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Altec Apprentices Project Presentation Day

Altec Apprentices Project Presentation Day

Date Added 26/04/2017

On Wednesday 3rd of May apprentices from both Altec Engineering Ltd and Altec Engineering CNC will showcase their year-long projects at an event held at Hartlepool College of Further Education.


We recognise the importance of motivating and... > MORE

Lloyd's Register (LRQA) Assessment Success for Altec Engineering Ltd & Altec Engineering CNC

Lloyd's Register (LRQA) Assessment Success for Altec Engineering Ltd & Altec Engineering CNC

Date Added 13/04/2017

Altec Engineering Ltd and Altec Engineering CNC, both based at our Bowburn site, have successfully been assessed by the LRQA.


Altec Engineering Ltd holds the ISO9001 quality management accreditation. The accreditation identifies the standards... > MORE

New Altec Engineering Group Website Launched

New Altec Engineering Group Website Launched

Date Added 18/01/2017

We are pleased to announce that the new Altec Engineering Group website is now live!

The Group saw ongoing growth in 2016, achieved both organically and through acquisitions, and our new website has been launched in response to this, displaying the... > MORE

Investors in People Re-Accreditation

Investors in People Re-Accreditation

Date Added 17/01/2017

Our Bowburn site, which includes Altec Engineering Ltd and Altec Engineering CNC, has been re-accredited by Investors in People (IIP). The site has now been recognised by the standard since 2005.

The internationally recognised accreditation is held by... > MORE

The Altec Engineering Group Raises Money for Children in Need

The Altec Engineering Group Raises Money for Children in Need

Date Added 30/11/2016

This month, the Group has taken part in a range of activities in order to raise money for Children in Need. Employees took part in a fancy dress/non-uniform day, raffle, bonus ball draw and a week-long cake sale.

We raised a total of... > MORE

Darren Hankey, Principal of Hartlepool College of Further Education Discusses Apprenticeships

Darren Hankey, Principal of Hartlepool College of Further Education Discusses Apprenticeships

Date Added 30/08/2016

As a Group, we offer a range of apprenticeships, and apprentices now make up an impressive 10% of our workforce. Altec work closely with Hartlepool College of Further Education, with our apprentices completing the academic element of their training... > MORE

Altec is Awarded Fit for Nuclear (F4N) Status

Altec is Awarded Fit for Nuclear (F4N) Status

Date Added 22/08/2016

Our Bowburn site has been awarded the title of Fit for Nuclear (F4N) by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC). The F4N status allows companies to measure their operations against the standards required to supply the nuclear industry... > MORE

Altec & KUKA Collaborate to Enhance Cam Assembly for Nissan

Altec & KUKA Collaborate to Enhance Cam Assembly for Nissan

Date Added 16/08/2016

Altec Engineering operates across diverse markets, including the Automotive sector, where the company’s Special Purpose Equipment Division is heavily involved with both the OEM’s and Tier 1 & 2 suppliers. Whilst automotive assembly plants are... > MORE

Quick Hydraulics are Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers

Quick Hydraulics are Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers

Date Added 03/08/2016

It is widely acknowledged that the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) are major contributors to the prosperity of the UK, and industry leaders are now taking steps to secure the future of the sector. Recognising the need to encourage... > MORE

Altec Engineering Group Features in Engineering Update Magazine

Altec Engineering Group Features in Engineering Update Magazine

Date Added 02/08/2016

The latest edition of Engineering Update Magazine features Altec Engineering Group on the front cover and in a full page article inside.

To read the magazine and the Altec article, just click > MORE

Altec Apprentices Feature in NEtwork - The North East Automotive Alliance Magazine

Altec Apprentices Feature in NEtwork - The North East Automotive Alliance Magazine

Date Added 28/06/2016

Altec Engineering Group apprenticeships are once again in the news, this time featured in the latest edition of NEtwork, the NEAA Magazine. The full page article, discusses the significant contribution that apprentices make to Altec's business, not only in... > MORE

Altec Engineering Expansion Continues

Altec Engineering Expansion Continues

Date Added 27/06/2016

The growth plans set in place by Altec Engineering at the beginning of 2016 has resulted in the recruitment of a number of personnel to support the increase in demand for the Special Purpose Equipment and Production Automation Systems designed and manufactured by... > MORE

