Diametric has recently chosen local charity, Bishop’s Waltham Minibus Group, to support during 2019 in its bid to continue to support the local community. Diametric has always been keen to support local organisation and charities, which in more recent years included sponsoring a stall at a St John’s School fair and donating iPads and GoPro … Continue reading “Diametric donate to Bishop’s Waltham Minibus Group”
News & Updates
Diametric is delighted to announce that it has been awarded JLRQ status by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). The award was presented on Wednesday 5th December at Diametric’s Head Office in Swanmore. JLRQ status is the quality trust mark from JLR that shows Diametric’s commitment to quality and to continuous improvement within the company. After five … Continue reading “Diametric Achieves JLRQ Award”
Diametric is delighted to announce that they have won SME of the Year at this year’s Solent Business Awards. Diametric were announced as winners during the awards ceremony held at the Ageas Bowl on the 18th October. Of the six overall nominees in the category, judges were impressed with Diametric’s approach to putting its customers … Continue reading “Diametric wins SME of the Year at 2018 Solent Business Awards”
Diametric is excited to announce that they have been shortlisted in the Owner Managed Business of the Year category at the South Coast Business Awards. The award recognises small to medium sized businesses with: Solid growth and strong financial performance Good understanding of its customer An engaged workforce with effective leadership Continual innovation to support … Continue reading “Diametric Shortlisted for South Coast Business Award”
Over the course of 30 years, we’ve worked hard to establish a global supply chain that’s reliable and trustworthy. It’s taken time, money and a certain element of risk to get where we are today and that’s a story that I’m sure is shared with businesses the world over. But the introduction of Blockchain could … Continue reading “Tricks of the Trade – Is Blockchain the business model of the future?”
The academic year is well underway and it seems timely to look at the role we in industry can play when it comes to encouraging young people into engineering and manufacturing. The emerging skills gap needs addressing, and this puts pressure on education institutions especially when it comes to STEM subjects. There are now more … Continue reading “Engage, educate, engineer – creating the workforce of the future”
It’s great to be working at a time when there are so many innovative applications of interesting materials. At Diametric, we’re in the business of precision and we want to reflect that throughout our work, and we’re constantly looking for new and exciting ways to develop both our expertise and the materials that we use. … Continue reading “Weaving together – inspiration for materials of the future”
Reflecting their commitment to inspire the community around them, Diametric created an interactive and interesting manufacturing experience for local schoolchildren. Taking part in Upham Primary School’s ‘World of Work’ week, they set up several stations so children could have a go at creating their very own badge. They started with a CAD drawing of a … Continue reading “Diametric showcase innovation at Upham Primary School”
There is no doubt artificial intelligence is going to change manufacturing. Automation already is and in amongst the dystopian panic, there are valid concerns around the displacement of the human workforce. Manufacturing is definitely susceptible – a technical feasibility study done by Mckinsey considers that the prevalence of predictable physical work in the industry … Continue reading “Manufacturing harmony: humans and machines in an era of change”
After setting up at breakneck speed, Diametric were ready to greet visitors at the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain. Automechanika took place from 6 – 8 June at the NEC in Birmingham with over 800 exhibitors and around 12,000 visitors over the two days. “We were pleased to be back … Continue reading “Diametric make strong connections at Automechanika 2017”
Reflecting their strong commitment to support innovation, Diametric’s Managing Director Graham Steele took his place judging an ‘open mic’ business pitch at the first ever Venture Fest South. Taking place last Thursday (9 March) at the Winchester Guildhall, VentureFest saw over 500 attendees. The one-day event was aimed at ‘innovators, entrepreneur and investors,’ and there … Continue reading “Diametric take key role on panel at event focused on innovation”
At a time when there is wider uncertainty in the UK, one of the largest trade bodies for the automotive industry has reported on a stellar year for the car manufacturing industry, with production reaching record levels in 2016. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), show that output hit its … Continue reading “Diametric poised for success as UK car manufacturing hits record highs”
Diametric brought some early Christmas cheer to Upham Primary School in December by sponsoring new and exciting technology for pupils across the school to use and enjoy. With the investment, Upham have been able to boost their IT offering and purchase Go-Pro cameras for their Reception class, and mini iPads for all the other year … Continue reading “The spirit of giving: Diametric sponsors new IT equipment for local school”
After setting up at record-breaking speed, Diametric enjoyed a successful year at Advanced Engineering, the UK’s largest gathering of engineering, design and manufacturing professionals. The trade show took place at the NEC Birmingham on the 2 and 3 November, with Diametric being one of 700 exhibiting suppliers and partners. Graham Steele, Managing Director of Diametric … Continue reading “Innovation, inspiration and a bright outlook: Advanced Engineering 2016”
Diametric was in esteemed company at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham, where it shared the limelight with FIA World Endurance Champion, Mark Webber. Diametric, a member of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) attracted purchasing managers and engineers, as well as independent car body delegates, to its stand. Also attending the event was BT … Continue reading “Diametric races to pole position at Automechanika”
Diametric has strengthened its team with a new hire and the promotion of a key member of staff. Anso Dietrichsen has been promoted to marketing executive after four years at Diametric. Anso previously held the roles of account coordinator and assembly coordinator, which has given her a comprehensive knowledge of the manufacturing process complete and puts her in an excellent position to market Diametric’s services to new and existing clients. Anso will now take responsibility for brand management and protecting Diametric’s corporate identity.
Despite the manufacturing industry changing at a rapid pace in response to global competition and shifting marketplace expectations, the south is helping shape a new business model that requires manufacturers to innovate faster than ever to stay competitive.
“The south has more manufacturing companies than any other UK region. Many are smaller, specialist and niche manufacturers, but many are also leading edge and world-beaters.” This was the message from The Business Magazine publisher David Murray welcoming guests to the first Southern Manufacturing 100 dinner, held on February 11 at Oakley Hall Hotel, near Basingstoke.
A jump in demand has helped Britain’s manufacturing businesses to a brighter start than expected in 2016, according to a recent survey. The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to a three-month high of 52.9 in January, up from 52.1 in December, beating forecast for a reading of 51.8. The latest PMI showed factories in the UK increased output at the quickest rate since June 2014, led by consumer and investment goods producers. Markit said UK manufacturing production increased again during January thanks to improved inflows of new work from the domestic market, led by big manufacturers…
Diametric has announced its plans to exhibit at Automechanika, the world leading exhibition for the automotive supply chain and aftermarket, in Birmingham between 7 – 9 June 2016. Following the bespoke badge and label manufacturer’s success at the 2015 Automotive Engineering Show in November, Diametric will showcase its latest products and techniques to automotive industry representatives … Continue reading “Diametric to exhibit at Automechanika”