Future in-site

Dormer Tools recently opened a multi-million-pound site at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, a joint venture between Yorkshire Forward and UK Coal located in South Yorkshire.


Dormer Tools recently opened a multi-million-pound site at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), a joint venture between Yorkshire Forward and UK Coal, located in South Yorkshire.



The premises include a training room, a major research-and-development facility and an international export service to support emerging and developing markets.



Dormer said in a statement that the facility is a key site for sales, both in the UK and around the world, particularly the Middle East, with more than £20m of orders processed from the South Yorkshire base.



Nick Garner, managing director of Dormer Tools, said: ‘Our new facility is the commercial home for the Dormer UK sales company, but perhaps more importantly, we have the new training facility and productivity centre.



‘This will be where we can focus on the customer’s application requirements, hold customer surgeries for their machining problems and train our staff and the staff of our customers.



‘We also have the research-and-development centre for identifying, devising and delivering new products and new machining solutions, such as tools for machining composites, which is becoming more important in many of our focus industries.’



Dormer Tools, a subsidiary of the Sandvik Group, has chosen to establish a base at the AMP because of the site’s growing manufacturing expertise and its links with large, well-established companies.



The Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre (AMRC) and the Factory of the Future, whose partners include Boeing and Rolls-Royce, are located close to Dormer and are said to provide opportunities for collaboration on future projects.


Garner added: ‘It fits very nicely to be sat strategically on a site which is dedicated to the advance of manufacturing within Britain. The overall site, the relationship with our partners next door and the philosophy of Dormer’s strategy moving forward of how we want to go to market is married up with the same philosophy for which this park was developed.’