Quick Hydraulics Targets Yorkshire in Expansion

Quick Hydraulics Targets Yorkshire in Expansion

Date Added 14/06/2016

Quick Hydraulics has revealed plans to set up an operation in Bradford. The venture will provide hydraulic services and repairs and create eight jobs. This move is further proof of the North Shields company’s resurgence after it was bought nine... > MORE

Sigma Set For Growth With New Facility

Sigma Set For Growth With New Facility

Date Added 01/06/2016

As part of its strategy for growth, and following further investment from parent Altec Engineering Group, Sigma Technologies has re-located to a new state of the art 22,000 sqft manufacturing... > MORE

Altec Embrace 5S Philosophy

Altec Embrace 5S Philosophy

Date Added 23/05/2016

Altec Engineering has embarked upon a 5S programme to evaluate its workplace organisation capability & visual management standards.

The 5S philosophy engages employees through the use of 'Standards' and ‘Discipline' covering... > MORE

Mark Ainsley appointed as General Manager for Altec Specialist Coatings

Mark Ainsley appointed as General Manager for Altec Specialist Coatings

Date Added 25/04/2016

After careful market research, Altec Engineering identified a need to implement a coatings division to supplement, support and enhance the value stream offered to the Altec customer base and to desired future market segments.


Mark Ainsley has... > MORE

Our New Mazak Is In Full Production

Our New Mazak Is In Full Production

Date Added 19/04/2016

Our new VARIAXIS i-700 vertical machining center is now in full production. The machine has advanced multiple-surface, simultaneous 5-axis machining capabilities for accurately processing parts with complex profiled surfaces in single setups.

Using its... > MORE

Quick Hydraulics Gains

Quick Hydraulics Gains "Shop Window" With UK Utility Buyers

Date Added 19/04/2016

North Shields based hydraulic systems specialists Quick Hydraulics has gained a ‘shop window’ with companies in the utilities sector by joining Achilles UVDB  – an online community that... > MORE

Sigma Technologies Re-Locate to New Facility

Sigma Technologies Re-Locate to New Facility

Date Added 05/04/2016

Altec Engineering Group company Sigma Technologies is currently in the process of moving to new premesis in Bradford.

Located adjacent to the M606 Motorway, and only a few minutes from the M62... > MORE

hyperMILL does a good turn for Altec Engineering

hyperMILL does a good turn for Altec Engineering

Date Added 01/04/2016

Altec Engineering CNC currently has 3 seats of hyperMILL with a fourth on order. With two programmers in the subcontract division working a single shift to keep pace with 15 machine tools and 28 machinists working over two shifts, the additional seat will be... > MORE

Altec Engineering Group On The Acquisition Trail

Altec Engineering Group On The Acquisition Trail

Date Added 24/03/2016

Altec Engineering Group announced today the acquisition of Newton Aycliffe-based Hydrofit Alliance.

Alastair Waite, CEO of Altec Engineering, said: ‘Having acquired Quick Hydraulics last October, this was an excellent opportunity to do... > MORE

Altec Apprenticeships in the News

Altec Apprenticeships in the News

Date Added 24/03/2016

We are extremely proud of our ongoing track record of recruiting and training engineering apprentices.

Apprentices now represent 10% of the total workforce across the Altec Engineering Group. You can find out more about our commitment to... > MORE

Altec to Sponsor Innovation Supply Chain Conference

Altec to Sponsor Innovation Supply Chain Conference

Date Added 24/02/2016

We are delighted to announce that Altec Engineering Group will be sponsoring the forthcoming Innovation Supply Chain Conference to be held on the 10th March at NETPark, Sedgefield.

Conference topics will include:

  • What opportunities... > MORE

New Appointment Strengthens Altec Engineering Group’s Aerospace Strategy

New Appointment Strengthens Altec Engineering Group’s Aerospace Strategy

Date Added 08/02/2016

Altec Engineering Group’s Aerospace sector strategy has received a significant boost with the recruitment of industry expert Chris Melrose.

