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We would like to share with you some of our plans for 2013. FMG will continue to make significant investments over the next few months and we would like to tell you in advance about them.

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February 2013

We have added another high sided van to our fleet as part of our ongoing upgrade program which guarantees the reliability of our vehicles; this also adds more flexibility to our fleet allowing us to meet the ever growing logistical requirements of our Customers.





February 2013

Due to our continueing growth in cryogenics, we have added a third helium leak detector to our testing facilities. The Inficon UL1000 is designed to meet the most demanding leak detection applications. It provides fast, accurate and repeatable test results, combined with high sensitivity and flexible testing.





January 2013

we are delighted to have received an award from Siemens Medical at their recent supplier day. The award for Product and Process Innovation, is one we are particularly proud to receive since it is an area of business we believe passionately about. Our business strategy has always been to look at the best way to manufacture our customer's products. Being involved in the design at the front end of the development allows us to influence the design and help ensure the product is designed in the most cost efficient manner.



December 2012

Deans have further complimented their already extensive range of CNC turning capabilities and capacity by adding the Mori Seiki NLX2500SY lathe which has twin spindles, 12" chucking capacity and Y axis milling  capabilities and is fitted with the M730BM control system.







November 2012

Deans have further enhanced the capabilities and capacity they have to offer by installing the Bridgeport MF400c 5 Axis Vertical Machining Centre with a Siemens Sinumerik 828D control system.







August 2012

DEANS ENGINEERING, have added a Mecal KOSMOS Machining Centre and Saw to what is already one of the best equipped and versatile machine shops in the UK.

The Mecal machining centre matches Deans Engineering’s strategy to use technology and innovation to drive cost. Deans and their customers now have direct access to a facility that machines 6 faces of a 4M long extrusion in one set up.

Jim Jamieson – CEO of FMG said “This latest machine, proves yet again, the value of our investment policy, as it has not only driven in new technology and quality, but also driven out cost.   Addison’s original detailing of the machine’s specification has increased production flexibility, providing further scope to extend the Group’s product offering; while at the same time, improving the accuracy of machining long length aluminium extrusions. The 4th axis working has reduced set ups and increased our throughput, while the 4M bed gives us the ability to run two work pieces simultaneously on sections that are less than 2M long, All in all, it is a highly desirable and effective machine”.




The purchase of the Mecal Kosmos was quickly followed by a TL 500 A up cutting saw giving Deans a true cell for the supply of machined aluminium sections. This lean development again ensures Deans and their customers achieve the most cost effective solutions.







March 2012

The Flexible Manufacturing Group is delighted to be involved in the Stephen Gallacher Golf Foundation.  There is a strong bond between both parties, underlined by a commitment to invest in young people, giving them an opportunity to learn, develop and enjoy themselves at the same time.

See the attached link to the Stephen Gallacher Golf Foundation

If you would like any more information please contact us in the normal manner and we can share with you details of the corporate and private opportunities that are available to support what we hope you agree is a very worthwhile and valuable cause.


January 2012

Having fully embraced line side and VMI supply, Deans have taken returnable packing to a new level. The before and after photographs show better than any words the advantages this truly delivers. If you would like more details please contact any of the team at Deans directly or via the web page.




                  Before                                                  After


December 2011

Faced with a problem in securing a casting, one of FMG's customers had an alternative solution from Deans, delivered and fitted in less than three days.


Fast-turn solutions are a core part of the groups offering, if you have a challenge for any of the group businesses please contact us directly or via the web sites.


November 2011

To increase the capacity we have to offer our customers and to satisfy increased

demands we have added another vertical machining centre, the Bridgeport GX 1600 fitted with the Heidenhain iTNC Control, this machine can accomodate components up to 1700mm x 700mm x 585mm with X,Y and Z travel of 1600mm x 700mm x 635mm.


August 2011

Business Insider Magazine names Flexible Manufacturing Group number 3 in their SME300 and profile the Group and it's CEO Jim Jamieson in their August edition

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August 2011

Deans have picked up another Blue Chip customer by providing a "different" solution in three weeks, where their customer was faced with a 12 week lead-time from the  specified extrusion. The part was designed as a machined extrusion, where Deans used a precision sand casting to provide a competitive solution, on less than a quarter of the lead-time.

If you have a challenge for Deans or any of the group companies, please use the Contact Us section in the Web Sites.


July 2011

FMG now have their second vehicle on the road with the group livery. This takes the number of 7.5T vehicles in the fleet to 5 which combined with four vans allows FMG to support their customers efficiently


June 2011

With transport now controlled centrally within FMG, we have added a new, larger van to the fleet. This vehicle will specifically support our English based customers, where the larger load area will allow us to efficiently support their requirements. The new FMG livery will become the norm,with another HGV truck joining the fleet in early July


Iveco Daily 2.3 HPI


November 2010

Deans have received an award as the most "responsible" supplier to Siemens. The award, one of four presented by their Managing Director, was given reflecting on the responsibility Deans and LPE take in working with Siemens, the award being made at their annual supplier day with all other Tier One suppliers present.



August 2010

We have added a second Doosan DNM650 vertical maching centre which increases our capacity for the production of larger components.


April 2010

To enable us to offer our customers a wider range of products we have installed a DNM650 vertical machining centre which increases considerably the work piece size we can handle. This new 12000rpm machine has a travel of 1270mm in X, 670mm in Y and 625mm in Z. With the latest Fanuc control system and a 30 ATC it will allow us to produce larger parts much more efficiently.



March 2010

As part of our ongoing policy of continually updating to the latest available

technology and enhancing the services available to our customers, we have just installed a Mori Seiki 7-Axis CNC lathe which has a twin spindles

with C,B and Y-axis on both spindles. This machine has upper and lower turrets with driven tools in all stations, it has 254mm chuck capacity and 75mm spindle bore complete with a 4.2 meter automatic bar feeder and robotic parts catcher-remover. This allows us to turn, mill, drill and tap on both spindles simultaneously reducing cycle times and being able to finish complete products in one hit.


January 2010

FMG have just been  awarded a substantial contract for producing front panels for the telecommunication industry.

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April 2009

Deans continue to invest in their future as they add a new Mercedes Sprinter van to their fleet.



We have moved into Multi-Spindle machining over the last three years.

The productivity improvements this delivered for us and in turn our customers means that for the first time we have capacity in this area. We can process parts up to 26mm in diameter in Brass, Steel and Aluminium.

     Mori-Say CNC 626 6 Spindle 26mm Dia. Bar

Deans receive Quality Award from Siemens

Deans recognised for their Quality within Siemens, securing one of only

three awards at their annual supplier event in November.



Deans add two new Vehicles to fleet

New curtain side Mercedes Sprinter and Atego join FMG fleet May 2007.




Three new Twin Spindle lathes

250mm chucking and 90mm bar capacity with milling including Y axis
added in March 2007



Two Horizontal Machining Centres

Added early 2006


                                                   Horizontal Machining Centre  


Three High Speed Machining Centres

Added in last quarter of 2006

Added early 2006

















Iveco Daily 2.3 HPI


Inficon UL1000


Siemens Award


Mori Seiki NLX2500SY


Bridgeport MF400c




TL 500 A



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Bridgeport GX1600



A Different Solution


Iveco Eurocargo




Siemens Award


2nd Doosan DNM 650 Vertical Machining Centre Added



       Mori Seiki ZT 2500Y CNC Lathe





         Siemens Award                       Mercedes Sprinter


Three new twin spindle lathes

Three new twin spindle lathes






                          High Speed Machining Centre





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