Mike Dell | www.bcbarton.co.uk
What do you do?
We are sheet steel and tubular fabricators. We laser, punch, bend and weld in steel, stainless steel and aluminium. Products and components we produce are used in the automotive, telecoms, construction, electrical and retail sectors. Our customers range from Harrods to Scania, British Telecom to Jason Incorporated.
What do you see as the biggest opportunity in your industry?
Weight reduction through designing in stiffeners to the product and the use of adhesives to replace welding.
What impact will changes in your industry have on consumers? the world?
Lighter generally means cheaper. It also means a lower carbon footprint for the whole supply chain. It also extends the life of natural resources as you use less! The use of adhesives also reduced power consumption and the environmental impact of welding.
What is your biggest goal right now?
To develop our export market specifically with telecoms and utilities providers.
What kind of support or types of people do you need to accelerate your success?
Educated, innovative people prepared to present their ideas and support them with logic and enthusiasm.
What makes you or your work different from everybody else?
We want to be involved at the design stage to advise on materials and assembly methods. In this way we can guarantee high quality, low cost products from either our UK or China factories.