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A rewarding day for foundry and supplier

FSE Group hosted customers, supply partners and visitors to an open day recently to showcase a new extension to their facilities.

The new 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art addition to the existing facility has enabled the company to create a special ‘hub’ for the latest Omega Foundry Machinery equipment with the aim to achieve efficient, lean, production.

The open day commenced with an introduction from the chairman of the group, David Bisset, followed by a comprehensive tour of the facilities. The company is particularly proud of its apprenticeship programme, co-ordinated by John Bradley from BITECH. Also present on the day was the local Conservative MP James Cleverly.

FSE Group was established in January 2001 when Enfield Foundry Holdings Ltd merged its commercial foundry (Enfield Foundry) and pattern shop (Crockett-Orwin Patterns) with the Essex-based Finch Seaman Foundry, Nautilus Fine Art Foundry and AATi Ltd; makers of metal stairway products. Enfield Foundry moved from Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire where it had been since 1932, to Braintree in Essex. All casting and manufacturing is now carried out at a more modern and well-equipped factory, suitable for a progressive cast metal based engineering company.

From 2002 to 2006 further re-structuring of the group companies took place with Nautilus Fine Art Foundry absorbing Burleighfield Fine Arts (High Wycombe) and Morris Singer (Hampshire), calling itself Morris Singer Art Founders Limited. This art foundry was then sold by the FSE Group as a going concern but was finally closed in 2012 after being restructured and renamed Zahra Modern Fine Art Foundry.

David Bisset is proud to share both his history with the company, going back to the 1960s and the current plans, which put the company in the premier league with a reputation that looks set to secure a prime place in the international market.

In a statement, Omega Foundry Machinery said: “FSE Group’s success and enthusiasm is refreshing and we are extremely proud to be part of it.” www.fsegroup.co.uk

Pictured is FSE Group chairman, David Bisset (left), with James Cleverly MP. Source: Newsquest