres and further enhance the flexibility of PACE’s precision turning capabilities.

Commenting on the opening, PACE’s Commercial Director, Ian Binns said:
”In what’s been a generally difficult economic environment, PACE has been able to accelerate its growth over the past year as demand for our precision components from our aerospace customers has grown.

”Our continuing success can be attributed to the quality of the components our people manufacture, our investment in machinery and processes, and our customer relationships.

”The new facility gives us the capability to build on this growth, create a centre of excellence for the production of our high volume parts while, at the same time, allowing more scope to expand our specialised component manufacture.

”This expansion gives us the opportunity to provide an ever more responsive, high quality service to our current customers and the capacity to build new customer relationships.”