Fresh aerospace earnings make perfect year for CCR Forming


A Black Country manufacturer is on track for its best year ever after winning a string of new aerospace contracts.

CCR Forming Ltd, a leading manufacturer of precision cold rolled metal rings, has secured agreements to supply high quality engine components to several global Prime and Tier 1 companies, taking sales to £1m by the end of 2022.

The “gains” mark the start of a concerted strategy by the Tipton-based company to unlock opportunities in the sector, a sector desperate to tackle a backlog of orders and volumes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Aerospace customers are looking for greater security of supply and faster delivery times, two attributes on which the family business has built its 42-year reputation.

“Our technical expertise is in high demand from the major aircraft manufacturers and this has seen our turnover accelerate from £700,000 a year to an expected turnover of £1m this year.” explains Paul Harper, Managing Director of CCR Forming Ltd.

“This is just the beginning for us. We believe there are many new opportunities out there and we are investing heavily to ensure we can attract them by delivering premium quality, precision parts, short lead times and on-time delivery performance.”

He continued: “The new branding and renaming as CCR Forming Ltd reflects a more modern approach and we are about to hit the button on a £100,000 investment in an in-house welding shop. This will give us more capacity and agility to handle emergency orders.”

CCR Forming Ltd is a leading manufacturer of precision cold rolled metal rings.  Photo credit: CCR Forming

CCR Forming Ltd is a leading manufacturer of precision cold rolled metal rings. Photo credit: CCR Forming

CCR Forming Ltd, which is AS9100 accredited and holds supplier approvals from Leonardo, Rolls-Royce and ITP, will unveil its new look and range of critical components at the Farnborough International Airshow this month when exhibiting as part of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance cluster (1320 POD 23 HALL 1).

Company experts will be on hand to talk to visitors about its roll forming capabilities, working with material thicknesses from 0.20mm to 4mm.

It can also produce all types of alloys, carbon steels, stainless steels, aluminum and titanium, with the roll forming and circular processes being advantageous compared to more expensive techniques including machined forgings and spinning.

(lr) Craig Fullwood and Paul Harper (both CCR Forming)

(lr) Craig Fullwood and Paul Harper (both CCR Forming). Photo credit: CCR Forming

Craig Fullwood, who joined 2021 as the new operations director, continued: “Farnborough is an excellent place to showcase what we do and gives us the ideal platform to talk to existing and potential customers about how we can solve their pain points, be it part complexity, cost savings or assurance that they receive components when they are needed.

“The process starts with our CAD specialists who can assist with product development, and then we can offer customers access to moulding, tooling, flaring, welding and pressing. It turns out to be a very attractive offer.

Employing 13 people at its Railway Street facility in the Black Country, CCR Forming also serves the HVAC, Telecom, Rail, Renewable Energy and traditional market of Chimney Maker Couplings.

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