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Dale Carnegie Successes!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pete Wright, Accountant and Damian Hawkshaw, Quality Control Engineer from PMS Diecasting, have both successfully graduated from an intensive 3 day Dale Carnegie course at Holiday Inn, Media City in Salford, Manchester.


The Dale Carnegie Immersion Seminar, took place on 20th – 22nd October 2015.

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 guys!

“The Dale Carnegie Course has helped me get out of a mental rut and improved my confidence. I am looking forward to reading all the books provided and won on the course…”
Damian Hawkshaw, Quality Control Engineer, PMS Diecasting Ltd.

“The Dale Carnegie course really challenged me and was definitely out of my comfort zone. It was like no other course I’ve been on, but in a good way!..”
Peter Wright, Accountant, PMS Diecasting Ltd.

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About Dale Carnegie

Dale Harbison Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today. He also wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), Lincoln the Unknown (1932), and several other books.

One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people’s behaviour by changing one’s behaviour toward them.

The Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Speaking and Human Relations is a learn-by-doing based program for individuals based on Dale Carnegie’s teachings. It was founded in 1912 and is represented in more than 90 countries. More than 8 million people have completed Dale Carnegie Training.

Since its founding Dale Carnegie Training has expanded into sales training, leadership training, presentations training, and most recently customized corporate solutions.

The flagship program is the Dale Carnegie Course which is offered at all locations around the globe.

Grown with Gripples

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Steel City Wine has recently won a top wine award in it’s second year of wine production thanks to Gripple, PMS Diecasting, sponsors and volunteers at Whirlow Hall Farm Trust. The Vineyard is the highest in the UK at 860 ft above sea level and the only wine in the UK produced by a charity.

The judges on the panel of UK Vineyards Association described it as tasting of “wild strawberries and lively red fruits that produced a wine of good length”.


The story started in 2010 as a fundraising venture when Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, which works with inner city children and young people with special needs or disabilities, planted 82 rows of vines in partnership with Gripple Ltd who donated all tensioners, wires, ground anchors and posts needed to grow the vines on and fencing to protect the growing vines from sheep.

Click here to see Gripple’s range of vineyard & orchard products (All diecasting by PMS Diecasting Ltd.)

PMS Diecasting were proud to have diecast ALL these products for Gripple and Richard Moore, worked as a volunteer on the project and oversaw the planting and planning, which included soil analysis, selecting grape varieties, ground preparation, fertilization and coordinating contractors.

“The wooden end posts were held into the ground with ground anchor 3’s and rope lanyards. The main wires that hold the grapes were tensioned with Gripple mediums and the fence around the vineyard was held together with T-clips, Gripple Mediums and Gripple barbed wire connectors..” said Richard.

“The process of planting over 3000 vines, placing rabbit guards at the bottom of each vine, adding support canes, and putting the wire up was a mammoth exercise and took a week with the help of 30 volunteers and contractors.”

Vineyard founder Hugh Facey said: “It’s a tremendous achievement to receive this honour in only our second year of producing wine..” Read more..


Rumbling on the Rosler

Friday, October 23, 2015

Our new Rosler disc rumbler is being commissioned with great results. Initial tests show a very quick rumbling process with 100% separation of customer product from overspills.

The compact machine is easy to use and looks amazing running with a silver vortex of parts!

High-energy disc machines offer an efficient alternative to conventional vibratory machines, providing performance levels of up to 10 to 30 times higher than conventional vibratory equipment

For more information on the systems we use CLICK HERE

GLIDE at Automechanika

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Automechanika is the world’s leading international trade fair brand. The Automechanika brand is backed worldwide by around 16,000 exhibitors, 600,000 trade visitors and a network of around 120 trade associations and for the first time it is coming to the UK and PMS Diecasting will be there!

The very best manufacturing businesses in South Yorkshire will be joining together on the GLIDE stand to showcase Bespoke Industrial Automation, Precision Diecast and Mould Tooling, 3D Laser Scanning & Reverse Engineering, Zinc Diecasting and Returnable Transit Packaging Solutions – a complete one-stop solution for manufacturing!

Gripple Automation | PMS Diecasting | Loadhog | GoTools | Laser Scanning

Automechanika Birmingham runs from the 7-9th June, 2016. Occupying Hall 9 of the NEC Birmingham, and organised in association with the SMMT, this annual trade event recognises the strength of the UK Automotive sector, and offers a trusted platform for the UK automotive supply chain and aftermarket suppliers.

It will bring together an international and domestic array of exhibitors from the recognised product groupings of the Automechanika brand with the growing UK supply chain and aftermarket community.

“This is the first event in the company’s successful history of international development to be held by Messe Frankfurt in the United Kingdom. We have conducted extensive research at our Frankfurt show, which informed us that there was a huge appetite for an event which focuses on the buoyant UK automotive sector. In the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) we have a strong supporter to help us deliver an exceptional event.” said Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board, Messe Frankfurt.

