What we do:
Greenfield Engineering makes products for other companies.
Its products are focused around sheet steel construction and include office furniture, vending machines, shelving systems, lighting units, shop displays, electronics enclosures, to name a few.
Starting from the raw sheet, Greenfield's engineers cut, fold, punch and profile, bend and weld steel into the main components. Then comes coating and painting before the final assembly takes place.
In some cases, the Greenfield team produces a fully finished product in what's called a turnkey project - this means they take a client's idea and turn it into a finished product. In other cases, they'll produce a component which then gets shipped to the client’s assembly facilities.
The company uses the latest computer-controlled machines, but before anything can be made, there is the crucial stage of detailing the design using 3D CAD and production planning.
No matter how high the investment in technology, the ability to understand what machines can do, and how to program them are crucial. Teamwork involving the production engineers and the designers is essential at this stage.
Why we do it:
While the team at Greenfield Engineering may always be working in sheet steel, the projects they get involved in vary considerably; each differing in scale and complexity to keep them on their toes. It's this variety that keeps everyone stimulated.
The products they help build play a valuable part in keeping society working.
You probably don't notice them on a day-to-day basis, but they are in the background ensuring that life functions safely and efficiently.
Seeing a batch of products leave the factory is very satisfying. "We've done our bit for society."
The People who do it:
When tackling complex projects, it is only teamwork that can deliver engineering solutions.
The policy has always been to invest heavily in the newest machinery, but no machine works without being told what to do, and that's where the skills of the team are crucial.
Ongoing training, to make sure everyone is up to date with the latest technologies is available on site or at specialist training courses, and this also encourages personal development.
Into the Future:
The Greenfield business has grown and flourished in the 30 years since it started.
With continued investment in the latest technology along with ongoing training in our people, they believe the company will continue to grow as a business that stands out from the competition.
ISO 9001: 2015 Quality
ISO 14001 Environment
OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety
Zero waste to Landfill