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Michelle Quinn

Michelle Quinn Joins the Board

August 2018

Michelle Quinn is the latest addition to Almond Engineering's board. She is Almond's first female director bringing a powerful combination of extensive company knowledge, business experience and a young female perspective to the board. Michelle will be responsible for helping to deliver £2 million growth in the next three years. [...] Read more

New machines increase capcity

New machines increase capacity

August 2018

Almond's investment programme sees a range of new machines commissioned over the next month. The machines provide increased capacity including a 4-Axis machine, a second 5-Axis machine and a large bed machining centre to precision mill larger pieces. [...] Read more

New Apprentice Darren Jamieson

New Apprentice Darren Jamieson

August 2018

Almond Engineering continues to invest in local engineering talent. We are proud to introduce Darren Jamieson, our latest apprentice. He will be studying at Edinburgh College while gaining extensive practical precision engineering experience with our state of the art machinery. "I'm looking forward to building my career at Almond," said Darren. [...] Read more

Celebrating Expansion

April 2016

Almond Engineering celebrated its expansion by throwing open its doors. The new premises complementing Almond Engineering's current factory is adjacent to their original building and houses their design and fabrication department. "Our success is not only attributed to our engineering expertise and the talented people we employ [...] Read more

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Almond Continues to Partner Deans Community High School

August 2015

For the second year running, a team from Deans Community High School reached the World Final of the prestigious international F1 in Schools Competition. Almond is proud once again to have provided Design support to the team, also manufacturing components for the students' final design. It is a genuine pleasure to work with the students [...] Read more

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Almond Doubles Factory Space

August 2015

Almond have been operating at full capacity for some time now (and frequently a little beyond full capacity) so have taken the plunge, investing in doubling our factory space. We have now acquired 3b Fleming Road, a mirror image of our present factory in 3a, using the additional space to reorganise the work areas and add new machines [...] Read more

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5 Axis Machining Comes to Almond

August 2015

Almond has recently taken delivery of our first 5 Axis Machine, and after a period of intense training, we are now producing our first parts from this machine. The Hurco VMX42SRTi gives us a big work surface and huge flexibility. This additional capability now allows us to take on more complex jobs [...] Read more

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NEW Hurco 5 Axis VMX42SRTi at Almond Engineering

January 2015

Almond Engineering Ltd are very excited to announce the next phase of our investment within the Milling section. In April we will be taking delivery of a new Hurco 5 Axis VMX42SRTi which has a table size of 1270mm x 610mm. This will enable us to be even more competitive on complex or multiface machined components and give us additional capacity within the CNC section [...] Read more

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New Manual Lathe at Almond Engineering

May 2014

Almond Engineering has just taken delivery of a new Colchester Mascot V2000 manual Lathe. Managing Director Willie Scott commented that 'Even in a factory such as ours, fully equipped with the latest CNC equipment, a high quality manual lathe is invaluable.  Some jobs are simply quicker on a manual and it is great to give our apprentices extensive manual milling and turning [...] Read more

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Investment in Energy Efficient Compressors

May 2014

Following recent investments in additional machining capacity at Almond Engineering, the old compressed air system was beginning to wheeze a little. We therefore installed two Gardner Denver compressors, with the duty machine being variable speed, and a fixed speed machine acting as an assist when demand peaks. [...] Read more

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Deans Community High School

UPDATE: January 2014

Almond Engineering is proud to be working with Deans Community High School and teacher David Dodds to support two teams the school has entered in the F1 for Schools competition. Stephen Burrows (Designer) and Chris Smith (Chairman) recently met both teams to give some support on material selection and designing for manufacture. [...] Read more

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Deans Community High School

August 2013

Deans Community High School has a fantastic Design, Manufacture and Graphics programme, and over the last few years has even equipped an engineering workshop specifically for this purpose. After a recent meeting with Teacher David Dodds, Almond Engineering is delighted to be able to support the school, initially by supplying materials for the students to work with. [...] Read more

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Almond Engineering orders new Mazak

August 2013

We are very excited to have ordered our first multitasking mill/turn machine. The machine - with a maximum machining diameter of 380mm, a turned length of 1.5m and full y axis milling capability - will enable us to be even more competitive on complex or multiface machined components. [...] Read more

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