Directors of CSM meet the Work and Pension Secretary Mr Ian Duncan Smith MP

Paul and Lorraine King, Directors of CSM, had the pleasure of meeting the Work & Pension Secretary Mr Ian Duncan Smith MP and being special guest at the hand over of the New Science & Engineering Innovation Centre (SEIC) from Balfour Beatty to Runshaw Collage.

This new £10M extension to the current Euxton Lane campus building, designed to BREEAM Excellent standard, is due to open in September 2016. The SEIC will accommodate up to 400 new students across a wide range of engineering and science courses to complement its current provisions, including apprenticeships at all levels, to career degrees.

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CSM (CHORLEY) Ltd designs and creates bespoke metalwork solutions and has recently won a contract with McDonalds restaurants to create upwards of 600 self-service kiosks to be situated in franchises across the UK.

To support the business’ growth and continuity plans, CSM employs two Apprentices who are completing their Level 2 NVQ in Engineering via Runshaw. Jack Piercy, 17, and Oliver Thorpe, 16, both began working at CSM in November 2015 after leaving school.

CSM’s founder and owner, Paul King, is no stranger to Apprenticeship frameworks: “I started as an Apprentice myself and worked my way up to being a Structural Engineer. I set up the business 24 years ago and now we have 85 staff so I know what can be achieved. We have established ourselves as a niche fabricator and now have high-profile clients such as McDonalds.”

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We are pleased with the installation of the NEW machinery delivered this April 2015, including the Pressbrake, Robotic Welders and Shot Blaster. It means we’re all geared up and ready for orders!

‘Slashing throughput times’

Feature Article in Machinery Market Magazine, Published 12 March 2015

‘CSM Sheet Metal invested in a Salvagnini Panel Bender and it has taken the company to an even higher level of excellence . . .’

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CSM, Chorley, UK, Salvagnini P2Xe 21 panel bender

One of the Northwest largest sheet metal companies, CSM Sheet Metal, installs a Salvagnini P2Xe 21 panel bender.

The Salvagnini machine can process panels up to a maximum of 2180 mm long and form bends up to 165 mm high. The major selling point of the machine is that automatic tool changing means that there is zero set up time. It can be programmed by importing dxf files using offline software or at the machine by entering parameters.

Watch the Salvagnini Video, showing the panel bender machine in operation: ‘The P2Xe compact panel bender automatically produces panels from a punched/cut sheet of metal using a single universal bending tool.’

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