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Tooled up for future

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Calvin Higginbottom and Christian Panter of Rotherham based PMS Diecasting Ltd, receiving their Highly Commended Certificate from CMF CEO Pam Murrell at the recent Best of British Castings Industry Awards Dinner. Shortlisted in the Innovation category the company has, together with a German partner, successfully produced a hot runner zinc diecasting tool, a first in the UK. The tool is designed to increase productivity and reduce the unit cost of the Gripple, a zinc cast fencing jointing system used throughout the world and produced by the company in vast quantities. Presenting the certificate, Pam Murrell said, “This new tooling assembly…

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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…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Every year at PMS Diecasting, GoTools, Gripple, Loadhog and Laser Scanning, employees participate in elections to recognise colleagues for their achievements throughout the year, in a number of different categories. This year, Terry Mullins, Supervisor in Finishing & Processing, was voted by employees at PMS Diecasting to receive the prestigious ‘GLIDE Chairman’s Award’ and in addition the Leadership Award too. The annual winner of the GLIDE Award receives an all expenses paid trip to visit either Gripple USA, Gripple India or Gripple France/Europe or indeed stay on home turf and visit all the local GLIDE businesses! Terry chose the USA…

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Team Building in Blackpool

Monday, October 16, 2017

Two fun days of PMS team building took place in Blackpool and Blackpool Zoo on the 28th and 29th September 2017 with the factory closing for the day on Friday 29th so everyone could attend. On Thursday the leadership team sessions included working as two teams in an ‘escape room’, knife and axe throwing and a soft archery team event. On Friday PMS employees travelled by coach to Blackpool Zoo where the morning team sessions included some fun physical team activities followed by Lego building exercises, firstly as individuals then as teams. Following on from a delicious buffet lunch everyone…

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Jobs: Tooling Engineer

Friday, October 13, 2017

**POSITION NO LONGER OPEN** We have a fantastic opportunity for a Tooling Engineer to join our expanding manufacturing company. PMS Diecasting Ltd. is a 100% employee owned business, a fact we are immensely proud of, where we apply innovation, technology and fluid thinking to manufacture high quality zinc diecastings. We also provide tooling and laser scanning services to a diverse client range and due to continuous expansion we are now recruiting for the following position: Tooling Engineer Reporting to the Toolroom Manager, and working closely with the established Tooling and Production Teams, you will be based at the Head Office…

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Soapbox Charity Fundraiser

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Team PMS (Practically Mad Scientists) successfully completed both of their runs at the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice Soapbox Derby at Clifton Park on September 30th and raised over £400 for charity! The Practically Mad Scientist’s team consisted of driver Michael Smith and pit crew Ben Scott, Simon Hardwick and Luke Wade. Special thanks to Norman Hadhrami who welded the frame, Matt Hanson, Matt Silvester and Marcin Krupa who helped with building and painting the soapbox too. PMS Diecasting donated all the materials! Mikey and the PMS Bus managed to take the ramps navigate the obstacles beating several other teams. Well…

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Quality Engineer

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

**Position now filled** PMS Diecasting is a 100% employee owned business, a fact we are immensely proud of, where we are all committed in the pursuit of exceeding our customers’ every expectation. Quality Engineer As PMS enters a new phase of evolution as a business we find ourselves requiring an additional Quality Engineer to join and support the existing Quality & Compliance team. We require a tenacious problem solver who deals in evidence and facts and who has as unfaltering desire for high standards. This is needed along with the ability to communicate to all levels of the business effectively,…

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Apprentices at PMS

Monday, September 4, 2017

**Positions now filled** PMS Diecasting is a 100% employee owned business, a fact we are immensely proud of, where we apply innovation, technology and fluid thinking to manufacture high quality zinc diecastings. As one of Europe’s leading diecasters we ensure outstanding quality at every stage of our process. To keep up with the continued development of our team we now wish to recruit 4 new apprentices 3 Apprentices – Diecasting Operations to work alternate morning, afternoon & night shifts (Monday –Friday). The key focus will be training to eventually operate state of the art zinc diecasting and robotic production machines…

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PMS Golf Day

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

It’s tee-off time on Thursday the 7th September for the Annual PMS Golf Day. PMS will be joined by Origin for this friendly match which will include prizes for longest drive, nearest the pin, individual and team. This yearly event takes place at The Blackwell Golf Club on a beautiful traditional English mature parkland course with a par of 70 and is ranked the number one course in Worcestershire, 69th in England and is listed in Golf World’s Top 200 Courses in Britain and Ireland.…

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PMS Launches App

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Zinc diecasting manufacturer, PMS Diecasting, have recently launched an employee and customer app as part of their forward thinking digital strategy. The ‘PMS App’ is another step closer to a paperless office allowing employees to send holiday requests through to their managers, anonymous suggestions to improve the workplace, to share news and photos directly to the media team while on the go and allows staff to collect rewards points towards an end of year raffle to win a weekend break in London or additional annual leave days. Not only that, when an employee registers themselves on the app they can…

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