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Progress
Engineering
Limited

Progress Engineering are proud to offer a bespoke engineering service combining machining, fabrication and finishing within our 20,000 sq.ft. facility conveniently located within the heart of Cornwall.

We have an extensive range of machining capabilities including manual lathes, mills, CNC capabilities and boring machines including our large vertical boring machine which is equipped with a 6-foot chuck and an elevating rail to allow handling of very large components.

We work with customers to create one-off items or small quantities that meet your specific subcontract manufacturing needs. We take the time to understand your requirements which ensures your design is manufactured as efficiently and as cost effectively as possible.


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Advice & Support

At PEL we make a big effort to understand each customer’s needs, as a business or as an individual working on a project, and we help in every way we can.

We have worked with a number of organisations on developing prototypes, where this aspect of our service has been beneficial to our customers. We have experience in prototype manufacture, having supplied pharmaceutical product testing equipment and naval hydraulically controlled operating units as well as more recently moving into the marine and renewables sectors.

Our production processes ensure a smooth operation and retains full traceability. They provide the necessary records of materials used, cast numbers, pressure tests and process certifications in accordance with our ISO 9001:2008 accreditation.

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ISO 9001-2015 accredited

Our Services

Machining - Bespoke Engineering

Machining

Fabrication - Bespoke Engineering

Fabrication

Finishing - Bespoke Engineering

Finishing


Composite Integration have been a customer of Progress engineering for over 6 years and always appreciate the level of engineering knowledge and support across a wide range of fabrication and machining jobs.

Alan Bond – Engineering manager, Composite Integration

Progress Engineering has been a valued supplier for many years, we can depend on them for high quality fabrications and machined components, they also have the in-house capability to supply the high-quality surface finishes and material traceability required by our Pharmaceutical customers.

Simon Hyde – contract manager, kason europe Ltd

Progress Engineering Ltd have quickly become our first point of call for any fabrication work. Their ability to work with us to produce high quality components, often in tight lead times continually impresses. A truly professional service from enquiry through to delivery, thank you for your continued support.

James Cottam – Operations Manager, Essential Supplies UK Ltd..

Progress Engineering Ltd have been a crucial part of our company’s achievements over the last few years. Their ability to respond quickly and their wide range of services are invaluable to us and they continue to be among our core suppliers

Mark Richards – Production Manager – Fugro

Progress Engineering Ltd machined, welded and fabricated a complicated stainless steel pressure rated vessel for us. They were able to provide full traceability of all materials and supply a material data pack. We were very pleased with quality and workmanship they were able to achieve and we will be using them again in the future

Simon Vincent – Project Engineer, Composite Integration Ltd

PEL have provided us with their time and expertise to aid with the Design for Manufacture of our prototype pressure vessels, for which we are grateful, they also have a great can-do attitude and met our deadlines

Jack Irwin – Scientific Officer, Bennamann

We have worked with Progress Engineering on many machine builds as it is important for us as to have a partner that not only manufacturers to a high standard but delivers on time and not hinder our assembly time

Kelvin Galbraith-Lowe – Managing Director, Palletiser Ltd

Progress Engineering – A proactive valued subcontractor, highly adaptable with great experience. Wish all of our subcontractors were like this

Dean Edwards – Production Manager, Severn Subsea Technologies


Machining

“A QUESTION OF SIZE”

Machining

“A QUESTION OF SIZE”

Machining

“A QUESTION OF SIZE”
We have an extensive range of machining capabilities. Manual lathes, mills and boring machines coupled with our growing CNC capabilities allows us to undertake a vast spectrum of machining.

Some information on capacities is given here, but if you are in any doubt we will be happy to advise on whether we can meet your product’s needs.

One of the more unusual devices in our collection is our vertical boring machine, which is equipped with a 6-foot chuck and an elevating rail to allow handling of very large components. It also has a hydraulic copier attachment for precise replication of any required shape.

Other factors in our choice of equipment include accuracy and efficiency, for which such aids as digital readout (DRO), computerised numerical control (CNC), live tooling and twin loading pallets are a great advantage.

