In June 2020, Broanmain Plastics joined the Gauge & Toolmakers Association (GTMA) to showcase our toolmaking expertise, how we design and uphold British engineering standards and manufacture master tools that are fit for purpose.

Having managed well-over 200 bespoke tool projects on behalf of our customers, overseeing everything from concept to validation, our GTMA membership further solidifies Broanmain’s expertise and investment in our dedicated Dorking-based tooling workshop managed by Kamil Stec.

Managing Director Jo Davis, comments: “We are delighted to join this influential engineering group of likeminded industry experts. The current pandemic combined with Brexit has highlighted a number of vulnerabilities in product prototyping and UK manufacturing supply chains. In the last 18-months, Broanmain has observed a heightened trend towards reshoring both the production of components, driven by real-time manufacturing, and the end-to-end management of tooling projects.”

Broanmain is a huge advocate of protecting the technical nature of British toolmaking. “Very often, manufacturers face a choice – compromise on quality, or compromise on speed. Both instances usually result in a tool that’s not fit for purpose,” notes Jo.

GTMA CEO Julia Moore commented: “Since meeting with Broanmain at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2020, UK reshoring developments have rallied further. For a large majority, improved quality is often cited as the primary reason. But the global pandemic has now accelerated demands due to supply chain vulnerabilities. Our reshoring tool helps to connect manufacturers with trusted UK suppliers.”

Take a quick tour of our updated tool workshop in Dorking. Manager Kamil Stec walks you around the technology and how customers are using it to optimise the production of technical components.