Somers Forge acquires A&B Richardson Engineering

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Forging company Somers Forge has acquired A&B Richardson Engineering with the move expanding its machining capabilities and tripling the CNC machining capability.

Oldbury-based A&B Richardson Engineering is a tool and die manufacturer and will continue to operate under the same name. The firm has continually invested in a variety of CNC machines, CAD design capabilities and also new welding 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.

的建立ished machining facility and long-serving experienced machinists provides immediate capacity for fulfilling the recent order book growth. Somers Forge said A&B Richardson has been a “trusted” subcontract machining facility, used by Somers Forge for many years.

Alex Cross, production director said: “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."

No financial details of the acquisition were revealed.