Changes at CB Frost – A Look Back at 2023
As the end of the year approaches, as well as looking forward to the new year, we always like to take the opportunity to look back on the key events of the past year. 2022 was an important year of changes at CB Frost as we entered the electric vehicles market and developed a range of products for the EV/HEV batteries. 2023 also proved to be another eventful year, with an increased number of events to exhibit at, along with welcoming new members to the CB Frost team.
Elliot Beech Joins CB Frost as Sales Engineer
As a company committed to constant growth and development, we were delighted to welcome Elliot Beach to our sales team early this year. With over two decades of sales experience, Elliot has proved to be an excellent fit.
We had been seeking to bolster our sales team for some time, and it had proven quite difficult to find the right person, however, after meeting with Elliot, it was clear that he was the right person.
Success at the Rail Industry Technology Roadshow
In March, the Rail Industry Technology Roadshow returned after a 3 year absence. The event, spanning two weeks and taking place on a travelling, state of the art trailer/exhibition space, included a number of events at rail industry sites around the country.
In addition to closed events specifically for rail industry site staff, this year’s roadshow included open events where members of the public were invited to attend. During a public event at Siemens, Goole, our Business Development Manager Daniel Brock was interviewed on BBC Radio Humberside, which you can read more about here.
Samco 70 Series Beam Press
In the spring, we added a new cutting press to allow us to produce larger gaskets in a shorter time period, allowing us to provide better lead times and pass on savings to our customers.
Introducing the Samco 70 series beam press to our gasket cutting facilities has allowed us to increase our production capacity at all times, providing us with more choice over which cutting press will be used for each production run. With our new press delivering excellent results in lower volumes of larger sized gaskets, our high speed cutting press is available for high volume production runs.
A Lucrative Rail Industry Contract
Successful connections made at this year’s Rail Industry Technology Roadshow directly led to a new £120k manufacturing contract to supply machined parts to a rail OEM.
Having had fruitful experiences at the Rail Industry Technology Roadshow in 2019 and 2023, we are very pleased to be signed up to exhibit again in 2024.
Our New Tool Room
Whilst die cutting is a key part of our business, until this year, our die cutting formers had long been supplied by Flexi-formes. When the ownership of Flexi-formes decided to retire, we took the opportunity to build a tool room on site at CB Frost. In addition to purchasing some of the machinery from Flexi-formes, we also welcomed John Mayo to our team. Having worked for Flexi-formes for over 35 years, John has brought tremendous knowledge and skill in manufacturing cutting formes to suit the wide variety of materials and cutting presses we work with at CB Frost.
By bringing our tooling manufacturing processes in house, we can now deliver even faster lead times for gaskets, washers and other die cut products.
After a fantastic year of changes at CB Frost in 2023, we are now full steam ahead into the future and planning for another fruitful year in 2024. Technologies develop fast and industry trends are always changing, so as always, we will work tirelessly to deliver the best possible products and services to our customers.
To discuss your future products or projects and how we can help you, please do get in touch with our sales team.