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Celebrating engineering automation for World Engineering Day

March 4, 2024

Celebrating engineering automation for World Engineering Day

This year’s World Engineering Day theme is Engineering Solutions for a sustainable world, and so we decided to delve deeper into the world of door engineering at Bradbury Group.

Day-to-day engineering

The daily workload for Bradbury Group’s engineering team is a busy one! The team designs and processes steel and aluminium doors every day, focussed on various aspects of design and tooling. As the company continues to grow, sustainable long-term solutions will become paramount, and the team are now looking to automation technology to support our journey.

Sustainable automation

On the agenda for the engineering team is the automation of various processes, such as machine tooling. These projects will provide long term sustainability through seamless engineering, allowing Bradbury Group to focus on value added product improvements and development.

Andy Edser, Technical Director for Bradbury Group commented “We are focussed on improving automation within our team, to ensure the customer receives their doors as quickly as possible, right first time and without too much human intervention. This level of development will ensure the team can focus on improving our existing products, and developing new door ranges in line with market demands.”

Investing in the future of engineering

Not only is automation high on the agenda for our engineering department, but the future of our engineering team is also at the forefront. We are proud of our investment in our apprentices, and the engineering scheme is no exception. With two apprentices within the team, taking on Product Design and Development Engineering Degrees at Sheffield Hallam University, the focus is on securing the group’s future as leading steel door engineers and manufacturers. Read the recent article on the apprentices successes here:

“Will and Bailey are a great asset to the engineering team” says Andy. “They support what is often a busy and challenged team with everything, from projects to door processing. I am proud to have such committed apprentices on our team”.


Upskilling & investing in engineering

Alongside our investment in our future Engineering stars, we are investing heavily in our experienced engineering people.

Andy has recently taken responsibility for the engineering team and processes. With over 20 years’ experience in steel doors, the knowledge he has for the role is unrivalled. Moreover, Bradbury Group has recently welcomed Lee Myton as Design Team Leader, and we will welcome a Manufacturing Engineer in the coming weeks, a new role for the group. These new roles will strengthen the overall engineering function, creating long-term sustainability as the group grows.

A focus on QHSE

With automation, growth and, a right first-time mindset a priority for the group, we are excited to have recently welcomed Leigh Critchley to the group, as QHSE Manager. Leigh is focussed on improving processes, from sales and engineering, to operational areas such as paintline and finishing. In his short time with Bradbury Group, Leigh has elevated the paintline into achieving over 80% efficiency, and significantly reduced errors across the group.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new people to the Bradbury team! Keep an eye on Bradbury Group in the coming months for further updates on our engineering, projects and sustainability!



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