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PMS Upskilling Employees

Friday, October 20, 2017

Matthew Silvester, Michael Smith and Lee Ambler from PMS Diecasting, recently attended and successfully completed machine training at the Frech Technology Centre in Schorndorf, near Stuttgart in Germany. These three employees were recently selected as the first diecasting operators to receive advanced training as part of the PMS investment in it’s employees to upskill all it’s machine operators to become ‘Diecasting Technicians’.

The week long training course saw the PMS team (Hot Chamber Group) learn about the ins and outs of Frech machines, making good castings, die temperature controls, tool design, use of die-lube spray, fault finding, correct settings, system parameters and injection moulding.

In addition to the advanced training, there was time to socialise at the famous ‘Cannstatter Volksfest’ in Stuttgart!

PMS Diecasting currently has 14 Frech machines used on a daily basis producing millions of quality zinc diecastings every month. Frech is the World’s leading producer of diecasting machines and technology for zinc, magnesium and aluminium.

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Cutlers Pontifex Award

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Luke Scott, Design Manager at PMS Diecasting, has been honoured with the Pontifex Travel Award by the Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers in the City of London under the recommendation of a committee including the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire.

The Pontifex Award is part of the joint education scheme between the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire and the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers which annually distributes prizes and awards for students at Sheffield Hallam University and young managers in the steel industry.

Following an interview before an esteemed panel of Master Cutlers and Braisers, Luke was selected from the finalists and awarded the £1000 travel award.

Luke told us “PMS is investing into a major game saving technology emerging in the diecasting industry allowing our foundry to produce parts more inline with an injection moulding process therefore reducing cycle times, producing higher yield and providing large energy savings. This optimisation of our process will provide huge cost benefits to the business and has a steep learning curve to both design applications and processing procedures.

PMS has also invested in additional four slide machines which offers the possibilities of casting more advanced components critical to PMS Diecasting’s future strategy. I will go out to visit this partner to better understand the machine capabilities and tooling requirements for producing such parts. I will also be travelling to meet our new technology partners in Germany to learn more about our investment with trials beginning in mid-2017.”

If you would like to contact Luke or our team at PMS Diecasting please e-mail media@pmsdiecasting.co.uk

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Calvin Higginbottom receiving award on Luke Scott’s behalf

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Aspiration Day!

Monday, January 23, 2017

The 3rd Aspiration Day at Sheffield Park Academy took place on Friday 20th January 2017. Luke Scott and Calvin Higginbottom were there to represent PMS Diecasting and talk to students about careers in engineering and roles within the manufacturing/diecasting industry.

‘Aspiration Day’ is about showing students the different roles/ jobs and courses that are available to them for when they leave school. Students from Year 7 through to sixth form were able to talk to several local manufacturing industries as well as representatives from universities, the British armed forces, financial services and charities.

Gripple was also in attendance with Ewa Smereka and John Caley not only offering their thoughts and insights into the manufacturing industry and the careers it offers, but were also able to answer many questions from the students on their Gripple products and what they do.

Associate Senior Leader for Pupil Experience at Sheffield Park Academy, Matthew Wainwright, was delighted with the turn out by local industry.

“Please may I take this opportunity to thank you all very much for attending our 3rd Aspiration Day at Sheffield Park Academy. Today has been the biggest and best yet. The initial feedback from students has been fantastic. I know that all of the students really appreciated the time and effort that you have given them today.

Aspiration Day is not a stand-alone event at Park we are continually looking for ways to broaden horizons and inspire young people to look at different employment sectors and roles within them. I look forward to working with you all in the future to develop this further.”

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PMS at Dale Carnegie

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ben Scott from PMS Diecasting and Steve Barrowcliff from GoTools recently successfully completed the Dale Carnegie course: Winning Friends and Influencing People.

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PMS Diecasting strives to send all it’s employees to attend a Dale Carnegie course. Not only does the course strengthen interpersonal relations, help manage stress and handle fast-changing workplace conditions but also helps build communication, creative problem-solving and focused leadership.

Many PMS employees have said what they have learned at ‘Dale Carnegie’ has not only helped them in their work environment but also in their personal lives too.

Congratulations to all the graduates!

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Golden Book Winner!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Liam Sykes, Deputy Shift Leader at PMS Diecasting, has won the Dale Carnegie Golden Book Award for outstanding success, as voted by his fellow course peers.

The Dale Carnegie course, ‘Winning Friends & Influencing People’ took place from the 1st-3rd March 2016. Liam successfully graduated from an intensive 3 day ‘Dale Carnegie’ course at The Met Hotel in Leeds.

In addition to his Dale Carnegie trophy, certificate and pen, PMS will be rewarding his achievement of winning the ‘Golden Book Award’ with £500.

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PMS Diecasting strives to send all it’s employees to attend a Dale Carnegie course. Not only does the course strengthen interpersonal relations, help manage stress and handle fast-changing workplace conditions but also helps build communication, creative problem-solving and focused leadership.

Many PMS employees have said what they have learned at ‘Dale Carnegie’ has not only helped them in their work environment but also in their personal lives too.

Congratulations to all the graduates!

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Hill House Visit

Friday, February 26, 2016

Sean Starbuck, Quality Manager at PMS Diecasting has been giving back to the community by volunteering as a Business Advisor for Young Enterprise.

Hill House Independent Day School from Doncaster, visited PMS Diecasting recently as part of their ‘Young Enterprise’ business programme.

Young Enterprise inspires young people to develop aptitudes and attitudes that they cannot learn from a textbook or traditional academic curriculum and offers a wealth of practical ways to help young people from 4 to 25 get a taste of the world of work and the excitement of running a business…”

“We are putting back into the community and inspiring business entrepreneurs and engineers of the future…” said Sean.

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