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Investment in Increased Press Capacity within Rical Group

Posted on: March 7th, 2016 by ricaldev No Comments
Rhodes Progression stamping press

metal pressings manufactured on Rhodes stamping press

As a direct result of an increased demand for Metal Pressings and assemblies within the UK automotive and domestic sectors, Rical Group has pushed forward with investment in additional capacity in the “mid-sized” Press range with the provision of additional 450t Rhodes progression stamping press technology.

Rical Group, via two of its divisions, William Mitchell Ltd, located Smethwick and traditionally renowned for its manufacture of fine blanking components along with Fellows Ltd. located in Wolverhampton and equally renowned for its Deep drawn metal pressings expertise (a stone’s throw from the new JLR i54 Engine Plant), are both able to offer a range of additional press capacity, specifically within 250t to 600t progression and Transfer production.

Items as diverse as Automotive seating components to Domestic Boiler components can be produced within this mid-sized press range over a variety of different shift patterns in mid to high volume.

Both of the Groups divisions, Fellows Ltd and William Mitchell Ltd are quality accredited to TS16949 and ISO14001.

With the return to UK supply of volume manufacturing within both the Domestic and Automotive sectors this extra capacity to produce progression metal pressings has come at a time when OEM’s and their tiered suppliers are arguably very busy and serves to create additional expertise and capacity within this very important area of the UK economy.

For more information in regard to your requirements for Press capacity specifically within the circa 450t press range, please contact us at

“Multiforms” return to High Volume UK Demand

Posted on: January 10th, 2015 by Rical No Comments
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The continuing growth of the UK manufacturing sector has now created an interesting upturn in a very specific area of manufacturing, which Multiforms, based in Cradley Heath, a division of the Rical Group is ideally positioned to support.

Multiforms has capacity for high speed progression and Transfer Presswork, Conventional Presswork, Wire forming and Cold Heading, but in addition to this Multiforms is also now seeing increasing interest and demand for traditional Flat-bed, Multislide and Bihler technologies. These methods of metal forming can be a very competitive alternative to high cost progression and transfer tooling and presses.

Multislide, Flatbed and Bihler pressings

Multislide, Flatbed and Bihler pressings

Alongside Multiforms other capabilities the company also has over sixty Multislide/Bihler machines covering a wide range of applications and is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of associated products into the Building/Construction, Electronic and Automotive sectors.

Multiforms clips and wire forms are used extensively through the United Kingdom’s transport network, its range of customer led P’Clips and Brackets fasten the world’s Automotive Fluid Transfer lines and other items supplied globally to suspend office and hospital pipelines and wiring facilities.

Cold headed wirforms

Cold headed wirforms

Multiforms is ideally positioned to support new and existing customers with both new product development and also resourcing of existing product lines.

In addition when current progressive tooling is coming to the end of its economic life then what better opportunity than to extend product life utilising the much more competitive Flatbed or Multislide tooling?

More so now than at any time during the economic recovery Multiforms is able to compete for and win contracts for both new projects and also repatriate business back to the UK from China and India due to its competitive, quality assured and flexible manufacturing capability, supplying the Global Market from its central UK location.

Should you require more information regarding our Multislide/Flatbed/Bihler components please contact our sales department at phone +44 (0)1384 569 283 or visit our Group website at and complete an online request form.


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