Rayne engineering is a Staffordshire based engineering company, the family owned and run business of 25 years had humble beginnings; based in a small rural workshop its owner Mr Andrew Simmill bought his first machine; a Ward 7 Capstan Lathe for just £140! The company has gone from strength to strength over the years, its ever creeping expansion meant finally new single location premises were required in order to streamline the business rather than its multi sited facilities, two years ago this saw them saving the Iconic Wedgewood/Coalport factory in King Street Longton from almost definite demolition, the 6.6 acre site and multi level building is now home to its 90+ workforce and houses a machine shop comprising of over 30 CNC machines and machining centres, additional to this is the welding and fabrication department, furbished with over 30 welding bays utilizing both Mig and Tig processes, the piece part requirement's for which are easily met and fed by the companies 4# Trumph lasers with up to 5KW laser power giving a material thickness cutting capability of 20mm thick whilst all bending requirements are then formed via its 3 press brakes; with up to 250 ton capacity over a 4 metre bed. Additional to the company has an impressive hydraulic tank test and assembly department, which not only deals with testing and fit up of all in house produced tanks but also those manufactured by their customers who utilise this service as part of their own production requirements. The companies strong focus on quality necessitates the need for a comprehensive quality department comprising of both goods in and stage & completion manufacturing inspection, CMM & Faro measuring capability and salt wash test facilities, once manufactured any parts requiring shot blast and powder coating are easily catered for via the in house powder coating division, all the time all order progress, scheduling and deliveries are taken care of by the companies goods in/out and stores department. Overall the companies impressive facilities have given their customers peace of mind and simplified their sub contract supply needs due to its ability as a fully functional, multi process supplier allowing full completion of parts delivered direct to the customers door
Rayne has enjoyed 25 years of solid success predominantly supplying manufacturers in the construction machinery market however the company now feels it is time to expand in to other markets where it feels new customers will also benefit from its complete manufacturing services.
Having just completed their first ever exhibition; Subcon 2016 at Birmingham’s NEC, Rayne received a very warm welcome by visitors and other exhibitors alike, their stand had a theme of props and furniture that were designed and manufactured in house to show case their capabilities, these included an impressive city scene scape back drop light board and an under lit glass topped planetary gear table complete with accompanying company branded upholstered stools. “It was lovely to see peoples initial reaction when they saw the stand, smiling contagiously people just wanted to know more about us and as soon as we shared our capabilities leads and enquiries began to roll in” said Andy Hulland; Rayne’s design and development engineer.