Spanning all manufacturing & process sectors!
We recruit for a wide variety of capital equipment designers and manufacturers who specialise in supplying a number of industries; pharmaceutical, nuclear power, food/beverage, automotive, aerospace, energy from waste, petrochemical and process industries.
We recruit the following disciplines in the capital equipment sector for companies who supply material handling equipment, robotics, filling machines, conveyors and digestion systems to name but a few.
The mechanical equipment sector, and the development of machinery, was behind one of the greatest advances in human history, the Industrial Revolution. While the sector has gone into relative decline since then, especially compared to other, more contemporary sectors such as aerospace and pharmaceuticals, its importance and standing in UK manufacturing remains critical, given that nearly every workplace in every industry uses some form of machinery in production. Indeed, the mechanical equipment sector encompasses a wide range of products and systems, from multi-million pound industrial turbines, to the common office printer. Broadly speaking we can split what the sector makes into five segments:
General purpose machinery(e.g., turbines, engines, pumps, and compressors) - This segment refers to machines that transfer one type of work into another. For instance, turbines use the energy from the motion of steam, gas, water or wind, to create mechanical power by turning a drive shaft. Attached to a generator, turbines also create electricity, which can be used to power assembly lines and industrial machines. This industry segment also produces diesel and other internal combustion engines and their components (such as gears), as well as air compressors and pumps.
Other special purpose machinery (e.g., machines used in specific sectors such as earthmoving equipment (diggers) in construction) This segment refers to machines used in specific sectors, including construction, mining, quarrying, rubber and plastics, food and drink, and textiles. These machines tend to be more bespoke systems, which are differentiated in order to carry out specific tasks related to their sector’s needs. Examples include bulldozers and levellers, used in the construction of roads and buildings; grinders and borers, used for both surface and underground mining; and oil and gas extraction equipment.
Metal forming machinery (e.g. rollers and moulds) - The metal forming industry segment makes the machinery and tools that form, cut, and shape metals. The same properties that make metal a desirable component in many goods - strength and durability - also make it a difficult material to form. Therefore, this segment encompasses drills, moulds, presses, and rollers needed to form metal, as well as the accessories used by these machines. GVA: £0.5bn 4.0%
Other general purpose machinery (e.g. ventilation, heating and air conditioning equipment) - This segment refers to the production of machines that are used across many different industries. Captured here include non-domestic cooling and ventilation equipment, ovens and furnaces, office equipment such as printers, and lifting and handling equipment e.g. fork lifts.
Agricultural and forestry machinery (e.g. tractors Here special purpose machinery used in agriculture is classified) - This includes the manufacture of agricultural tractors and other forestry machinery.
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