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Dale Carnegie Success!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Danny Wainwright, Tomasz Wasilewski and Artur Baltrukiewicz have successfully completed an intensive 3 day, Dale Carnegie course at The Met Hotel in Leeds.

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!

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.

PMS Diecasting AGM

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The PMS Diecasting Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday April 23, 2015. The room was full, it was a great turnout.

Gordon reviewed the performance of the employee owned company throughout 2014/2015, minutes were passed from the last meeting and employees were presented with 5 Year Long Service and GLIDE Awards.

Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet which included homemade flans, lemon cheesecake and chocolate cake.

Click here to find out more about Employee Ownership.

To see all 38 photos of the day go to our Facebook page by clicking here

Welcome Ben Scott.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ben Scott has recently joined PMS Diecasting as a ‘General Operator’.

Ben is 23 and lives in Rawmarsh near Rotherham with his parents and his two dogs Archie and Bobby. He is a big Ice Hockey fan supporting Sheffield Steelers and supports Leeds United football team too.

Ben’s dogs, Archie and Bobby.

His first full time job since college was with SP Containers, as a machine operator, where he worked for 3.5 years.

SP Containers uses automated machinery to produce items such as ice cream tubs and tubes from paperboard. Items are cut, shaped, rolled and sealed until finally being stacked and boxed, palletised and shipped to the customer.

In his spare time Ben is an Army Reserve with REME (Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers). Known as ‘Craftsman Scott’ he passed his basic training over a year ago winning the champion recruit award and is now training to be a vehicle mechanic.

Welcome aboard Ben!

Jobs at PMS

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Production Operators / Trainee Setters wanted


to work alternate morning, afternoon & night shifts (Monday –Friday). The keys task will be operating / setting state of the art zinc diecasting and robotic production machines ensuring high quality products are produced in a timely manner, working within a small motivated team. Full initial and ongoing training will be given. We want people who want to learn, contribute and progress at the company and to be considered for these opportunities as a Production Operator / Trainee Setter you must:

• Possess excellent communication skills with good written and spoken English
• Be flexible, and reliable with a can-do attitude
• Have the ability to travel to the Hellaby site at unsociable times, therefore your own transport would be beneficial, but bus no.2 does run from central Rotherham
• Be honest and hardworking with a desire to learn
• Have a full checkable work history, 2 work related references and the right to work in a permanent full time role in the UK

Any experience of diecasting, injection moulding or operating automated machinery is advantageous but is not as important as a hardworking, team oriented approach.

Starting hourly rate will be between £8 to £8.50 per hour (39 paid hours) with increases after the 6 month probation period, plus further pay rises as you learn new skills. Overtime is often available. 25 days holiday plus bank holidays. Our business philosophy has always been to share wealth with the employees and all staff have the fantastic opportunity to invest in the Company share scheme.

Closing date 3rd April 2015.

Glide Awards Winners!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

GLIDE (Chairman’s award) Calvin Higginbottom
Calvin has been nominated for this award for the outstanding job he does promoting GLIDE at every opportunity inside and outside of the group. He has changed all our communication (letterheads and presentations) to reflect the power of GLIDE as a collective group and promotes, Gripple, GoTools, Gripple Automation and Loadhog to all current and prospective contacts.

Calvin is a true believer and passionate in what GLIDE stands for, how it should be embraced and the strength of being associated to such a group of employee owned businesses.

PMS Internal Winners

Teamwork Finishing and Processing Department
Communication Oskar Solvason
Leadership Oskar Solvason
Innovation Luke Scott
Community Spirit Terry Mullins
Learning Craig Reading
Fun & Laughter Terry Mullins

Special recognition goes to the following runners up who came within 1 vote of the winner…

GLIDE Award – Dawn Culf, runner up to Calvin Higginbottom

Leadership Award – Richard Moore, runner up to Oskar Solvason

Learning Award – Liam Downing, runner up to Craig Reading

Congratulations to all the PMS winners

PMS Highly Commended!

Friday, February 27, 2015

PMS Diecasting has just received it’s ‘Highly Commended’ award certificates from Dr Pam Murrell FICME, CEO of the UK trade association Cast Metals Federation. The CMF aims to make a difference by supporting and representing the UK cast metals industry at all levels as its single, powerful voice.

Gordon Panter, PMS Managing Director receives award from Dr Pam Murrell FICME, CEO Cast Metals Federation

At the Cast Metal Industry Awards in 2014, PMS Diecasting was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Innovation Award for “a company who has made a technological step change for the UK castings industry”. PMS was also ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Component of the Year Award’ for “a cast component that demonstrates innovation, breaks new ground or resolves issues previously thought insurmountable.”

This was for diecasting the ‘Angel Hanger’ designed by Gripple Ltd. (see below)

Oskar Solvason, Logistics and Continuous Improvement Manager at PMS

The flagship ‘Component of the Year’ award went to Grainger & Worrall Ltd for their engine block development for the Ford US pickup truck, the first CGI petrol production engine in the world.

The ‘Company Achievement’ award went to Thomas Dudley Ltd for their success in turning round the company, investing for success and considerable educational and development activity.

