Published - 15th Jul 2019
NC Precision Ltd is celebrating 20 years in business!! Who would have thought that on this same day 20 years later England would finally win the Cricket World Cup, Lewis Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix for a record 6th time and Djokovic v Federer would be the longest men’s singles Wimbledon final of all time and incidentally the 15th Anniversary of Ian meeting Mandy (now his wife)….
The company was founded by Managing Director, Ian Gaskell on 14th July 1999. Ian has been involved in engineering since the age of 13 and served his apprenticeship immediately he left school. However before settling into life as an engineer he tried out other occupations such as tree surgery and building work but very quickly decided that his heart and interest definitely lay in the Engineering industry so he went to work for a local engineering company. Quite some time later Ian bought a second hand Sliding Head CNC machine tool that he saw at an auction and thought he could use it to make turned parts in his spare time just for a bit of ‘beer money’ ! This machine was capable of producing components upto 10mm Dia. However it immediately became clear that there was a real need for a specialist Sliding Head miniature machining service so he decided to go for it and very quickly found himself needing to purchase another machine. This then led to him employing his first member of staff. This was quickly followed by buying yet another machine tool and taking on another employee. Over the next few years NC Precision invested in more equipment, more staff and more machine tools. Mandy Gaskell joined the company in 2008 and brought with her a fresh approach to Sales & Marketing. Today NC Precision has 6 CNC Sliding Head machine tools, a magnetic deburring machine, a lapping machine, various ancillary measuring equipment as well as 9 highly skilled staff.
Ian said “Twenty years in business is a massive achievement for anyone, but I think in this industry it’s definitely something to celebrate. Over the past 20 years there have been huge changes within the industry, housing crashes, recessions and also the Brexit debacle. However there have also been boom times as well as enormous advances in technology and I think it’s equally important that we recognise and acknowledge the hard work of everyone who has been involved in the success of the company. Without them we wouldn’t be where we are today”.
NC Precision Ltd is recognised as a leading Sub Contract CNC Sliding Head machine shop specialising in producing multi-featured, highly complex components in low to medium batch runs. With the lapping machine, magnetic deburring machine and an approved supplier base for heat treatment, grinding, anodising and electroplating NC Precision can offer a ‘one stop’ CNC machining service to customers across all industry sectors including Oil & Gas, Motor Sport, Aerospace, Medical, Transportation and Scientific with deliveries to local, national & international clients.