Introduced to Altec through their links with BGF, Chris brings extensive experience of the Aerospace... > MORE

Altec Engineering Featured in the BQ Magazine 2016 Yearbook

Altec Engineering Featured in the BQ Magazine 2016 Yearbook

Date Added 04/02/2016

Earlier this month BQ Magazine released their annual handbook, celebrating and inspiring entrepreneurship. The handbook features successful companies across a range of industries, all of whom contribute to the growth of the North East England... > MORE

Disruptive Engineering Principles  Are At The Heart Of Altec’s Continued Success & Strategic Growth

Disruptive Engineering Principles Are At The Heart Of Altec’s Continued Success & Strategic Growth

Date Added 12/01/2016

Since its formation in 1978, Altec Engineering Limited has continued to embrace new technologies and methodologies to find efficient and cost effective solutions to customers needs. In this article, Altec Director Paul Lackenby explains how the company’s... > MORE

Altec’s David Steel Recognised  In The Manufacturer Top 100 Awards

Altec’s David Steel Recognised In The Manufacturer Top 100 Awards

Date Added 14/12/2015

The Manufacturer Top 100 provides a platform for the recognition of exceptional individuals in UK manufacturing. Now in its second year, this event honours those seen as manufacturing role models from a wide cross-section of the manufacturing community, with the... > MORE

Altec Engineering Group commits to the next generation by joining The 5% Club

Altec Engineering Group commits to the next generation by joining The 5% Club

Date Added 23/11/2015

Durham based Altec Engineering Group has showcased its commitment to the next generation by joining The 5% Club, an industry led initiative focussed on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.

The campaign... > MORE

Altec CEO Alastair Waite to Speak at Manufacturer's Leader Conference

Altec CEO Alastair Waite to Speak at Manufacturer's Leader Conference

Date Added 19/11/2015

We are delighted to announce that Altec CEO Alastair Waite will be one of the keynote speakers at the forthcoming Manufacturer's Annual Leaders Conference.

This flagship event brings together the inductry's leading figures for 2 days of... > MORE

New Special Purpose Equipment Brochure Available

New Special Purpose Equipment Brochure Available

Date Added 04/11/2015

We have recently published our new Special Purpose Equipment Brochure which details the comprehensive range of systems and technologies available from Altec for production automation solutions.

You can view the on-line digital version > MORE

Altec Engineering Add Quick Hydraulics To The Group

Altec Engineering Add Quick Hydraulics To The Group

Date Added 22/10/2015

We are delighted to announce that Altec has acquired leading hydraulic engineering business Quick Hydraulics. The company has been bought out of administration and the jobs of 19 employees saved in this deal.

Altec CEO Alastair Waite said: "We... > MORE

Altec will be a key exhibitor at Durham Oktoberfest 2015

Altec will be a key exhibitor at Durham Oktoberfest 2015

Date Added 07/10/2015

Now in its 8th year, Durham Oktoberfest 2015 will focus on showcasing the Engineering and Manufacturing excellence in the North East with Altec Engineering once again being one of the events key exhibitors.

The Altec Engineering stand (H053 & H054)... > MORE

Article by Altec Group CEO Alastair Waite featured in The Manufacturer Magazine

Article by Altec Group CEO Alastair Waite featured in The Manufacturer Magazine

Date Added 06/10/2015

In this article, featured in the latest edition of The Manufacturer Magazine, Altec Group CEO Alastair Waite explains the benefits of partnering with BGF (Business Growth Fund)  and how access to funding and support will play a key part in the ongoing growth... > MORE

Altec Receives Rolls Royce Accreditations

Altec Receives Rolls Royce Accreditations

Date Added 06/10/2015

We are proud to announce that we have now received Accreditations from Rolls Royce for:

  • Precision Machined / Fabricated parts in accordance with our AS9100 certification
  • Electro Discharge Machining to RPS418 in accordance with... > MORE

Altec Group CEO Alastair Waite Receives Mentor of the Year Award

Altec Group CEO Alastair Waite Receives Mentor of the Year Award

Date Added 30/09/2015

We are very proud to congratulate our Group CEO Alastair Waite on his award of “Mentor of the Year” at the prestigious North East Entrepreneurial Awards ceremony, attended this year by 300 entrepreneurs.

Run by the Entrepreneurs’... > MORE

Altec's 3D Printing Service Offers Benefits for Customers

Altec's 3D Printing Service Offers Benefits for Customers

Date Added 24/09/2015

Altec now offers a 3D printing and prototyping service using our recently purchased Ultimaker2 and CubePro Duo model 401734 3D printers.

