As part of our strategy to cope with ever-increasing production demand, AJ Tensile Group recently upgraded our Manufacturing division’s 12kW Forsstrom HF welding machine to a 17kW FIAB 900. Part of the improvements involved mounting the FIAB to a 28m table, more than double the length of the Forsstrom’s old one.
Out with the old Forsstrom…
…and in with the new FIAB.
In order to bring a better focus on its key markets and improve the high levels of service it already delivers to its customers, AJ Tensile Fabrications Limited has been divided into AJ Tensile Biogas Systems Limited, AJ Tensile Tension Structures Limited, and AJ Tensile Manufacturing Limited. These three companies all operate under the AJ Tensile Group Limited parent company umbrella.
The Biogas and Structures companies will benefit from dedicated staff with an expertise in delivering high quality projects, and will allow the skilled and experienced manufacturing staff to continue to concentrate on producing top quality products.
Biogas Systems will be headed up by Richard Cherry, one of the world’s most experienced and respected experts on anaerobic digestion and biogas storage. The Structures company will be headed up by Gary Patterson who has extensive experience of designing, project managing and installing tensile fabric structures throughout the world. Andrew Jerrum formed AJ Tensile Fabrications Ltd in 2000 and is an expert innovator of industrial fabric manufacture processes. He will head up the manufacturing operation while continuing his role of Group Managing Director.
Andrew said “the business has grown rapidly over recent years and it is increasingly evident that our staff need to become more specialised in order to continue delivering the excellent levels of products and service that our proud reputation is based on. The whole group is dedicated to making the transition as seamless as possible for all staff, customers, and suppliers”.
This website will shortly be updated to reflect these changes.
Date posted: 29 September 2015
Our Tension Structures division recently completed the installation of this tensile fabric cycle shelter canopy for Vinci Construction on the Science and Innovation Campus at Swansea University. Our team worked closely with Vinci to develop the final design, adapting one of our existing 18m x 8m triple conics to provide a more balanced aesthetic while reducing overall costs. All design, engineering, manufacture and installation of the steel support frame and was undertaken by ourselves in conjunction with our technical partners, and the fabric canopy was manufactured in-house at our Caldicot production facility. The programme from appointment to handover of the finished canopy was around four months.
Date posted: 16 April 2015
Tensile Fabrications, Tension Structures
Four of us recently donned our penguin suits for a lavish charity bash at the splendid Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel in Wotton-under-Edge, organised by Nomenca Ltd as part of their committed fundraising work for WaterAid. The evening was an overwhelming success with fine dining, good company, interesting conversation and excellent networking opportunities.
Of far greater importance, however, were the many thousands of pounds raised for a very worthy cause: delivering safe water, sanitation and hygiene projects in twenty-six countries around the world. Thanks once again to Nomenca for the invitation and to Tortworth Court for hosting the event.
For further details of WaterAid’s remarkable achievements please visit www.wateraid.org .
Our Biogas Systems division was approached to urgently replace a severely-damaged gasholder resulting from an electrical failure at a plant at Ilmajoki in the west of Finland. Some of the ancillary equipment such as air inflation fans and level detection equipment was still fit for purpose, but the replacement of the gasholder itself required immediate action.