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Peter is a county ambassador

Groveley’s MD Peter Bennet has been appointed an ‘Invest in Dorset Ambassador’ – a new, voluntary role for promoting Dorset as a prime business location.

An initiative by the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership, the aim is to highlight the opportunities that arise from doing business in Dorset and to help grow the economy. Dorset is, after all, a great place to live, invest and grow.

The county is already home to a number of thriving businesses on both global and national levels and many have located their international or UK headquarters here. And over 200 foreign-owned businesses have chosen Dorset to set up part or all of their UK operations.

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Posted on: January 30, 2018 09:42

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Tested by ice fishing

The integrity of a Groveley-made precision titanium fishing centre pin reel – produced in collaboration with Piscario – was severely tested during a spot of ice fishing in Canada at minus 10 degrees.

Posted on: April 16, 2020 11:42

Enlightened angling

Groveley has announced a partnership with Piscario Enlightened Angling, UK-based manufacturers specialising in ‘fishing equipment for enlightened anglers’.

Posted on: September 05, 2019 14:50

ATEX certification renewed for 25th year

Groveley proudly announces that its Anchor Works site had retained its ATEX flameproof certification for the 25th year, following an audit to the Directive 2014/34/EU regulations for manufacturers of equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Posted on: August 14, 2019 16:13

Faster, more accurate inspection speeds delivery

Groveley’s manufactured component inspection time is now quicker and even more accurate following investment in an Aberlink coordinate measuring machine (CMM).

Posted on: August 02, 2019 10:09

Leadership development

Groveley’s four team leaders have completed an internal leadership development programme, geared to producing transformational benefits to staff and the company. By understanding the opportunities and issues around their leadership capabilities, the learning will help them develop their already high-performing teams. 

Posted on: April 09, 2019 11:10

Latest apprentices

Meet our new apprentices: Brad Wooldridge (left) and Ryan Wilkes.

Posted on: January 29, 2019 10:29

Careers for the future

Groveley has been supporting local students’ career evenings explaining the reality and opportunities of a career as an engineer and talking about apprenticeship opportunities within our company.

Posted on: January 15, 2019 16:10

Masterful result

Congratulations to Groveley team leader Alistair Wood for gaining a Master’s (MEng) in Engineering with first class honours.

Posted on: December 17, 2018 10:18

Splining and gear cutting for ocean racing

A new customer making high-end winch systems for ocean racing yachts takes Groveley’s splining and gear-cutting service into the marine industry.

Posted on: December 04, 2018 16:00

Groveley Precision Engineering earns new aerospace quality approval AS9100:D

CHRISTCHURCH, UK, OCT 2018: Groveley Precision Engineering has been approved to the aerospace, space and defence quality standard AS9100:D – which also includes ISO 9001:2015 – just after updating its Environmental Management to the latest standard ISO14001:2015.

Posted on: November 08, 2018 10:10

Matthew’s French maintenance

Future maintenance engineer Matthew Downie has completed a month-long placement with Groveley from his college in France, Lycée Gustave Eiffel in Bordeaux – and conducted a very helpful study of our maintenance processes.

Posted on: August 28, 2018 11:24

Show time

Groveley turner Ben Holland has a bit of a passion… doing up old hot rods to a pristine condition and entering them in hot rod shows.

Posted on: July 10, 2018 09:39

Peter is a county ambassador

Groveley’s MD Peter Bennet has been appointed an ‘Invest in Dorset Ambassador’ – a new, voluntary role for promoting Dorset as a prime business location.

Posted on: January 30, 2018 09:42

High quality laser-marking of your parts

Groveley customers can now benefit from our in-house laser marking service – for quality control, automatic identification and permanent traceability of parts.

Posted on: January 25, 2018 15:30

New apprentice Ellie is settling in well

Groveley’s latest addition to the workforce is engineering apprentice Elisha (Ellie) Hancock, who started in September. That makes 20% of the current workforce that have come through the Groveley scheme.

Posted on: October 11, 2017 16:43

Complex component manufacture

These are some of the complex, multi-surface parts we have manufactured recently; they are typical of components we produce with 3D computer modelling and programming through to multi-axis manufacture. They include a complex mill mill turn part from bar and a helical mill turn component.