EQUIPMENT LIST

  • Webster Bennett Fixed Rail Vertical Borer 1.5m dia chuck x 400mm high
  • Webster Bennett Elevating Rail & Hydraulic Copier Attachment Vertical Borer 1.8m dia chuck x 1m high
  • 2 x Large Swing DSG with 6-Jaw Chuck 700mm swing x 0.5m long
  • 2 x Radial Arm Drills Maximum 6ft Swing
  • CNC Yang Eagle Table 500m wide x 750mm long x 200mm high
  • CNC Gital 500 with Live Tooling 400mm dia x 1m long
  • CNC Bar Feed Up to 50mm dia x 400mm long
  • CNC Mill 780 x 431 x 406mm traverse
  • 3 x Horizontal Borers Fitted with DRO 1.5m sq table x 1.1m high
  • 2 x Lathes Fitted with DRO Manual Maximum capacity 400mm dia x 4m long
  • 2 x Pillar Jib Cranes Maximum 500kg capacity
  • 1 Overhead Gantry Crane Maximum 1 tonne load
  • 1 x Diesel Operated Forklifts – Up to 3.5m reach & Maximum 5 tonne load
  • 1 x Battery Operated Forklifts Up to 4.5m reach & maximum 3.5 tonne load
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Webster Bennett Fixed Rail Vertical Borer - 1.5m dia chuck x 400mm high
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2 x Large Swing DSG with 6-Jaw Chuck - 700mm swing x 0.5m long
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CNC Yang Eagle - Table 500m wide x 750mm long x 200mm high
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CNC Bar Feed - Up to 50mm dia x 400mm long
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3 x Horizontal Borers Fitted with DRO - 1.5m sq table x 1.1m high
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1 Overhead Gantry Crane - Maximum 1 tonne load
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1 x Diesel Operated Forklift - Up to 3.5m reach & Maximum 5 tonne load
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Webster Bennett Elevating Rail & Hydraulic Copier Attachment Vertical Borer - 1.8m dia chuck x 1m high
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2 x Radial Arm Drills - Maximum 6ft Swing
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CNC Gital 500 with Live Tooling - 400mm dia x 1m long
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CNC Mill - 780 x 431 x 406mm traverse
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2 x Lathes Fitted with DRO Manual - Maximum capacity 400mm dia x 4m long
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2 x Pillar Jib Cranes - Maximum 500kg capacity
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1 x Battery Operated Forklift Up to 4.5m reach & maximum 3.5 tonne load

“BESPOKE FABRICATION, HOWEVER COMPLEX”

Fabrication

Fabrication

“BESPOKE FABRICATION, HOWEVER COMPLEX”

Fabrication

“BESPOKE FABRICATION, HOWEVER COMPLEX”
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Spot Welder / Swager / Large Flypress / Plasma Cutter / Oxyacetylene Gas Cutting / Mag Drills
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Beadblast Booth for Non-Ferrous Metals - Maximum capacity 4.6m wide x 3m deep x 2.7m high
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Power Rolls - Maximum capacity 2.5m wide up to 5mm thick
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LVD Guillotine - Maximum capacity 4m wide up to 6mm thick
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Pels Nibbler - which can complete louvres - Up to 5mm thick
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2 Overhead Gantry Crane - Maximum 5 tonne load eac
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1 x Diesel Operated Forklift - Up to 3.5m reach & Maximum 5 tonne load
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7 x Qualified & Experienced Fabricators who can undertake MIG/MA G/TIG MMA (Stick) welding of various materials
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CNC Press Brake - Maximum capacity 3m wide x up to 12mm thick
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Pressbrake - Maximum capacity 10mm thick x 4m wide
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Range of Air Tools and Finishing/Polishing Tools
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1 x Overhead Gantry Crane - Maximum 1 tonne load
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1 x Battery Operated Forklift - Up to 4.5m reach & maximum 3.5 tonne load
All of our welding engineers are certified to EN ISO 9606-1 2013 in both carbon and austenitic steels. We are also accredited to BS EN 1090-1:2009+A1:2011 and BS EN 1090-2:2008+A1:2011 EXC3.

Our engineers are extremely experienced in complex forms of sheet metal work which means you can have confidence in their performance and their knowledge of the correct procedures. This confidence is shared by customers within the food and pharmaceutical sectors, maritime and off-shore, flood defense and renewable energy.

Our fabrication department is able to assemble products, ready for delivery. Alternatively, we can provide facilities for your own fitters to come into our premises and carry out the assembly on site.

