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Investment

Ongoing capital investment

Brandauer’s ongoing investment into state-of-the-art equipment position the business above the capabilities and capacity of its competition. The company is charging ahead in the manufacture of progression tools and their components, which in the UK are absolutely unique to Brandauer.

Ongoing capital purchases focus on key technologies and equipment including wire EDM machines (all fully interfaced with the appropriate CAM software), modern presses, advanced 3D CAD equipment and environmentally friendly cleaning processes.

Brandauer’s recent investments include £750,000 in two state-of-the-art Bruderer presses and €500,000 on the latest Yamada Dobby press; £800,000 investment in new wire EDM technology which is rare in the UK and heavy investment in Visi Vero CAD/CAM software and Microsoft Dynamics Navision, a state-of-the-art Enterprise Resource Planning system that helps to optimise processes.

Brandauer has also invested in a Special Products Division (SPD) of which included numerous investments. As part of the project, Brandauer created a new material handling process to create narrower aisles in its warehouse and logistics department. It then invested £200,000 in new machinery. SPD was an important step forward in the firm’s development, ensuring low volume capability that would normally have to be sub-contracted or declined altogether.

Brandauer always make the right kind of investment. Investments that continue to increase capacity, improve accuracy and open-up a host of new market opportunities.

And Brandauer’s investment extends well beyond cutting edge technology, with just as much resource and attention focussed on the ongoing development of world-class manufacturing processes, quality management systems and people.


Yamada Dobby

Brandauer is the UK and Republic of Ireland technology showcase partner for Yamada Dobby Europe Ltd.

Brandauer’s world class manufacturing environment has been assigned as a technology showcase partner for Yamada Dobby, where a number of open houses are planned throughout the year.

Requests to visit Brandauer to see the showcase power press and the other world-class equipment and facilities in operation are also welcome.

Yamada Dobby are one of the world’s leading manufacturers and providers of precision power presses. Established in 1919 and supplying precision stamping presses since 1961, they are a well-established Japanese supplier of presses to customers all over the world.

After a lengthy, hands-on review of the market and available power press technologies, Brandauer partnered with Yamada Dobby and installed the NXT 80XL, which is delivering the following benefits:

Cost effective; up to 25% saving over the equivalent competitors equipment
Excellent standard fit equipment (feeds, lighting, interface, tool protection)
Patented repeatability from a double link motion mechanism
More efficient; significant reduction in press setting time
SMED and Industry 4.0 capabilities
Proven low maintenance
2 established Yamada customers in the UK (>5 years), with record low un-planned maintenance
Local European technical and service support in <24 hours

Core values built on P.R.E.C.I.S.I.O.N

We aim to be recognised internationally as the leading independent high-precision metal component specialist in Europe.

Progressive

Demonstrating a positive, can do attitude in all that we do.


Responsibility

Showing full commitment and duty of care to all stakeholders.


Equality

Consistently applying a fair, reasonable and respectful approach.


Cohesion

Delivering business growth and stability as a unified team.


Integrity

Showing pride, passion and respect in all aspects of our business.


Success

Being part of a winning team that delivers to expectation and beyond.


Inspire

Leading by example to motivate, encourage and develop.


Orderly

Following standardised processes to deliver clear & concise decisions.


Networking

Building mutually beneficial relationships for the future of the business.


Added value

Highest customer satisfaction thanks to numerous efficiencies.

Apprenticeships

Award winning apprenticeships and upskilling opportunities.

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