With a rich history tracing back to 1939, Brown and Holmes has operated throughout decades of industry change and development, all the while growing and adapting to become one of the UK’s best-known workholding and machining companies. Having acquired a second facility within the past two years, as well as new equipment such as powerful 3D printing technology, they are focusing on expanding their horizons and capabilities.
Brown and Holmes offer their expert machining and tool manufacturing services across a diverse variety of markets, including aerospace and automotive, defense, medical, and power generation. Their customers are usually already experts in their field, and come to Brown and Holmes looking to benefit from their years of experience and specialist knowledge.
Kevin Ward, Managing Director of Brown and Holmes, attributes the success of the company to their significant investment in training. Working with the Manufacturing Technology Centre, as well as local colleges, Brown and Holmes regularly takes on apprentices and guides them through every step of the way.
Currently boasting six apprentices - including their first female apprentice - they are committed to instilling a real, working knowledge into every young person they take on, providing them with invaluable on-the-job experience. In fact, Mr. Ward explains, many of the current staff began their careers as apprentices, progressing to become industry experts within Brown and Holmes.
Whilst celebrating their 80th anniversary, Brown and Holmes will be attending the upcoming Made in the Midlands exhibition, and they’ll be bringing along a small robot which will accompany them at their stand.
Anyone looking for a real-life example of just how automation in the machining industry works should pay them a visit at the Made in the Midlands exhibition, and while they’re at it they can learn how Brown and Holmes offer a full-solution approach to their customers, removing the need to deal with several different suppliers.Back