Providing for Good Shepherd Ministry

Along with other suppliers, Lordgate Engineering were delighted to be invited by Alstom Transport to support them in the refurbishment of kitchens in the Good Shepherd Ministry in Wolverhampton by manufacturing and supplying a stainless steel work surface for the preparation of food. The Good Shepherd Ministry mission is to provide immediate (short-term) assistance to those in need, primarily by distributing food parcels three days a week to anyone in need but also offering sleeping bags, toiletries, and emergency items when needed. Everyone at Lordgate would like to send their best wishes to all the volunteers who offer their time to the charity, we hope that our small contribution helps you in your efforts....
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Safety Critical Welding Certification

Safety Critical Welding; BS EN 15085-2, Class 1 Following a recent audit by TWI, assessing our welding quality management system we are proud to announce that we have successfully been re-issued with continued certification for safety critical welding of railway vehicles in accordance with BS EN 15085-2 at Class 1 level. As part of our assessment we identified that the field of application was not a clear representation of our capabilities and as such this has now been updated to be: "Design and manufacture of components for internal and external application, fabrication and welding of stainless steel, carbon steel, and aluminium structures, new build, rebuild and repair, with design." Our welding operations are a core part of Lordgate's business and certification to BS EN 15085-2 provides us the ability to weld components that our competitors cannot. We would like to thank all those involved in the audit, and in the continued maintenance of Lordgate's welding quality management system.  The expertise and effort provided is invaluable...
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Furthering the Project Engineering Team

Project Engineering is a crucial part of Lordgate's operations; responsible for making sure production is on track, and for keeping customers informed at all times, our Projects Team is a huge asset to the business. With such an important function of the business it's fantastic when our employees take steps toward improving their knowledge and skill set so we're pleased congratulate Alicja Gumiennik on completing the PRINCE2 Foundation 2009 course. Alicja is currently assisting the Projects Team as a Project Coordinator, helping to monitor and control existing projects, the most demanding of which being a large contract with Hitachi. Following on from the foundation course, Alicja has already started working on the next stage; PRINCE2 Practitioner 2009 which will be a great benefit.  The additional skills and knowledge, combined with growing experience in a working environment will be invaluable. A huge well done goes to you Alicja!...
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Capacity Increases for the New Year

Capacity increases with the addition of a new CNC Machine Now that 2017 has drawn to a close we find ourselves welcoming not only the new year, but new machinery that will increase our capacity too! Our Machining Section has had a new CNC Milling Machine Centre installed over the Christmas Break which is now up and running. The newly installed Cincinnati Milacron Arrow 750 is currently assisting with increased production demands for one of our larger scale projects. In the future this machine will take on the  smaller project demands in order to reduce changeover requirements, the result will be that larger project demand can be more efficiently planned, and for longer periods of time. We're looking forward to another highly productive 2018, and wish everyone a happy new year!...
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Merry Christmas

As the festive season is well and truly upon us we wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We will be shutting down operations for a little while so that all our employees can enjoy the festive cheer.  The factory will be closing on Friday 22nd December 2017 and re-opening in the new year on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. From all of us at Lordgate we wish everyone a wonderful time over Christmas and hope that 2018 will bring you success and happiness. See you in the new year....
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Bookkeeping Congratulations

At Lordgate we love when our employees drive themselves forward and achieve greater things.  So today we're pleased to congratulate Robyn Seymour on passing the first of two bookkeeping exams. Not only does Robyn spend time arranging fund raising activities for the company, she's been studying hard for a Level 2 qualification in Bookkeeping & Accounts at Cambridge Regional College. The first exam concentrated on Transactions, and the second exam will be in March next year, followed by more study about Computerised Accounts. Robyn's not planning on stopping at Level 2, she already has plans to continue with the level 3 qualification, further building her knowledge and skills around Bookkeeping & Accounts. Well done on passing your first exam Robyn, keep us posted with how the rest of the course goes!...
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ISO 9001:2015 Certified

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems.  In 2015 it received a major review and update that has required many businesses to modify their quality management system. Since the 2015 update Lordgate have been working hard, with assistance from BSI to meet the transition requirements.  And following a programme of transition audits we have now been fully certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015.   What's changed for us? Whilst our core operations haven't changed, we've made improvements across the board and altered the way we think about certain aspects of our business. Planning is a key area that's undergone improvements.  We've adapted our processes to consider an extended range of interested parties when analysing potential risks.  This means we're now looking at a much broader spectrum including supply chain in addition to our customers, employees and relevant regulatory bodies. We are now putting more resource into identifying potential risks in all aspects of the business, especially in the planning stages allowing us to...
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Welcoming the new intern…

WELCOME! Today we have the pleasure of welcoming a new member to our team as an intern. Roshan is studying a degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Kent and has agreed to spend his placement year with us, learning what it’s like in a working engineering environment. Whilst he’s here Roshan will be experiencing each department to get a full picture of what goes on at Lordgate, learning about Project Engineering, Manufacturing, Materials & Supply Chain, Assembly, Inspection, and Quality Assurance among other areas. To start with though, we’ve entrusted Roshan into the care of our Design Engineer who will be keeping him busy with our current design work and showing him what’s involved with putting together a working design that meets both customer, and regulatory requirements. We trust that Roshan will have a great time here at Lordgate and hope that the next 10 months will be a great insight into the Engineering World....
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New Website Launch

As a regular visitor (and I’m sure you are a regular visitor!) to Lordgate’s website you may have noticed some changes around here. And if you’re not a regular visitor then you can take my word for it, there have been some changes. We here at Lordgate recognised that our website was a little clunky to use on modern day computing devices, and it didn’t hold a particularly detailed set of information about what we do.  With that in mind, we thought it best to bring it up to date with today's standards. So What's Changed? The new site has been a long time in development, and has been undergoing some initial live testing but we are now proud to announce its official launch. Firstly, we've made the site easier to navigate.  Our home page gives an at-a-glance set of information and you can now easily access any page using the menu at the top of the page. Most importantly though, the content has been updated.  Have...
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