Hermitage Sheet Metal
Hermitage Sheet Metal was founded in January 1965 on the principle of always producing work to a standard of excellence. Although the company has grown significantly since then, this philosophy is still at the heart of the business.
The company is located in a 12,000 square feet purpose built factory equipped with the latest facilities for precision sheet metal work, CAA approved coded welding, CNC machining and alocrom plating. The company also undertake assembly work, painting engraving and silk screening.
Much of production is utilised in the electronics industry in fields such as Aerospace and Defence, Medical, Ultrasonic, Radar and Analytical instrumentation. Customers include BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Ultra Electronics and Grant Instruments and coming from as far afield as Prestwick, Paignton, Weymouth and Bolton as well as exporting to Bulgaria, USA and Malaysia.
CNC machines are installed with capacity to cut and bend up to 2.5metres in length and 5mm thick, punch accurate blanks up to 6mm thick and machine metal billets 700mm x 450mm in size. We can carry out Coded welding on aluminium, mild steel, and stainless steel. We can also cater for light fabrication work up to large stainless steel machine guards and doors.
The machine shop and plating shop enhance the sheet metal side of production by providing a facility for the company to produce its own tooling, jigs and fixtures, and alocrom 1200 or 1000 plate to military standard MIL-DTL-5541F and up to 2 metres long. Hermitage also has a seat in Pro-engineering, which means we now have a scalable product development platform for creating solid and sheet metal components; it can design and manage complex assemblies and weldments, as well as producing fully documented production drawings.
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The commitment to quality is realised with the introduction of a product management system which incorporates a barcode job tracking system and is combined with an ISO9001: 2000 & AS9100B (Aerospace standard) quality management system. Together these systems ensure the smooth running of a job from receipt of quote through to delivery. Hermitage prides itself on a consistent standard of service and quality that will exceed the customer’s expectations.
Hermitage is also signed into SC21 the action plan for 21st century supply chains, and EXOstar that facilitates visibility control and collaboration across a global trading partner network. Hermitage is approved by BAE Systems; Lockheed Martin; Ultra Electronics; Dowding & Mills; Teledyne and many more non-aerospace/defence customers.
- New Plant Machinery - Another New CNC milling machine installed at the end of 2010
- New Inspection Department - A new inspection department with 780 lux lighting is now complete.
- New Dispatch and KanBan Department -A new Dispatch and KanBan department with 550 lux lighting is now complete.
- Apprenticeship Scheme - Our apprentice scheme starts this year with a new one starting in August. Also we have 6 students doing works experience with us this year with one or two of them being offered an apprentice next year.
- SC21 Awards- We are on course to gain a bronze award in SC21 by the second quarter of the year, are assessments start in March.