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SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS
Boneham & Turner Celebrates 100 YEARS
NEW MACHINE TOOLS WORTH £700,000 AS COMPANY KEEPS MOVING FORWARD
 Charles and Peter Boneham are celebrat- ing their centenary this year. Boneham and Turner certainly cannot be accused of resting on their laurels.
The company maintains its forward momen- tum by investing in its manufacturing capa- bilities as well as product ranges that are designed to help customers at the leading edge of their industrial and technological sectors.
With strong growth of 40 per cent over the past few years, and a notable 22 per cent increase in business in 2018, the company has recently invested significantly in a num- ber of key areas.
New machine tools worth over £700,000 have been installed and a mezzanine floor has been constructed to increase the store's capacity by 40 per cent.
The business is well on the way to securing AS9100 accreditation which will open new doors and help in driving the company for- ward with its devotion to quality, efficiency and productivity.
HiETA wins rising star award
GTMA supplier HiETA Technologies has been awarded the 2018 TCT Rising Star Award.
The year has seen HiETA transition from pri- marily a research and development company into a highly regarded world-class product development company with an enviable list of blue-chip customers.
Among successful products is its annular heat exchangers which are becoming synonymous to Additive Manufacturing (AM) and have featured on the front of a
number of publications, including TCT magazine.
The heat exchangers are typically 40% smaller and lighter and its turbo machinery can operate at up to 200°C higher than those available elsewhere.
www.hieta.biz
A new SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is about to be launched to dramatically improve company processes and supporting the exceptional service offered to customers.
Overseas, a full production line is being installed at its facility in the USA, aiming to achieve a one-week premium delivery. Boneham and Turner is GTMA’s longest serv-
PRW relaunch in January 2019
Crain Communications has announced it will relaunch its plastics industry publica- tion PRW, Plastics & Rubber World, start- ing in January 2019. Automotive and busi- ness journalist Julian Buckley has been appointed as the publication’s new editor.
The new-look, perfect bound, glossy A4 publication replaces the former PRW journal style tabloid and will initially print six times a year. It will continue to cover a broad range of content focusing on key areas of the plas- tics and rubber industry, together with news and views from leading business figures.
Leading UK plastics industry body the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has confirmed its support for the new publication.
Julian Buckley has been a journalist and magazine editor for over 15 years, writing and editing news articles, features and extended reports on the auto sector.
ing member having joined GTMA shortly after the formation of the Association in 1942.
The Board of Directors and the Staff of the GTMA wish to congratulate Boneham on this achievement and wish them our good wishes for the future and thank them for their dedi- cated support for GTMA over the years.
www.boneham.co.uk
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SAD LOSS OF DAVID COOLE
David Coole, who worked at GTMA sup- plier Playden Tools for 43 years, and was very involved with the GTMA, passed away on September 23 after being in hospital for eight weeks.
His son Martin Coole is the current Managing Director and, in making the announcement, remembers that his father was a Regional Chairman at GTMA for many years and was on the Mould and Die Committee, which he also chaired.
Playden, based in Romford, Essex, has been a member of GTMA since 1969, and designs and manufactures injection mould tools and pressure die-cast dies.
GTMA sends its condolences to friends and family on their sad loss.
   



































































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