For more information on Automechanika Birmingham 2016 CLICK HERE

EcoPlat Robopac

Thursday, October 15, 2015

We stack and wrap a lot of zinc products, before we send them out to you here at PMS Diecasting.

To make things quicker, easier and quieter, we recently invested in an automatic stretch pallet wrapping machine called the EcoPlat Robopac.

The EcoPlat Robopac works on an automatic turntable system with a control panel which allows you to easily set all the functions of the cycle through the use of electromechanical buttons.

There is also a spool carriage with mechanical brake on a return roller with manual stretch setting and a brake engagement/release device to facilitate hooking the film to the base of the pallet.


Tooling Fund Still Open

Monday, October 12, 2015

The £24m Tooling Funding Programme has been created to help toolmakers and component manufacturers fund the design, development and manufacture of tooling or the expansion of tooling capacity. It is open to manufacturing companies seeking a loan of £50,000 to £1m, although funding requests in excess of this will be considered by exception.

Key requirements for applicants:
1.That they have had difficulty in securing the required level of funding.
2.That the final manufacture of the tooling and components will be located in England.
3.That new jobs will be created and or safeguarded by the toolmaker and component manufacturer.
4.Supported by confirmed tooling order(s).

For further info on the ‘Tooling Fund’ and how to apply CLICK HERE
Ask questions and get a quote on your tooling CLICK HERE
To ask questions and get a quote on your zinc diecasting CLICK HERE


Marathon Fundraisers

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Carolyn Ekins from PMS Diecasting and her daughter Jess, successfully completed the Race for Life Marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK at the weekend.

The event took place at Lee Valley Park in London on Sunday October 4th and saw over 3500 women compete in the first ever Women’s Marathon in the UK as well as half-marathon, 10k and 5k races.


“Completing the Marathon was a real challenge, probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life” said Carolyn. “My daughter and I couldn’t help but be inspired by the amazing women and volunteers we met on the day and by the support and encouragement we received not only at the event but also from friends, family and colleagues at PMS Diecasting. Donations from people at PMS, Laser Scanning and GoTools came in thick and fast and every single pound helped. Coupled with our fundraising cupcake sale at work and donations from friends and family we have now raised over £400.”


“I’d recommend anyone to take on a personal challenge and push themselves, you really never know what you are capable of until you try. We both worked really hard for this day but being a large lady I doubted my capability but being cheered on during the final run in to the finishing line and being presented a medal really boosted my personal confidence. It was the best last place of my entire life!”

Jessica and Carolyn’s fundraising page for Cancer Research UK remains up for another month and is still open for donations. CLICK HERE #pinkarmy

Luke Hardwick Trophy

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The ‘Luke Hardwick 6-A-Side Memorial Trophy’ took place on the afternoon of Friday the 26th September at the Pitz Football Arena in Sheffield.

The event, in memorial to Luke Hardwick who tragically lost his life in a car accident, saw several teams from GLIDE inc. PMS Diecasting, Loadhog, and Laser Scanning, play off against each other to raise awareness of Brake, the road safety charity.

At one stage PMS brought on super-sub Óskar Sölvason, who with beginners luck put one in the back of the net with his first touch. “Normally he can’t hit a cows a**e with a cricket bat” exclaimed one of the astounded players.

The overall winning team and winner of the Luke Hardwick Memorial Trophy for 2015 came from Loadhog.

Sy Hardwick, Machine Setter at PMS Diecasting and older brother of Luke said.. ” Just want to say the biggest thank you to every one that came and played or even watched, it means so much boys! Kyle Frier, Danny Burrell, Ben Scott, Dave Ford, Ronalds Rubenis, Óskar Sölvason, Rob Jefferson, Pete Wright, Luke, Keiran, Toby, Matt and Richard thank you…would also like to say an extra thank to our referees Craig Reading and Darryl Gregory Ford. Proppa good lads thank you! To Luke Hardwick loved and remembered every day!”

Download the original full-size photos – CLICK HERE (will be deleted 7th October)

Loadhog was the overall winning team!


Overhead Crane Installation

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A 15 metre beam weighing 4 tons is in its final resting place to complete the overhead crane installation as part of ‘Project Springboard’.

“The operation took nearly 1.5 hrs trying millimetre by millimetre to get the beam parallel and at the right height with a few heart stopping moments” said Dave Bramhall, Production Engineer at PMS Diecasting.




Project ‘Springboard’ at PMS.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Yesterday ‘Project Springboard’ took another step forward when our new overhead crane arrived in preparation for the new production hall at PMS Diecasting.

Richard Moore, Commercial Director/ General Manager, said “this is the 1st step in an exciting development which will give us the capability to increase our output here at PMS Diecasting”.



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