THE KEY TO OUR FUTURE IS BUILT ON THE SOLID FOUNDATIONS OF OUR PAST AND THE HARD WORK WE ARE CONTINUING TODAY.
- Four decades of trading
- Strategic growth phases
- Investment in latest technology
OVER 28,080 COMPONENTS MANUFACTURED AND DELIVERED
The significant growth we have experienced as a company and team has strengthened our current key market proposition and created a solid platform for further growth. Here’s a look back at the key moments in history that have defined us, what we’re doing presently and mapping out our future:
Philip and James, who were machine operators at the time, take the bold step to utilise their vast experience and start their own business, operating from a small premises located close by to the city centre.
Gaining Loyal Staff
The team expands to meet workload demands and the company employs a senior operator, who demonstrated loyalty and devotion through various roles over the years and is currently employed as the Engineering Manager.
Taking The Next Leap
Further to recent successes and increased workload, the company relocates to a larger premises in the north of Coventry to accommodate more plant machinery and a growing workforce.
Taking A Leap Further
Philip James outgrows its current premises and relocates again to larger premises in the east of Coventry and recruits additional staff, along with investing in additional CNC Milling and Turning machines
More Flexible Premises
The opportunity to relocate again to another premises to facilitate business expansion offered improved accessibility, larger office space and more efficient layout of machinery. Philip James continues to operate out of this site presently.
Wire Eroding Service
To complement the existing range of manufacturing capabilities and offer more diverse range of services, Philip James invested in the very latest high technology Mitsubishi MV2400S.
5 Axis Is The Future
To signal the intent to move ahead with the times, Philip James invests in two new 5 axis machines. The machines increase capacity to manufacture from solid materials.
Further to a solid reputation domestically, Philip James begins working with international companies for the first time. Majority of these companies remain loyal clients to this day.
More 5 axis capacity
Purchased a new Hurco VMX 42 SRTi 5 Axis vertical machining centre to provide additional 5 axis capacity, improve operational efficiency and reduce turnaround times.
A New Look
As part of the business growth strategy and to modernise the corporate image, Philip James undergoes a complete rebrand to signify the next era in its history.
To accredit the good work we have already done, we will be applying for ISO14001 in the near future.
Life begins at 40
In September 2019, Philip James will have been operating for 40 years. As a well-established company, the milestone is a testament to the quality of our work and hardworking team.
On track for AS9100
Further to recent enquiries, Philip James aims to achieve AS9100 quality standard within the next 18 months. Providing services directly to aircraft OEMs would be a natural progression from the highly skilled work already undertaken as a sub-contract supplier.