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The MAN Group offer precisely toleranced, fully machined and finished aluminium casting from four processes: sand, gravity, high pressure and low pressure aluminium castings. The discipline is carried out by Alucast, one of the group’s founding members.

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The MAN Group boasts one of the largest privately owned subcontract operations in the UK with group member Muller, providing complex, precision machined components.

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A wide range of high-quality contract electronics manufacturing services including surface mount technology, conventional assembly, and testing is available through group member C-MAC SMT.

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MAN manufactures a wide range of electrical, electronic, electro-mechanical and electro-pneumatic control systems and assemblies through PP Control & Automation.

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MAN Group member James Lister & Sons Limited provides all forms of engineering and industrial supplies and tools, lubricants, workwear and PPE, office supplies, hygiene and janitorial products, supported by a full range of stock management services.

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More than 40 years ago, MAN member James Lister & Sons Limited, established its fluid power business, Listerfluidpower. The business is structured to assist customers in every aspect of their fluid power requirements ranging from products, advice, service and maintenance contracts through to 24-hour call out support onsite.

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MAN Group member KimberMills International is a specialist metal forging company, offering forgings, drop forgings, hammer forgings, press forgings and a number of other services closely related.

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MAN Group partner Grove Design offers a wide scope of industrial design services across several industry sectors, ranging from industrial tools and equipment to automotive transmission systems and waste recycling plants.

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MAN Group member Brandauer is one of the largest contract presswork and precision stamping companies in Europe, manufacturing precision metal components for customers around the world.

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MAN Group member Barkley Plastic’s in-house design, tooling and plastic injection moulding expertise provides customers with the peace of mind that their injection moulded products are professionally project managed.

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MAN Group member Lister is a leading provider of tube manipulation services through group company Listertube, providing a full CNC tube manipulation, up to 76mm, and end forming and tube assembly service.

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MAN (Manufacturing Assembly Network) is a collaboration of complementary UK manufacturers and provides a single source engineering and manufacturing solution for customers involved in numerous industry sectors.

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Being part of MAN means a world class commitment to manufacturing excellence, workforce development and responsible business.

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In 2020, the MAN Group launched its Post Covid-19 MANifesto to detail the support the sector needs if it is to recover from the pandemic and restore its position as a manufacturing powerhouse in the 21st century.

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Alucast

Barkley Plastics

Brandauer

C-MAC SMT

Grove Design

James Lister & Sons

KimberMills International

Muller

PP Control & Automation

WMG

Alucast was formed in 1967 and is based in the heart of the West Midlands, offering a single-source manufacturing solution for the supply of fully machined sand, gravity and high-pressure aluminium castings.

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Alucast

Barkley Plastics provide world-class plastic injection moulding, assembly and toolmaking services. Barkley Plastics houses one of the largest tool making facilities in the UK, delivering millions of mouldings every year.

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Barkley Plastics

Brandauer offers the complete range of services required for the supply of pressed metal components: from prototyping, design and in-house tool production to high-quality manufacturing and logistics.

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Brandauer

As specialists in PCB and electronic assembly from design to manufacture, and as one of the UK’s leading electronics manufacturers, C-MAC SMT can produce the highest quality electronic assemblies.

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C-MAC SMT

Grove offers a dedicated multi-disciplinary design office that can work from concept through to definition for manufacture. A state-of-the-art studio combines the latest 3D CAD modeling and analysis with significant production experience.

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Grove Design

Established in 1874, James Lister & Sons is one of the largest independent engineering service and supply companies in the UK. The group capabilities range from sub-contract tube manipulation, and hydraulic and pneumatic solutions.

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James Lister & Sons

Founded in 1946, KimberMills International is a Forging, Machining, Fabrication, Assembly and Presswork company with production facilities across the UK, Poland and India, satisfying both high and low volume demands.

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KimberMills International

The Muller Group of companies is one of the largest privately-owned sub-contract machinists in Europe, providing complex, precision components across a wide range of industry sectors. Muller’s total machining solution is bespoke to customer needs.

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Muller

PP Control & Automation is a strategic outsourcing partner and world leader in the design and manufacture of electrical and electronic control systems and assemblies, cable harnesses and sub contract manufacturing solutions.

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PP Control & Automation

WMG is an international leader in successful collaboration between academia and the private and public sectors, driving innovation in applied science, technology and engineering.

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WMG

MULTIPLE MANUFACTURING DISCIPLINES FROM A SINGLE SOURCE

MAN provides you with a single source engineering solution for any project involving one or more manufacturing disciplines.

By combining world class expertise in every manufacturing service imaginable, MAN has a proven track record of helping you reduce costs, bring new products to market and offer security of supply.

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INNOVATION THROUGH COLLABORATION

This network of manufacturing companies is designed to share technical excellence in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering processes. The group provides a non-competitive environment for member companies to share best practice and create a stronger, combined force when tendering for contracts.

The Group at a glance

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8 specialist manufacturers, 1 engineering design agency and the knowledge transfer of WMG

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15 factories across three continents

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1,750+ skilled employees

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£5m annual spend on new technology

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Award-winning exports, with international sales heading to 35 countries

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10 quality approvals, inc. IATF 16949, UL508, AS9100 and ISO 14001


Alucast casts the dye with new £200,000 investment in testing capability

Alucast, which employs nearly 100 people at its factory in Wednesbury, has secured a number of new wins with major carmakers thanks to its ability to provide simulation, casting, machining and the latest testing facilities.

The Industrial Strategy is dead, long live the…

The Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN) launched its post Covid-19 MANifesto, recently, detailing the support the sector needs if it is going to continue its recovery from the pandemic.

Schools show the ‘need for speed’ at MAN Design & Make Challenge

An East Staffordshire school showcased its engineering excellence last week when it won the main prize for ‘Efficient Design’ at the Manufacturing Assembly Network’s (MAN) Design & Make Challenge.

HIGH PROFILE PROJECTS

MAN has used its manufacturing expertise to have a say on some of the world’s most iconic projects, from supplying heat shields for the Large Hadron Collider that found the god particle, to thousands of baubles for the Winter Olympics chandelier and the caps that held the London 2021 Olympic torch together.

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