Westin Engineering began five years ago with one man and a lathe. Today a team of 13 has access to five CNC centres and variety of other specialist machines.
In planning our expansion, we turned to machine tool supplier XYZ, which carries a feature about the development of our business on its website.
Westin Engineering Director Fraser Lynch says in the article: 'Our investment is enabling us to cut lead times on work ... and working with XYZ Machine Tools has additional benefits through their close working relationships with other suppliers such as Open Mind and Ceratizit.
"Add to that the cost-benefit of the XYZ machines it all makes perfect sense.'
Our gear-cutting specialists were commissioned to manufacture a set of gears for the restoration of this 1912 Hispano Suiza Alfonso car.
They were reverse engineered from the originals, but the new ones were finely ground to ensure that they operated as quietly as possible.
The work involved turning and slotting the blanks – with spark erosion where necessary – cutting the gears, case hardening and final grinding.
And the car's owner was delighted with the quality of the job. He wrote: ‘Gears running beautifully. Thanks for all your efforts.'
This car was named after King Alfonso XIII of Spain who was so keen on it that at one point he had 30.
Westin Engineering Limited
St Andrew's Road
West Yorkshire HD1 6NA
Phone: 01484 556288
Exceptional quality and service from an independent Yorkshire engineering company
Westin Engineering, registered in England and Wales. Number 11484226.
Registered office: Phoenix Mill, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6NG.
VAT registration number: 301 2748 43.