Firstly we must apologise for the lack of Ceramic Substrates latest news. This is not because we have not had any, but because we have been extremely busy since we last managed to sit down and provide our latest news.
Due to our exceptional demanding works schedule since the beginning of 2018 we have had to push out our lead times, which as a rule is not what Ceramic Substrates is inclined to do, however, as we all know there is only so many hours in the working day. Not one of our machines within the factory have laid idle over the past few months, which as a business is always a plus, but we prefer our lead-times to be considerably less than of late to support our customers.
We have also been on a recruitment drive to expand our Team on the shop floor, but as we keep on hearing there is chronic shortage of skilled workers within the UK throughout the manufacturing industry and this has definitely proved to be a hurdle for us. However, as the old saying goes, “if at first you don’t succeed try and try again”. We used local Agencies, as well as advertising in our local paper to source Skilled Engineers and we are pleased to announce that following several months of searching we have some new members joining the Team. One started a couple of weeks ago to work on the main Shop Floor and two more will be starting week commencing 25 June to work within the CNC Machinable Ceramic Department.
Once our new members have settled and familiarised themselves with our materials and production processes we will be working very hard to bring down our lead times but at the same time still producing high quality precision engineered components to which we are renowned for worldwide.
We would like to thank our Customers old and new for their patience and understanding over the past few months regarding our extended lead-times and assure you all that we are doing our upmost to reduce our delivery time back within our customary range.