Posted on: August 16, 2017 16:16

3D printing

Our 3D printing capabilities offer you the benefit of having a physical part to hold at design stage, rather than just a 3D image – and printing a prototype allows you to significantly cut down on development time.

Posted on: August 07, 2017 12:11

BIT training project ramps up

The latest project stage of NVQ BIT training at Groveley is focussing on using tools such as Poka Yoke, Kanban and improved workplace organisation, so Lean manufacturing and design for manufacture are engrained in the workplace culture.

Posted on: July 11, 2017 11:48

Mathematician Max gains experience

Max Nailor – a second year student studying Mathematics at the University of Bristol – has joined us for the summer to gain experience for a potential future career in aerospace engineering.

Posted on: July 04, 2017 11:20

Factory conversion is nearly complete

The expansion of our production area is well under way… once the extra floor space is painted, we’ll be ready to move CNC machines into the new area.

Posted on: May 03, 2017 10:22

Stuart raised nearly £3k in the London Marathon

Groveley’s operations manager Stuart Leaper – along with his wife Nicky – raised almost £2,900 when they ran the London Marathon on Sunday – and it’s all going to benefit Poole Hospital Charity.

Posted on: April 27, 2017 16:50

All-round travel benefits

We are encouraging staff to bike to work – by improving facilities at work with a new changing room and shower room.

Posted on: March 23, 2017 09:16

Stuart picks up the pace

Despite uttering the immortal words: “I’m never doing that again,” Groveley’s operations manager Stuart Leaper is again pounding the streets in preparation for the London Marathon in April.

Posted on: March 06, 2017 15:37

Entry into medical equipment market

The production of high-quality components for a new British client means market entry for Groveley into the medical equipment industry.

Posted on: February 03, 2017 15:10

Solid environmental and quality accreditation

The latest annual external audit of our quality and environmental policy, systems and practice raised no issues, and Groveley has again passed with flying colours.

Posted on: January 30, 2017 13:18

Filtering oil mist for clean air

We have fitted oil mist filtration to our CNC machines in order to capture the mist as it is generated… which protects the environment in a process that requires the least amount of energy to accomplish.

Posted on: January 17, 2017 13:34

BIT makes lean personal

The remaining half of Groveley staff have started Business Improvement Techniques (BIT) training, which means all our staff will be BIT trained by mid-2017.

Posted on: January 03, 2017 11:57

Reduced paper consumption

Groveley’s drive to improve efficiency, reduce costs and work leaner covers every area of our business, so we’re very happy about a recent analysis on paper consumption that has cut costs.

Posted on: December 19, 2016 14:16

Cambridge University lends a hand

Two post-grad students from the Cambridge University Engineering Department have been based with us for a very helpful 2-week project.

Posted on: December 12, 2016 10:21

SC21 silver renewal for 4th time

Groveley’s SC21 Silver accreditation has been renewed for the fourth time – and the process to attain the accreditation is more rigorous because of an inbuilt relationship management module.

Posted on: December 05, 2016 12:09

More production space

We’re increasing the size of our production area by moving our production offices into a new, bigger office suite – freeing up an extra 108 sq metres.

Posted on: November 03, 2016 15:01

IT investment boosts 3D CAD-CAM

A £2.5k IT investment is enabling us to handle 3D modelling and CAD-CAM at the same time, for greater efficiency in preparation and manufacturing.

Posted on: October 10, 2016 14:01

FaroArm helps us maintain on-time delivery and top quality

We have installed a FaroArm portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) – which allows us faster verification of product quality by performing 3D inspections, tool certifications, CAD comparison, dimensional analysis and reverse engineering.

Posted on: October 03, 2016 10:50

Not bad, cod do better…

It may not have been the best fishing ever (let’s blame the wind and tides…), but a great fun day in glorious sunshine! The event was Groveley’s annual staff fishing competition around Poole Bay and harbour, on board charter fishing boat Rocket.

Posted on: August 31, 2016 11:07

Dan completes apprenticeship

Dan Wright has completed his HNC in Production Engineering and four-year apprenticeship with Groveley… and is now employed with us as CNC miller.

