O.L.D. Engineering delighted with meeting new contacts


Made in the Midlands latest breakfast event was hosted by O.L.D. Engineering at their premises in Hinckley, Leicestershire on Thursday 2nd February.

O.L.D Engineering are an award-winning provider of CNC precision-machined parts. Established in 1971, they have more than 40 years’ experience of precision engineering, specialising in the manufacturing of diesel engine components.

They cater for customers from a diverse range of industries, including automotive, aerospace and nuclear. With our comprehensive machining and sub-assembly facilities, we are able to offer a wide range of products, from one-off prototypes to batch runs, and produce complex components in a variety of materials using state-of-the-art multi-axis equipment.

O.L.D welcomed over 40 guests to their 50,000 square foot premises, which eclipsed the total of guests at their event last year. Joint Managing Director of O.L.D. Engineering, Chris Topp said: “Today has been very successful, we had a very good turnout and met some good contacts as well, and hopefully we can push forwards with those in the coming weeks. We are really happy with the event and would love to do it again sometime.”

O.L.D. are one of a limited amount of members that have hosted multiple breakfast events, in turn Chris offered his advice to future hosts of these events, as he stated: “Just be welcoming, show guests what you have got to offer, if you have any literature you should hand that out and promote your business to your guests.”  

O.L.D. work in four primary sectors, including: Automotive, Aerospace, Rail and Nuclear. The business were recently declared Fit for Nuclear (F4N), which is a unique service to help UK manufacturing companies get ready to bid for work in the civil nuclear supply chain. The status also proves to O.L.D. customers that they understand the expectations of the industry.

Made in the Midlands will be hosting a record number of events this year, to further strengthen the relationships between Midlands manufacturers in a post-Brexit Britain. Chris concluded: “I think these events are really important. You have a lot of social media platforms these days, but it is great to meet people face to face, so that people can see what you are doing and get a greater experience of your company.”

The growth of O.L.D.’s Breakfast Networking Event is a signal of the continual growth of Made in the Midlands and the popularity of these events. Our next Breakfast Networking event will take place on 9th February at AW Precision in Rugby, Warwickshire. Over 60 tickets have already been sold and there are an extremely limited amount left.

Please visit our Events page to ensure that you don’t miss any of our upcoming Breakfast Networking Events. Tickets to these events usually sell quickly, as members with prior experience of the events are aware of the potential value to their company. If you are interested in hosting a breakfast event of your own, please contact our Group Events Manager Iwona at: [email protected]