The ‘Innovation’ award was won by Blayson Olefines Ltd for their research and development of a new investment casting wax with greatly reduced thermal hysteresis.

About the ‘Angel Hanger’…

The Angel architectural hanger range of products provides an innovative solution for suspending signage, lighting and acoustic baffles where design and aesthetics are important.

The Angel has been designed and manufactured, wholly in the UK by Gripple Ltd in collaboration with its sister company PMS Diecasting Ltd, making this a truly ‘Great British Product’.

This contemporary product comprises of a ‘body’ and ‘foot’ castings with a unique and patented joining technique that resembles a jigsaw piece. This design enables a large array of different feet to be attached quickly and easily to the product on an automated assembly machine, depending on the customers required application.

The wide variety of Angel ‘feet’ includes hooks, metric and imperial male and female threads, Y-Fit two point suspensions, as well as a number of ‘feet’ designed specifically for individual attached to the ‘body’, these ‘feet’ create a highly functional piece of engineering allowing multiple uses while maintaining the same aesthetics and design features across the range.

Not only is the Angel an extremely versatile and attractive products, it is also capable of supporting a load of 15kgs on 1.5mm wire rope with a safety factor of 5:1. This means that the product must be able to withstand a load of 75kg to achieve its required rating.

The Angels are all cast in multi impression zinc die casting tools on highly automated, Frech hot chamber machines at PMS Diecasting Ltd in Rotherham, UK. The castings have to be porosity free, and produced to tight tolerances in large batch volumes. All competitor products in the category are machined, as die castings were thought of as not being capable of achieving the strength and tolerances required!

Yet again, PMS and Gripple have collaborated successfully to prove that British manufacturing can innovate and compete in the most challenging of markets.

For more information on Gripple’s Angel Hanger range of products, click here

Want to work with us on die casting/ manufacturing your product? Call us on 01709 701901

Recycling at PMS!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

PMS take looking after the Environment seriously. We have always recycled approx. 99% of our waste by weight and have held the International Standard ISO14001:2004 since 2010.

However, since Oct 14, 2014, we have reduced the remaining 1% of waste to landfill by half by recycling it.

Here is our recycled waste in order by weight :

✔ Metal
✔ Cardboard
✔ Polythene
✔ Paper
✔ Oils
✔ Electrical Equipment

We have idea’s to reduce this even further!

Thank you to everyone for their efforts in ensuring less waste goes to landfill!


Did you know that Diecasting is a power hungry process, at PMS Diecasting we do our best by ensuring that we buy Green Energy.

Dragon’s Den meets PMS

Monday, February 2, 2015

Mark Groake, Sales Manager at PMS Diecasting, received his official #SBS award, on Friday, from TV Dragons’ Den star, Theo Paphitis at an awards ceremony at the ICC in Birmingham.

Dragons’ Den star, Theo Paphitis had rewarded Mark Groake and PMS Diecasting Ltd, with an #SBS award (‘Small Business Sunday’ ) on social media site Twitter back in October 2014 which saw Mark’s Tweet about PMS Diecasting, selected from thousands of others, and re-tweeted by Theo to nearly 1/2 a million followers.

Mark said “We had a chat about PMS’s services with a congratulations from Theo and an inspiring question time with entrepreneurs @JulienCallede, Judy Naake and Rob Forkan, who were also on the question time panel with Theo. I also had the opportunity to network with other #SBS winners and will now receive an annual invite to the future #SBS Events….”

PMS Diecasting- Twitter
Mark Groake – Twitter
Theo Paphitis- Twitter

On the 19.10.2014 my tweet was selected as one of Theo’s favourite’s and got Re-tweeted to become one of the 6 #SBS winners that week.

Benefits include:

Re-tweet to over 450k of Theo’s followers
Profile on web site.
Continued Twitter support from fellow winners #NetworkSBS
Weekly invite to participate in Networking hours such as #SBSWinnersHour
Invite to #SBSEvent2015 in January at the ICC in Birmingham for the chance to network with other winners and to collect #SBS certificate from Theo Paphitis himself….”


Sean elected chairman

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Congratulations to Sean Starbuck, Quality Manager at PMS Diecasting.

The trustees of the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Kidney Association have taken a vote and elected Sean to the position of Chairman.

Well done! Go to the Doncaster and Bassetlaw kidney Association here.

Recruitment with Airfix!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Finding people that have the aptitude and attitude for your business is always a challenge. They may have the ‘technical skills’ but not necessarily the aptitudes and attitudes that you need. So, how do you find the right people that will fit into your business?

Well, here’s a great example from a really forward thinking business. PMS Diecasting are an innovative forward thinking business here in Sheffield that specialise in the manufacture of high quality zinc diecasts. They are one of Europe’s leading diecasting manufacturers and pride themselves in the outstanding quality of what they do! So, how do they find the right people who can match and support their high standards? The answer is an Airfix model!

To read the rest of the article CLICK HERE

Congratulations Andy Hanselman who wrote the article, he did the Spitfire test in 55 minutes! (see above)

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