Posted on: August 25, 2016 10:15

First class and 3D engineering

Groveley team leader Alistair Wood has qualified from Bournemouth University with a First Class degree in Engineering.

Posted on: August 18, 2016 15:34

Safe, not explosive

As a manufacturer of equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, Groveley complies fully with Directive 2014/34/EU (formerly ATEX) regulations.

Posted on: August 09, 2016 10:07

Great response at Farnborough

Back from Farnborough, we’re following up an excellent mix of enquiries from potential new customers, suppliers and recruits.

Posted on: August 02, 2016 10:02

Great jobs at Groveley

We're recruiting... join our successful company on the beautiful south coast. Email us for details.

Posted on: July 28, 2016 15:24

Sound environment

Our accreditation to environmental management system ISO 14001 since 2011 is a clear statement that environmental impact is constantly measured and improved at Groveley.

Posted on: May 12, 2016 15:00

Stuart raised nearly £2k in London Marathon

Groveley’s operations manager Stuart Leaper raised £1,961 when he ran the London Marathon a couple of weeks ago – and it’s all going to benefit Poole Hospital Charity.

Posted on: May 03, 2016 10:41

SC21 companies now listed

Groveley applauds SC21’s decision to show information of experienced SC21 suppliers in an A–Z list on its website.

Posted on: April 28, 2016 09:37

Project management success

At the end of a pilot Project Management training scheme, five of our staff took examinations and have achieved Prince2 qualifications.

Posted on: March 10, 2016 15:14

Stuart to run London Marathon

Groveley’s operations manager Stuart Leaper is to run the London Marathon in April to raise funds for Poole Hospital Charity.

Posted on: February 25, 2016 15:13

What you really, really want…

We’ve been out and about with customers doing customer perception surveys – because we’re keen to determine what our clients really value, so we can provide best service and sustained continuous improvements for them.

Posted on: December 22, 2015 10:18

Project management pilot scheme

Groveley has been awarded funding for an innovative Project Management pilot scheme – a Government project supported by Airbus via WEAF. The scheme has commenced and will run until late March 2016.

Posted on: December 18, 2015 09:34

A Dorset cuppa for charity

We helped WEAF raise £4K for charity at its gala dinner, thanks to kind support from Dorset Tea which supplied us with a year’s-worth of tea (1,100 tea bags) as a raffle prize.

Posted on: December 01, 2015 13:27

Exploring 3D printing

Two new 3D printers have arrived at Groveley and are undergoing extensive investigation to discover the ways we can improve our services to customers.

Posted on: November 24, 2015 10:07

SC21 Silver: more than customer benefits

Groveley’s SC21 Silver accreditation has meant significant benefits to customers – orders delivered right first time (and on time) every time, for starters – and the company has benefited enormously too.

Posted on: November 19, 2015 10:29

Aerospace: from Spitfire to Airbus

Groveley’s track record with aircraft runs continuously from the 1960s since its early days of machining friction materials and production of aircraft brakes – and our products can be found on the under-carriages and brake systems of aircraft from Spitfires to the Airbus A380!

Posted on: November 10, 2015 11:39

In the press

Groveley MD Peter Bennet is the lead interview in a feature article in Works Management magazine this month called Cheque Mate - exploring the relationships between bank managers and manufacturers.

Posted on: November 04, 2015 16:40

SC21 Silver: how our customers benefit

SC21 Silver acts as an umbrella for our continual improvement programme – ensuring that benefits are maintained and sustained, and yielding prolonged reduction in waste.

Posted on: October 22, 2015 10:24

Environmental improvements keep coming

Groveley’s drive for continuous environmental improvement under ISO 14001 has been boosted with a restructuring of how waste is stored and recycled – which follows hot on the heels of new plant and equipment with added environmental awareness and lower energy use that has reduced our carbon footprint.

Posted on: October 13, 2015 11:07

3D software keeps us lean, effective and fast-moving

We take hold of advanced engineering as it emerges – and our £20k investment in 3D CNC software earlier this year is proving a successful part of our strategy to remain lean, effective and fast-moving.

Posted on: September 30, 2015 12:18

Reducing lead times

A new device could enable us to shorten delivery lead times by speeding up our CNC milling and turning speeds from 5,000 rpm to 36,000 rpm – all powered by the CNC machine’s own high-speed coolant.