We have a wide range of metal cutting and forming machines, some of which are listed below. We have the necessary capacity to handle most fabrications, but if there is any doubt we will discuss the dimensions with you.

EQUIPMENT LIST

  • 1 x Diesel Operated Forklifts – Up to 3.5m reach & Maximum 5 tonne load
  • 1 x Battery Operated Forklifts – Up to 4.5m reach & maximum 3.5 tonne load
  • 2 Overhead Gantry Crane – Maximum 5 tonne load each
  • 1 x Overhead Gantry Crane – Maximum 1 tonne load
  • Beadblast Booth for Non-Ferrous Metals – Maximum capacity 4.6m wide x 3m deep x 2.7m high
  • CNC Press Brake – Maximum capacity 3m wide x up to 12mm thick
  • LVD Guillotine – Maximum capacity 4m wide up to 6mm thick
  • Pressbrake – Maximum capacity 10mm thick x 4m wide
  • Power Rolls – Maximum capacity 2.5m wide up to 5mm thick
  • Power Rolls – Maximum capacity 1.5m wide up to 10mm thick
  • Pels Nibbler – which can complete louvres – Up to 5mm thick
  • Range of Air Tools and Finishing/Polishing Tools
  • Spot Welder / Swager / Large Flypress / Plasma Cutter / Oxyacetylene Gas Cutting / Mag Drills
  • 7 x Qualified & Experienced Fabricators who can undertake MIG/MA G/TIG MMA (Stick) welding of various materials

Finishing

“THE FINEST OF FINISHES WITH HYGINE ASSURED”

Finishing

“THE FINEST OF FINISHES WITH HYGINE ASSURED”

Finishing

“THE FINEST OF FINISHES WITH HYGINE ASSURED”
We offer an extensive range of final finishes to meet end users’ needs and satisfy industry requirements. For example, we are a bovine free factory to comply with food and pharmaceutical requirements; we also have carefully selected partners to assist where specialist finishes such as marine spec paint are needed.

Where a durable and uniform matte finish is needed, our glass bead blasting facility is sealed to avoid contamination and will easily accommodate structures up to about 4 meters in length or breadth and 3 meters in height. At the same time, it can be used to give a high-quality finish to very small machined or welded components.

To create polished stainless steel finishes, we use a variety of hand-held air tools and a range of soaps and grinding media to obtain the appropriate surface quality. We have equipment to measure the surface finish and can give a certified RA reading if required.

In cases requiring additional processes such as painting, electropolishing, anodising, zinc coating or chrome plating, we prepare the surface as necessary and then work with specialist partners to apply the finish. Certification for these processes can be supplied where required.

Finishing - Bespoke Engineering
Finishing - Bespoke Engineering

Case Studies

VestDavit - Bespoke Engineering
ALUMINIUM TO REPLACE STAINLESS STEEL?
ALUMINIUM TO REPLACE STAINLESS STEEL?
Kason - Bespoke Engineering
TURNING PAPER
INTO STEEL
TURNING PAPER INTO STEEL
Fugro - Bespoke Engineering
LARGE MILD STEEL
PIPE RACKS
LARGE MILD STEEL PIPE RACKS
Process Components - Bespoke Engineering
A SEAL OF QUALITY
A SEAL OF QUALITY

Vacancies

Progress Engineering are a growing sub-contract engineering company in Bodmin specialising in bespoke machines and small batch items predominately used within the pharmaceutical and food industries. We value our staff and offer competitive packages with an impressive list of benefits and opportunities. We also offer the opportunity to progress within our well-established company at the forefront of its sector.

We are currently recruiting for a Production Engineer

In Association With

Aevern Subsea Technologies
Flood Control
Kerry
Propel Cornwall
Aggregate Industries
Fugro
Marine Offshore Renewables
University of Exeter
Buttermilk
Gericke
Marine Offshore Renewables
Vest Davit
Dairy Crest
Glaxo Smith Kline
Orchard Valley
World Fuel Services
Eliquo
Insight
Palletiser

In need of a bespoke engineering service?

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PHONE

01208 261210

Email

info@progressengineering.co.uk

Opening hours

 

Monday – Thurs
07:00 AM to 16:15 PM

Friday
07:00 AM to 12:12 PM

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Progress Engineering Ltd.
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Unit G, 36 Normandy Way
Walker Lines Industrial Estate
Bodmin
Cornwall
PL31 1EX

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