Having built up an enviable customer base within the traditional manufacturing sectors, we have over recent years been able to share our knowledge and expertise within the more emerging sectors such as electric vehicles, renewables, bio sciences and clean air systems.
The world maybe forever changing, but sound engineering principles remain the same, and when coupled with new and more sustainable materials, it can lead to an incredibly powerful solution. Lack of imagination remains the only barrier.
Agriculture is one of the earliest adopters of large scale, plant equipment and since GMS’s early beginnings, we have supported this traditional sector with robust castings, forgings, fabrications, metal pressings and injection moulded parts. We are proud to supply to some of the leading manufacturers around the world.
This sector has been a classic example of GMS at our best in providing engineered solutions to not only design issues, but also in delivering commercial opportunities in helping to simplify designs with alternative materials and processes with the direct impact of reducing costs.
Having achieved critical key supplier status, and having earned the chance to produce the wide variety of metal pressed/stamped components that is now expected of GMS, has enabled both our market share and customer conversion in the automotive sector to improve considerably. The need for highly toleranced machining operations has been a recent addition to this sector which has enabled us as a business to invest heavily in testing and inspection technology.
This sector has been crucial to the ongoing technical development of our business. To enable us to support high profile and demanding clients, we have engaged with a broader supply base with in depth capabilities on differing materials supported by the required testing and certification that this industry demands.
The construction industry is one that GMS has been in supply to since it’s conception over a decade ago. During this time GMS has had the opportunity to supply the full range of our manufacturing capabilities; castings, forgings, fabrications, metal pressings, wirework, rubber and plastic injection mouldings and metal stamping. Our reputation is remarkable and our customers, some of which who are at the forefront of the construction plant world, have benefited greatly from the service we are able to supply.
With the onset of world concern on protecting our environment this sector is at the forefront of looking at the integration of clean and green power. This has enabled us to not only support our customer base with knowledge and experience but has also introduced us to new technology and ideas.
Some of our most complex fabrications are produced for this sector, where unlikely materials have been adopted and utilised in what in some cases are quite hazardous environments. Our knowledge of material durability and structure has been significantly enhanced over the last 10 years of supply into this sector.
As with other industrial sectors there is a huge push to improve our carbon foot print. Fuel economy, ergonomic designs and the introduction specially adapted materials has encouraged significant change within this sector. Being involved with a broad and capable supply base has assisted GMS in supporting more and more customers in this exciting arena.
Some of our most complex fabrications are produced for this sector where different materials have been adopted and utilised in what in some cases are quite hazardous environments. This sector continues to develop into clean energy and GMS are well placed to be a long term partner within this area.
All sectors are more aware of the green effect, no more so than Energy where sources of power have changed radically over recent years. As the use of fossil fuels comes under increasing pressure, the introduction of new technologies is opening avenues towards new business opportunities and production solutions. Based on the industries it has historically operated in, GMS are ideally placed to be involved in the continued development of this arena.
From our early beginnings GMS has supported this historic sector with castings, forgings, fabrications, metal pressings and injection moulded parts. We currently supply such equipment worldwide to some of the main entities in this sector.
As technology and material science has evolved, we have, with our diverse supply base, been well placed to continue and grow our involvement in this far reaching sector. Whilst fossil fuels face increasing pressure, the need for increased efficiency in mining continues as other minerals are being introduced and utilised for various applications.
To have achieved critical key supplier status within this sector has been richly rewarding. The ability to produce a wide variety of metal pressed/stamped and injection moulded components has enabled our market share and customer conversion to improve considerably. As the type of fuel moves to more environmentally acceptable energy, we remain involved with supporting many clients in the tech and renewable sectors who are very much part of the green future.
Our holistic, bespoke approach to product design and development is creative and innovative, it has to be, as most of the time we’re contemplating new horizons, going where others have not gone before. When you’re at the cutting edge it is ever more vital that all the parts of the process join up.
We’ll find a way to deliver… no matter what.
Tomorrow is the future, that’s where you’ll find GMS.
We provide a bespoke engineered supply chain management service to a wide range of organisations on a global basis, from international blue chip clients to smaller individual product owners. Our bespoke approach to the supply chain harnesses our breadth of experience to deliver customers a more competitive cost platform leading to increased sales and revenue.
Here at GMS we have invested heavily in product verification. On top of our vast array of hand tools, we own some excellent digital 3D measurement solutions, including a portable CMM that can be used outside of our measurement laboratory. This is a great tool which gives us fast, accurate results that can’t be obtained with traditional hand tools and can be coupled with a 3D laser scanner, which is excellent for verifying free formed shapes and providing a visual comparison to their CAD models. Where some customers don’t currently have CAD or engineering drawings for a product, we have the ability to take a 3D point cloud and use the data in the construction of CAD models and engineering drawings for reproduction of the sample.
More recently, GMS invested in a 600mm by 800mm fully automated CMM with integrated vision system which provides the best of both contact & non-contact verification techniques, with the added bonus of a system accuracy of several microns. Finally we have the most up to date laser scanning system which is bespoke to turned shafts & spindles, again the accuracy of this system is several microns.