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June 2017


40 YEARS IN BUSINESS 40 years in business is an incredible achievement, our history and long-standing industry experience are key elements to our success. The immediacy of our service has contributed to our growth” Martin Baker, Managing Director of TMB Patterns Ltd.

Starting up in June 1977, Bridgwater based TMB Patterns is still owned and managed by Martin Baker. TMB Patterns is a cutting edge thermoforming toolmaker with diversification into sub-contract machining for the nuclear and aerospace sectors. With a multimillion pound turnover employing over 70 highly trained staff many of which are from the local community, servicing a truly international market. With continuing investment in both people and technology; TMB Patterns has grown and developed into a leading company in Thermoforming Packaging. TMB Patterns ethos of quality and precision, has led to the implementation of Quality Management Systems covering ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001:2007 and Environmental ISO 14001:2015 certification, which underpins the company’s commitment to improve systems and processes. In addition,


TMB has also undergone the Fit for Nuclear (F4N) accreditation. With the ever-increasing demands for machines to run both fast and efficiently, tooling is getting larger and more complicated, this has led to major machinery investments including a dedicated Erowa CNC machining cell. This incorporates 4 5-axis CNC machines and a 6-axis EDM machine allowing for lights out engineering. At the beginning of 2017 TMB Patterns invested in 2 new surface grinders with a maximum bed size of 2000 x 1200; which is one of the largest surface grinders in the UK. These new surface grinders will be complemented by the introduction of a new Grob G750 horizontal 5 axis CNC machine, the first and largest machine that Grob have supplied into England, with a working area Ø1200 x 930. This machine will be delivered and commissioned in September 2017.

As the company looks to the future TMB Patterns is aware of the importance of keeping and developing the skills of its workforce. By working with the local college, TMB Patterns continues to train and develop via the apprenticeship scheme. This along with continued investment, TMB Patterns is still actively looking to be innovative and maintain its position within a thriving but competitive market for the next 40 years. www.tmb-patterns.co.uk

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Engineering Update - June 2017  

Engineering Update - June 2017