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So you’re looking for a sheet metalworking company, how do you tell which is the one for you?

They’re all the same after all… aren’t they?

Imagine a sheet metal engineering company without a separate inspection department, where employees don’t have set hours each week or month, where ‘troubled’ teenagers are actively sought as recruits.

People on the shop floor have the same input into the company’s direction as “the management”.

Hold that thought!

Better value for money

Imagine a sheet metal engineering company with a consistently faster turnaround than the others where quality is dependably high.
Where communication is considered crucial, so you always know what’s going on with your job. The computer system that runs the company, the estimating system, the CAD drawings, and the machines are not just integrated. It’s a single program custom-built, specifically for the task, where even the van driver can talk knowledgeably about your job and your requirements.

Believe it or not, both descriptions are of the same company. Dutton Engineering, of Sandy in Bedfordshire, is a sheet metal working company with a creative approach to business.

Following extensive research into several management methods such as Total Quality Management (TQM), Kaizen continuous improvement, Just in Time (JIT ) & Kanban inventory management and Statistical Process Control (SPC), it has developed a unique approach to production processes, participative management and collaboration with customers and suppliers that results in:

• Increased productivity
• Higher quality
• Faster turnaround
• Zero defects

Many companies have dabbled in elements of these methods, but Dutton knows that they are not just theories. Your overriding requirements are quality and speed: by committing TQM and Kaizen, Dutton engineering has proved that they can deliver.

The job can be anything from tunnel roof linings for London Underground, security barriers for the Beijing 2008 Olympics to Aluminium cladding for Heathrow Terminal 5 and ramps used on car transporters.

What’s wrong with the engineering industry?

If you’re reading this, then the chances are that you’re a buyer of engineering services. If so, you’ve almost certainly experienced one or more of the following:

Late deliveries are frustrating if you’re a manufacturer and potentially deal-breaking if you’re supplying those goods to a third party.
Goods that don’t meet the quality standards laid out in your specification or show defects at a later stage.

Lack of communication, especially if things do start to go wrong.
We are often contacted by clients who other manufacturers have let down. Other companies often price match to win potential clients, only to deliver later than promised or reduce their standard to stick to budget and timeline. Here at Dutton, we price our work fairly to keep to your timelines and keep our standards high. If you want to cut out the middle man and save yourself time and money, come straight to Dutton.

Watch our video to discover how Dutton Engineering can work for you.