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Mechanical Engineering Apprentice, Elliot Clark has been awarded Scarborough TEC Apprentice of the Year. Elliot has completed 3 years of his 4-year apprenticeship. The first 3 years has been a combination of learning at Firmac and day release at Scarborough TEC.

 Elliot’s final year will be spent wholly learning in the mechanical engineering team at Firmac. He has progressed from milling and is now CNC milling, forming an integral part of the team which manufacturers world leading duct forming technology.  

 David Elwick, Mechanical Engineering Manager at Firmac praises Elliot’s work ethic. “Eliot joined us as a school leaver. He is talented young man and the award is well deserved. He is punctual, works hard and is keen to learn – everything you want in an engineering apprentice. We are all very proud of him and his achievement.”

 

We are recruiting a CNC EXPERIENCED TURNER to work with state of the art turning centres.  You will be working closely with our Engineering Team, manufacturing roll tooling for cold roll forming. Join a busy team, building world leading sheet metal duct working technology for customers across the world. More details on request This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

We are looking for EXPERIENCED MECHANICAL FITTING ENGINEERS to assemble our world leading sheet metal duct working product range. The role will also involve international travel as you will be servicing equipment for customer located across the world. More details on request This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join a great team at Firmac. We are looking for an experienced DESIGN ENGINEER to work in our design team based at our head offices in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. This is an exciting role where you will be responsible for designing bespoke sheet metal working equipment for clients all over the world. More details on request. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are pleased to announce that we will once again be bringing the latest Firmac technology to EuroBLECH 2020. Along with our Russian agents SVR, we will once again be showcasing the latest developments in duct forming technology at the international sheet metal working conference, EuroBLECH.

We will have knowledgeable duct forming and sheet metal working engineers on our stand who can speak German, Russian and English. Come and hear how the latest innovations in the Firmac range can help improve product quality and speed up production processes.

The international sheet metal working technology exhibition will be held in Hanover, Germany on 27-30 October.

 

A team of colleagues from Firmac and Firth Sheet Metal has completed the Yorkshire-Three Peaks Challenge and raised more than £2030 for St Catherine’s Hospice. The 25-mile route which included Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough was not made easy with torrential rain for most of the day.

The team comprised of Gregg Firth, John Benson, Darren Beck, Mark Breckon, Jay Galinski and Chris Messruther. Organiser John Benson said, “The conditions were really tough but we are delighted with the amount we raised. It was a great team effort in difficult conditions, so we were happy to complete the walk in just under 11 hours, which included a 30-minute break under the Ribblehead Viaduct to shelter from the rain! I’d like to say a very big thank you to everyone who sponsored us, family, friends and suppliers.”

Saint Catherine’s provide care and support at home and in the hospice for adults with a terminal illness, and to their families and friends. Susan Stephenson, communications and marketing manager at Saint Catherine’s, said: “Thank you so much to John and the team for supporting patient care in this way.”

 

Swedish students at Firmac

17 Swedish sixth formers visited local engineering business Firmac and then Scarborough UTC as part of their educational visit to Scarborough on 29th May. The students, from Vilhelm Moberg Sixth Form College in Sweden, are all taking courses in either business, technology or engineering. 

Anna Horling, teacher at Vilhelm Moberg Sixth Form College and trip organiser, explains why the visit to local business is important. “The college brings students to Scarborough every year as part of their last compulsory English course. This gives them experience of communicating in English whilst learning about English culture and everyday life in the UK. We are always thrilled that Firmac welcomes us to their factory. It’s great for the students to see a successful British manufacturing company, exporting all over the world, including Sweden”.

Lewis Firth, Director at Firmac, commented. “This is the third year that we have hosted a visit from Vilhelm Moberg Sixth Form College. 85% of our business is exported worldwide and we work with businesses and partners across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We believe it’s important to encourage and promote British engineering wherever we can, and this is one such opportunity.”

The visit to the town also gave the students the opportunity to see Scarborough UTC, where students combine traditional GCSE and A-Level studies with technical qualifications in engineering and cyber security. Lee Kilgour, the College Principal said, “Our UTC continues to learn from international education providers, such as our Swedish guests and our partnership with the Austrian HTBLVA Ferlac, and it is fantastic to welcome the students from Vilhelm Moberg here today, to show them our amazing facilities.”

Anna concludes, “This visit provided a great opportunity for our technology students to learn about Scarborough’s UTC. In Sweden, like the UK, there is a shortage of engineers and as educators we are looking at ways to address this. It’s very interesting for our students to see how their British peers are being trained and educated to fill this gap.”

If you would like to find out more information about Scarborough UTC then you can contact them via the Principal’s PA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a tour or find out more information on how to apply.

Firmac Ltd, Firth Sheet Metal Ltd and Firmac Engineering Services are celebrating 10 years at Elge House on the Eastfield Industrial Estate, Scarborough. The business was established in 1964 and has enjoyed more than 50 years of continual growth, necessitating several moves until the new 30,000 ft² purpose-built Facilitywas opened on 22ndMay 2009.

Firth Sheet Metal (FSM) are now unrecognisable from the two-man business based in garage forecourt premises in Fridaythorpe village back in 1964, to having a client list that includes leading supermarket chains, international retailers, building contractors and mechanical engineering services. The company also installs “small works” for many of the hotels, restaurants and bars, holiday parks and campsites in the North & East Yorkshire area.

Firmac Ltd. was founded by Colin Firth in 1985, along with brothers Lewis and Brian, in response to the lack of high-quality duct manufacturing machinery available in the market. Firmac is now widely recognised as one of the leading sheet metal ductwork technology companies in the world and exports around 95% of its business to over 50 countries worldwide.

Director Lewis Firth commented, “Elge House has provided Firmac with the space to not only increase productivity but also to innovate. Over the past 10 years we have designed and built cuttingedge machinery incorporatingthe latest robotics and software which provides truly revolutionary fully automated duct forming machinery.”

Complementing the group, Firmac Engineering Services provides comprehensive mechanical design and building services to the retail and commercial sector such as high-end retailers including ASDA, Aldi, Sainsbury’s , John Lewis, Lidl and Tesco.