Posted on: September 24, 2015 10:25

The best hooker

Groveley’s first annual fishing competition around Poole Bay and harbour – on board charter fishing boat Rocket – was won by CNC team leader Leigh van Eldik.

Posted on: September 17, 2015 15:04

No late deliveries – for three years

Our SC21 Silver accreditation ensures that when we make a claim like that, it’s backed up by customer ratification. And it’s true, in the last three years we haven’t been late on a single job.

Posted on: September 03, 2015 12:06

Where are all the skilled precision engineers?

Right now, Groveley is very keen to locate two new skilled precision engineers to join the team. Our recent £600,000 investment has meant we are faster and more efficient - and instead of a need of machinery being a potential bottleneck, now its a need for more staff.

Posted on: August 26, 2015 16:15

SC21 silver renewal... for the third time

Groveley’s SC21 Silver accreditation has been renewed for the third time… in recognition of its internal process excellence, quality and on-time delivery to the aerospace and defence industries.

Posted on: August 19, 2015 10:11

On your bike!

Groveley is offering its staff tax-free cycles on interest-free loans under the local green transport plan to encourage improved fitness and to reduce pollution and congestion.

Posted on: July 30, 2015 09:10

Engineer of the future?

Meet Luke Weeks, aged 15 – our latest work experience person. We have the distinct impression that he will make a great engineer in the years to come, and we are glad we’ve been able to point him in the right direction.

Posted on: July 22, 2015 12:13

On our way to Farnborough

Groveley is heading to the Farnborough International Airshow again in 2016 (July 11-17) – it’s a major showcase for us to the aerospace world.

Posted on: July 17, 2015 12:43

George raises £450 for charity

Groveley engineer George Marsh cycled 30 miles – involving some serious hills – to raise £452 for prostate cancer research.

Posted on: July 06, 2015 09:51

£20k investment in 3D CAM software

In order to manufacture increasingly complex components, we have made a £20,000 investment in 3D CNC software.

Posted on: June 30, 2015 14:10

Apprenticeships… the way forward

With a distinct lack of available qualified engineers, a proven way of helping ensure our future as a precision engineering company is to take a long-term view and develop our own people.

Posted on: June 15, 2015 10:26

Helping to govern and develop SC21

Groveley MD Peter Bennet has joined the national SC21 Performance, Development and Quality special interest group.

Posted on: June 10, 2015 16:36

Frontline defence

We are exploring the use of custom-made ear defenders for staff members working on on certain machinery. These are strange-looking, special defenders that exactly fit the person’s ear to maximise protection from machinery noise – while allowing them to clearly hear conversation… and they are more comfortable.

Posted on: June 03, 2015 10:28

Major re-investment in new machinery

We have re-invested in additional machinery due to customer demand, particularly from increased work in the aerospace industry and high-value engineering.

Posted on: May 19, 2015 12:44

Re-investment in new machinery and expanded factory

Groveley Precision Engineering has re-invested in new machinery due to increased aerospace and defence contracts, following its award of the SC21 bronze award supplier accreditation.

Posted on: June 25, 2012 13:13

Farnborough International Airshow 2012

In July we exhibited at Farnborough International Airshow as a member of The West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF). A thoroughly enjoyable show, and some very interesting enquiries were made. Thank you to all who took the trouble to come and find us. We look forward to seeing you all at Farnborough in 2014.

Posted on: May 25, 2012 16:25

SC21 Bronze Award

Groveley has achieved the SC21 bronze award by completing the SC21 national aerospace and defence sector improvement programme.

Posted on: May 09, 2012 20:06

Investing for the future

Groveley would like to welcome two new apprentices – Dominic Jennings and Alistair Wood.

Posted on: April 03, 2012 19:42

A new look for Groveley

Groveley Precision Engineering has undergone a rebranding exercise, with a re-fresh of its corporate identity and marketing material, including brochure and website.

Posted on: April 03, 2012 19:40

ISO14001 environmental management system success

Groveley Precision Engineering is proud to announce that they have achieved ISO14001 status. Incorporating it into their existing ISO9001 certified quality system.

Posted on: March 25, 2012 06:31