CarnaudMetalbox Engineering reach impressive manufacturing milestone, 1000th Bodymaker and 100th Die Necker produced

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CMB Engineering based in Shipley, West Yorkshire have reached an impressive manufacturing milestone of 1000th Bodymakers and 100th Die Neckers for the global canmaking market.

1000th Bodymaker at CMB Engineering

Events like this only highlight the strength of our products, our strong position in the marketplace and future technological developments planned. These are exciting times at CarnaudMetalbox Engineering’ Karl Hatfield-Waites, Marketing Manager

12th July 2016 marked a unique milestone in the nearly 100 year history of CarnaudMetalbox Engineering. CMB proudly celebrated the manufacture of the 1000th 5000 Bodymaker and the 100th 3400 Die Necker at its headquarters in Shipley West Yorkshire. A formal handover ceremony of the two machines followed by a dinner and entertainment at the Hollins Hall Hotel & Country Club. Guests from around the canmaking globe were joined by The Three Sisters Jazz band and International Rugby League legend Jamie Peacock MBE. Also joining the celebrations were Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Geoff Reid and Lady Mayoress Mrs Chris Reid.

This special day at CMB Engineering brought together key influential people throughout the canmaking world to its manufacturing facility in Shipley. Highlighting its manufacturing capabilities, key investments into machinery and technology and plans for the future. Demonstrations of the new 3D instruction manual and ordering system marked another step change in the usability of CMB machinery. Tours around the facility were undertaken by colleagues in various depts. explanations and demonstrations in areas such as Seamer Tooling, Assembly, Grinding, CNC Milling, R&D, The Academy and World Skills formed the main focus of the day alongside the handover ceremony.

Ultimately the day belonged to the 1000th Bodymaker and 100th die Necker presented to Tim Lorge of Crown, President of North American Beverage, by Andrew Truelove, General Manager of CMB ‘Today was a day of celebration of our past and present, but also a glimpse into the future. Achieving 100 Die Neckers and 1000 5000 style bodymakers is some milestone, even more remarkable given the timescales involved. A huge thank you to all those who attended, to our suppliers and of course our customers, but most of all to our dedicated and hardworking workforce that has made this all possible. We feel we are well placed to take on the challenges of the future and appreciate everyone’s support.’

Karl Hatfield-Waites Marketing Manager at CMB Engineering comments ‘The celebrations were a fantastic success for us all at CMB Engineering, an achievement like this is a major milestone and we hope that all our guests enjoyed the day as much as we did. The response from the industry has been extremely positive with key players attending the event which only highlights the strength of our products, our strong position in the marketplace and future technological developments planned. These are exciting times at CarnaudMetalbox Engineering.’

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