This service will bring significant benefits for our customers as viewing a prototype will allow them to fully... > MORE

Altec's Steven Bland Receives Award

Altec's Steven Bland Receives Award

Date Added 04/09/2015

We are very pleased to announce that Altec's Steven Bland has received the Higher Education Student of the Year: Mechanical award from Hartlepool College of Further Education.

Well done Steven !

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Altec's Summer Newsletter Published

Altec's Summer Newsletter Published

Date Added 06/08/2015

 

We have been extremely busy over the last few months securing additional funding to maintain our growth plans, acquiring two companies, plus the official opening of our recent extensions and much more besides.

Our latest on-line... > MORE

Altec Acquires Ronco Engineering Ltd

Altec Acquires Ronco Engineering Ltd

Date Added 30/07/2015

Altec's first investment since securing £6m of funding from BGF (Business Growth Fund) is the acquisition of neighbouring business Ronco Engineering.

Ronco Engineering, is a precision engineering company based in Tanfield Lea, County Durham.... > MORE

Altec Secures £6m Investment to Support Growth

Altec Secures £6m Investment to Support Growth

Date Added 30/07/2015

Engineering solutions provider Altec Engineering, based in County Durham, has become the latest company to secure investment from BGF (Business Growth Fund). Altec Engineering designs and manufactures special purpose equipment and manufactures high precision CNC... > MORE

Altec Becomes KUKA's Latest System Partner

Altec Becomes KUKA's Latest System Partner

Date Added 27/07/2015

We are delighted to announce that Altec has become the latest official system partner of industrial robot supplier KUKA Robotics UK Ltd. 

As part of the programme KUKA will provide Altec a wide range of services such as product technical support... > MORE

Altec Continues Investment  In Production Facilities and Apprentice Training

Altec Continues Investment In Production Facilities and Apprentice Training

Date Added 16/07/2015

Following completion of a £1.5M expansion programme earlier this year, which saw floor-space increase by 75%, Altec Engineering Group has now acquired a further 10,000 sq.ft of factory space behind its existing Durham facility. This additional floor-space... > MORE

Altec Joins PPMA - BARA

Altec Joins PPMA - BARA

Date Added 16/07/2015

We are delighted to announce our new membership with PPMA (Processing & Packaging Machinery Association) and BARA (British Automation and Robot Association).

BARA in particular provides a voice for the Robot and Automation Industries, when dealing... > MORE

Altec Engineering Group Acquires Sigma Technologies

Altec Engineering Group Acquires Sigma Technologies

Date Added 02/07/2015

Altec Engineering has been in business since 1978 and has built an enviable reputation for providing quality engineering solutions to a wide variety of clients. The company's guiding principles of attention to detail, focus on client needs and adherence to... > MORE

Altec On Show at Advanced Engineering UK

Altec On Show at Advanced Engineering UK

Date Added 10/06/2015

We are pleased to annnounce that we will be participating at Advanced Engineering UK 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham between the 4th and 5th November.

Altec can be found on stand number F61, and all visitors to our stand will receive a warm welcome.... > MORE

Altec Receives Silver Award for Efficiency

Altec Receives Silver Award for Efficiency

Date Added 12/05/2015

The Resource Efficiency Programme, based at Teeside University supports local SME’s in their efforts to improve efficicies and reduce overall greenhouse gas emmissions.

Altec has been recognised for our efforts in improving efficiencies within... > MORE

Altec Join North East Automotive Alliance

Altec Join North East Automotive Alliance

Date Added 07/05/2015

As a long term and trusted supplier to the automotive sector, Altec has further strengthened its links with the industry by joining the North East Automotive Alliance.

The NEAA supports the economic sustainable growth of the sector in the North East of... > MORE

Altec New Extensions Officially Opened

Altec New Extensions Officially Opened

Date Added 21/04/2015

Ron Waite MBE, Altec's founding father, officially opened the new and recently completed extensions to the Bowburn facility. This event comes 37 years after Ron started the company in 1978 and is a very proud moment for all of us here at Altec.

The... > MORE

Altec Supports Hartlepool College Skills United Event

Altec Supports Hartlepool College Skills United Event

Date Added 01/04/2015

Altec was proud to once again be a key supporter of the Hartlepool College Apprenticeship Open Event which took place on the 12th March.

