The latest BSA website news, now delivered by electronic strip on its home page, is that valued customer, NOV Grant Prideco in Mexico, has ordered two more Churchill 7/50B CNC Twin Turret Lathes from BSA Machine Tools for delivery in December 2012.
BSA Machine Tools have been designing and manufacturing Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Tools at their plant in Kitts Green, Birmingham, since the 1970’s. For the uninitiated reader, CNC means that a computer converts the design produced by Computer Aided Design software into numbers. The numbers can be considered to be the coordinates of a graph and they control the movement of the cutter. In this way the computer controls the cutting and shaping of the material.
BSA service technicians are multi-skilled “time served” engineers, with a wealth of experience in machine tools – BSA or other manufacturers. They form a team which can help with mechanical, electrical or electronic machines.
Full training is offered on all BSA product lines, to ensure that new machines are operational from day one and spares for BSA, CHURCHILL & ALFRED HERBERT machines are readily available.
BSA’s managing director
The Brummie directed us to the news that Steve Brittan, BSA’s managing director, is the new president of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. The Post reported his views that exports were “one, two and three” in the recovery, but we are pleased to note that many BSA orders also come from this country, including Cornwall, Yorkshire and Birmingham. Total reliance on exports brings its own vulnerabilities.
Mr Brittan’s advice: develop due respect for the skills of the engineer, “We must study the German model. The quality of their engineering is among the best in the world, because engineers are right up there with the top professions.”
He will warm to MEP Malcolm Harbour’s ‘red tape mission’ after saying that though nearly a third of businesses in the Greater Birmingham area are trying to recruit, the burden of regulation and red tape is hindering job creation by diverting resources and funds away from growth.
His conclusion: “To get into work, to escape poverty, to improve our economy and to raise the quality of life for citizens of this city, the answer is skills, skills and yet more skills.”