Kirkcaldy-based metals and plastic manufacturer recently became the first company in the UK to acquire the latest generation of milling machine after securing a six-figure asset finance facility from Bank of Scotland
A Kirkcaldy-based metals and plastic manufacturer has secured a new contracts worth £250,000 in the aerospace sector on the back of recently added plant.
Sterling Precision Engineering Services recently became the first company in the UK to acquire the latest generation of milling machine after securing a six-figure asset finance facility with Bank of Scotland.
The new equipment, provided by DMG Mori, has allowed the company to diversify from its core oil and gas offering to milling specialist components for the aerospace sector.
New contract wins include for the supply of key parts for ejector seats and civil aircraft.
The company, launched in 2007, manufactures bespoke metals and plastics components for customers, until recently largely centred in the oil and gas sectors.
In April the company was awarded aerospace accreditation AS9100 by the British Standards Institution (BSI).
Commenting on the latest contract wins, John Mitchell, managing director at Sterling Precision Engineering Services, said: “Having the latest machinery on the market has made a huge difference to our business.
“We’ve certainly come a long way.
“My wife and I started our business after buying some machinery from a retiring company.
“Alongside the machinery, we also took on a couple of the customers and over the years we’ve grown our portfolio of clients.”
He added: “The oil and gas industry has changed a lot in recent years and the support from the Bank of Scotland has helped us diversify our business offering.”
Local Kirkcaldy MSP David Torrance said: “Sterling Precision Engineering Services’ success is testament to its hard work and dedication.
“It’s excellent to see this Fife company become a key Scottish player in the aerospace field.”Discover More