News

Multex’s New BDM

Mark McLachlan has joined Multex as their new Business Development Manager. Mark joins Multex with an extensive track record in the electronics industry. He began his career as a Test Engineer before moving to a service role and then into the design and manufacturing of advanced electronic equipment. This breadth of experience means Mark is […]

Tackling the Engineering Skills Shortage

It’s widely recognised across the engineering sector that there has been a skills shortage that has been continuing to grow over the last five years. Last Year the Government declared 2018 as the ‘Year of Engineering’ in an effort to promote the sector and highlight the problem, but more needs to be done at grass […]

Building for the future

In our last newsletter we discussed the skills shortage our industry is facing. Almond continues to expand and is meeting the skills shortage challenges to invest in our future by training a strong team. We have developed close links with Deans Community High school. This was originally founded on their F1 challenge adventures. This year […]

Willie Scott retires

Willie is one of the founder members of Almond Engineering having been with the company since day one in 1979. Starting on the tools as a ‘fresh-faced young Laddie’, Willie progressed to Director, then Managing Director and eventually owner before selling the business in 2008. Willie has been a massive presence at Almond for 40 […]

Almond buys Multex engineering business

Almond Engineering Limited is delighted to announce that we have acquired the Trade and Assets of Multex Limited’s Engineering business. Established in 1991, Multex is a high quality engineering company which designs and manufactures test equipment for electronic circuit boards. With a strong reputation, and a wide customer base across the UK and internationally, Multex […]

Brexit: Almond’s message to politicians

Almond Engineering’s Managing Director tells government to “Grow up and stop playing politics” in relation to Brexit as UK businesses lose patience with no deal scenarios and constant delays.

Machining Capability increases at Almond

Almond continues to invest in the latest technology to ensure their precision engineering capabilities are state of the art. The latest two new machines to join the growing arsenal at Almond’s disposal is a Hurco 3 axis machining centre and a Mazak compact Quick Turn mill/turn machine. These have been commissioned this month complementing the […]

Almond Engineering comes Highly Commended

Almond Engineering received a Highly Commended award in this year’s West Lothian Chambers Business Excellence Awards. In the hotly contended Best Business category, that celebrates local businesses which have demonstrated continued true excellence, Almond Engineering’s Willie Scott collected the Highly Commended award from Ashwood Scotland’s Managing Director Archie Meikle, who sponsored the award. “I was […]

Michelle Quinn wins Business Award

Michelle Quinn, Almond Engineering’s most recent Director, has been awarded the Shona Sibbald Woman in Business Award. The award recognises the hard work and achievements of women across West Lothian. Michelle collected the award at West Lothian Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence awards presentation ceremony. It celebrates Michelle’s hard work, dedication, and achievements, joining Almond […]

New Apprentice Darren Jamieson

Almond Engineering continues to invest in local engineering talent. We are proud to introduce Darren Jamieson, our latest apprentice. He will be studying at Edinburgh College while gaining extensive practical precision engineering experience with our state of the art machinery. “I’m looking forward to building my career at Almond,” said Darren. Investing in a talented […]

New machines increase capacity

Almond’s investment programme sees a range of new machines commissioned over the next month. The machines provide increased capacity including a 4-Axis machine, a second 5-Axis machine and a large bed machining centre to precision mill larger pieces. Over the next four weeks Almond’s factory will become home to the latest sophisticated machining centres from […]

Michelle Quinn Joins the Board

Michelle Quinn is the latest addition to Almond Engineering’s board. She is Almond’s first female director bringing a powerful combination of extensive company knowledge, business experience and a young female perspective to the board. Michelle will be responsible for helping to deliver £2 million growth in the next three years. Michelle joined Almond after leaving […]

Celebrating Expansion

Almond Engineering celebrated its expansion by throwing open its doors. The new premises complementing Almond Engineering’s current factory is adjacent to their original building and houses their design and fabrication department. “Our success is not only attributed to our engineering expertise and the talented people we employ, but the support we get from our partners. […]

5 Axis Machining Comes to Almond

Almond has recently taken delivery of our first 5 Axis Machine, and after a period of intense training, we are now producing our first parts from this machine. The Hurco VMX42SRTi gives us a big work surface and huge flexibility. This additional capability now allows us to take on more complex jobs, and also reduces the delivery times […]

Almond Doubles Factory Space

Almond have been operating at full capacity for some time now (and frequently a little beyond full capacity) so have taken the plunge, investing in doubling our factory space. We have now acquired 3b Fleming Road, a mirror image of our present factory in 3a, using the additional space to reorganise the work areas and […]

Almond Continues to Partner Deans Community High School

For the second year running, a team from Deans Community High School reached the World Final of the prestigious international F1 in Schools Competition. Almond is proud once again to have provided Design support to the team, also manufacturing components for the students’ final design. It is a genuine pleasure to work with the students […]

NEW Hurco 5 Axis VMX42SRTi at Almond Engineering

Almond Engineering Ltd are very excited to announce the next phase of our investment within the Milling section. In April we will be taking delivery of a new Hurco 5 Axis VMX42SRTi which has a table size of 1270mm x 610mm. This will enable us to be even more competitive on complex or multiface machined […]

Investment in Energy Efficient Compressors

Following recent investments in additional machining capacity at Almond Engineering, the old compressed air system was beginning to wheeze a little. We therefore installed two Gardner Denver compressors, with the duty machine being variable speed, and a fixed speed machine acting as an assist when demand peaks. The new machines have several advantages beyond reliability […]

New Manual Lathe at Almond Engineering

Almond Engineering has just taken delivery of a new Colchester Mascot V2000 manual Lathe. Managing Director Willie Scott commented that ‘Even in a factory such as ours, fully equipped with the latest CNC equipment, a high quality manual lathe is invaluable. Some jobs are simply quicker on a manual and it is great to give […]

Deans Community High School

Almond Engineering is proud to be working with Deans Community High School and teacher David Dodds to support two teams the school has entered in the F1 for Schools competition. Stephen Burrows (Designer) and Chris Smith (Chairman) recently met both teams to give some support on material selection and designing for manufacture. Almond Engineering will […]