Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine Volume 425 - January 2016 - Page 41

MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING BRAFE ENGINEERING pursued a direct approach to bringing on board a new wave of aspiring engineers. “We are taking the necessary steps to succession plan with apprenticeship programmes across the factory and actively recruiting the skills required to satisfy our long term strategic objectives. Technically the industry is ever improving from 3-D printing to 5- axis CNC machining, we keep abreast of these key technological developments to ensure we can react as quickly as possible to the advantages which these technologies can give,” clarifies Dalby. To support the fully in-house service offered onto and into the future, Brafe Engineering is also committed to constantly reviewing, developing and upgrading its manufacturing processes for efficiencies, costs and time. This is further supported by investment into plant and technology, which, combined with the investments made into its people, constitutes the “3-P's”: plant, people and process. “Continually investing in these areas will help to sustain our competitive position going forward,” clarifies Dalby, who is a keen advocate of investment back into the company for the further development of the service on offer. In recent times, Brafe Engineering has supported key clients with a number of major oil and gas projects around the world. Including the Umm lulu development project in Abu Dhabi on which three of the company's major customers were perso