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Altec Engineering and KUKA collaborate for Nissan

Altec Engineering and KUKA collaborate for Nissan

While automotive assembly plants are generally heavily automated, there are still many areas where operators are required, either due to the complexity of the task or where full automation cannot be financially justified. One such area is the assembly of dowels and cam brackets to a cylinder head before the cam bolts are torqued. When […]

By August 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Altec highlights disruptive engineering principles

Altec highlights disruptive engineering principles

Since its formation in 1978, Altec Engineering has continued to embrace new technologies and methodologies to find efficient and cost effective solutions to customers needs. Altec Director Paul Lackenby explains how the company’s engineering teams use the principles of disruptive engineering to drive down product manufacturing costs and to identify innovative concepts in all areas […]

By January 7, 2016 Read More →
Altec Engineering commits to the next generation

Altec Engineering commits to the next generation

Durham based Altec Engineering Group has showcased its commitment to the next generation by joining ‘The 5% Club’ – an industry led initiative focussed on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students. The campaign was initiated by defence technology company QinetiQ with an aim to get the UK’s public and private […]

By December 2, 2015 Read More →
Altec Engineering acquires Quick Hydraulics

Altec Engineering acquires Quick Hydraulics

Leading hydraulic engineering company Quick Hydraulics has been bought out of administration by Altec Engineering and the jobs of 19 employees saved. The acquisition was quick in more ways than one; the directors of Quick Hydraulics put the company in to administration on Monday, and within 24 hours the company was sold. Dan Butters and […]

By October 23, 2015 Read More →
Altec achieves KUKA system partner status

Altec achieves KUKA system partner status

Altec Engineering has become the latest official system partner of industrial robot supplier KUKA Robotics UK. Based in Bowburn, County Durham, Altec Engineering provides a comprehensive range of services which include design and build of special purpose equipment, jig and fixture design and manufacture, plus mechanical and electrical engineering support. Altec technical director Nick Batey […]

By August 17, 2015 Read More →
Altec Engineering secures £6m investment

Altec Engineering secures £6m investment

Engineering solutions provider Altec Engineering, based in County Durham, has become the latest company to secure investment from BGF (Business Growth Fund). Altec Engineering designs and manufactures special purpose equipment and manufactures high precision CNC components for the automotive, aerospace, mining, defence and oil & gas sectors. The company has received a £6m investment to […]

By August 3, 2015 Read More →
Altec Engineering continues investment in production

Altec Engineering continues investment in production

Following completion of a £1.5m expansion programme earlier this year, which saw floor-space increase by 75%, Altec Engineering Group has now acquired a further 10,000 sq.ft of factory space behind its existing Durham facility. This additional floor-space is required to meet future investment plans in special purpose machine building, precision engineering and specialist coatings. In […]

By July 27, 2015 Read More →
Altec acquires Sigma Technologies

Altec acquires Sigma Technologies

Altec Engineering, based in Bowburn in Durham has today announced the strategic acquisition of Sigma Technologies, adding high volume CNC component manufacture to Altec’s activities. Altec was attracted by Sigma’s approach to providing innovative solutions to clients needs including; stock build programmes, inventory control, KanBan solutions, Kitting, Sub-assembly and integrated MRP. This approach has resulted […]

By July 13, 2015 Read More →
Gluing robot speeds up lawn mower production

Gluing robot speeds up lawn mower production

Automation is no longer just the mainstay of manufacturing as more and more of our daily routines and tasks are assisted by computers or automation in some form or other. For example, the once tedious task of mowing the lawn can now be performed automatically using the Husqvarna Automower robotic lawn mowers. However, even robotic […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
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