The selection of Arthur & Paul in The Manufacturer Top 100 2018 was covered in the Express & Star and The Black Country Chamber of Commerce website.

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19 NOV 2018


Smethwick Based Engineers Celebrate Selection of Two Longstanding Employees for a National Top 100 Award

A&M EDM, Smethwick based precision engineers are celebrating the selection of two longstanding employees for a national Top 100 award at a manufacturing event in Liverpool.

Arthur Watts, EDM Manager is a wire erosion specialist with the ability to wire almost any metal component. Arthur was the "A” when he started the A&M with Mark Wingfield in 2002, the company now has 67 employees.

Arthur’s expertise has been honed by working on thousands of jobs, manufacturing precision aerospace and automotive components, mould tools, press tool extensions and jigs and fixtures. Arthur programmes 19 wire eroders to perform multiple jobs using the cutting edge EDM technology to its fullest capabilities to drive A&M’s growth.

Paul Fox, Production & Design Engineer joined A&M EDM in 2004 as the fifth employee. Paul’s expertise enabled A&M to diversify into CNC precision machining. Paul manages multiple complex projects, manufacturing bespoke components, finding a unique solution each time. Paul also acts as a mentor passing on his engineering knowledge to apprentices.

Mark Wingfield, Managing Director A&M EDM said "Both Arthur and Paul are exceptionally talented with tremendous skills as precision engineers and the ability to pass on their experience to apprentices. It’s a great honour for us as to have two members of staff celebrated in the Manufacturing top 100 role models.”