Portsmouth’s Excell Metal Spinning completes major expansion programme
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Excell Metal Spinning, a Portsmouth-based manufacturer specialising in the production of asymmetrical metal products and components, has announced the completion of its £250,000 expansion programme.
Established in 2020, Excell has grown from an ‘out-of-toolbox’ workshop to facilities scaling over 15,000 sq. ft in Hilsea, Portsmouth. Included in the expansion, the firm has installed state- of-the- art-machinery and created new jobs, including two new marketing executives, three apprentices and three new machinists.
Of the company’s recent success, Excell Metal Spinning founder Neil Hunt said:
“The significance of the expansion to Excell is very important in the next step to building a fully one-stop shop for engineering products for our customers. The positive increase in demand is very nice to see and allows us to expand and create new jobs and training opportunities. The boost of eight new members of the team is great to see and the machine shop opening is long overdue and can only make us stronger. The biggest improvement I hope to see from the expansion is cutting lead times for our customers by having control of a lot more work and not relying on subcontractors. Of course my expectations for Excell, is to keep growing as a solid engineering company which the foundations are very much in place now.”
Despite surging energy and raw material costs, and the impact of COVID-19 on a global scale, Excell Metal Spinning has seen an unprecedented surge in demand for their services.
In 2020, Excell played a significant role in the supply of components used in the NHS Nightingale hospitals and throughout the year supplied nozzles used for anti-bacterial sprayers for street cleaning seen in Europe.
The introduction of a new machine shop, with machinery including a press brake, milling and turning lathe alongside a laser cutter with German IPG lasers, will mean the Portsmouth manufacturer can continue to meet the increasing global demand.
The additional machine shop is expected to improve services by quickening lead times and improving in-house capabilities for toolmaking. With the support of new machinery, additional services are now being made available including laser cutting that can cut up to thicknesses of 20mm. The expansion will also see a reduction in transportation as Excell is now able to source crucial supplies closer to home.
About Excell Metal Spinning:
Based in Portsmouth, Excell Metal Spinning is one the UK’s fastest-growing metal spinning organisations. Founded in 2000, Excell has produced and distributed over 15 million Asymmetrical, metal components to a wide range of industries including Defence, Oil and Gas, Filtration and HVAC.
Some of its most prominent work can be seen on the Cambridge Clock unveiled by Stephen Hawking, The Globe piece on the William Hill World Darts Championship Trophy, and the finial seen at Woking’s Peace Garden commemorating two dozen Muslim soldiers who died in World War One and World War Two.
Excell featured as a finalist for ‘Supply Chain Excellence’ in 2016 by The Manufacturer MX Awards and was highly commended in the ‘Medium Business of the Year’ category in The News Portsmouth Business Excellence Awards 2021.
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