The event attracted 29 employers, including representatives from Alted Engineering, plus hundreds of people... > MORE

Altec MD David Steel Featured in NECC Apprentice Greats Book

Altec MD David Steel Featured in NECC Apprentice Greats Book

Date Added 01/04/2015

We are delighted to announce that David Steel is included within the new Apprentice Greats book, launched to recognise the North East's " Apprentices Turned High-Flyers".

The book list the regions 200 most successfull former apprentices... > MORE

Altec Featured in Production Engineering Solutions Magazine

Altec Featured in Production Engineering Solutions Magazine

Date Added 29/01/2015

Our ongoing pro-active promotion of the company and our capabilities continues to pay dividends as Altec was featured recently in Production Engineering Solutions Magazine. 

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Our New Studer Grinder - Installed and Running

Our New Studer Grinder - Installed and Running

Date Added 29/01/2015

We are delighted that our new Studer S33 Universal Grinder is now installed and ready to go !

Situated within its own temperature controlled environment the combination of thread grinding capability, 2 sizes of steady and the capability to achieve... > MORE

Our New MAZAK Machining Centre Arrives !

Our New MAZAK Machining Centre Arrives !

Date Added 20/10/2014

Our new MAZAK VCT800/30SR 5 axis machining centre arrived on site today. With an impressive work envelope of 3000mm x 800mm x 720mm this machine will be a valuable asset to the business. Additonal features include: an Extended Tool Magazine, Wireless Renishaw... > MORE

Altec Factory Extension Nears Completion

Altec Factory Extension Nears Completion

Date Added 16/09/2014

On schedule to complete in October, as planned, we are already moving in and have relocated the Inspection Area and re-calibrated our CMM machines.

Some of our CNC machines are in place and operating within their new environment, and we will complete... > MORE

Altec Laser System Welds Plastic Housings

Altec Laser System Welds Plastic Housings

Date Added 20/06/2014

In this application ALTEC’s expertise in the design and build of bespoke machines is combined with technology from Laser partner Rofin-Baasel UK Limited to produce a system for the manufacture of Tyre Pressure... > MORE

Altec Launch New  Specialist Coating Facility

Altec Launch New Specialist Coating Facility

Date Added 12/06/2014

Altec Engineering Limited has announced the launch of a new Specialist Coatings facility, located in Sedgefield, County Durham. This unit has been set up to support the continued growth of the CNC precision machining operations at the main Bowburn... > MORE

European Southern Observatory (ESO) Invite Altec Engineering to Bid for Supply of Mirror Segment Components

European Southern Observatory (ESO) Invite Altec Engineering to Bid for Supply of Mirror Segment...

Date Added 16/05/2014

Bowburn based Altec Engineering Limited is one of just 2 UK companies to be recommended by the STFC (Science and Technologies Facilities Council) to represent the UK’s bid for the supply of engineering services including Design, Manufacturing,... > MORE

Altec Win USA Order

Altec Win USA Order

Date Added 13/04/2014

Altec Engineering Limited has recently secured the company's first order for CNC components from the United States of America.

Under this initial contract, Altec will produce CNC precision machined components for a Major Oil & Gas customer... > MORE

Altec Awarded 4 Year Contract By Science, Technology & Facilities Council

Altec Awarded 4 Year Contract By Science, Technology & Facilities Council

Date Added 25/03/2014

In support of their world leading research activities, the Science, Technology and Facilities Council (STFC) has awarded Bowburn based Altec Engineering a 4 year contract for the provision of CNC precision machining services, covering 3 of their key... > MORE

Altec Supports Hartlepool College Apprenticeship Open Evening

Altec Supports Hartlepool College Apprenticeship Open Evening

Date Added 17/03/2014

Hartlepool College held its annual Apprenticeship Open Evening on March 5th 2014 as part of National Apprenticeship Week. The event attracted 29 employers, including representatives from Altec Engineering, plus hundreds of people looking for information, advice... > MORE

Altec’s £1.5M Expansion Programme Boosts North East Engineering

Altec’s £1.5M Expansion Programme Boosts North East Engineering

Date Added 05/03/2014

Altec Engineering Limited has today announced a £1.5M expansion programme for the company’s Bowburn facility. This major investment, a key part of Altec’s strategy for growth over the next 5 years, will see floor-space increase by... > MORE

Altec Director Receives I.O.D Accolade

Altec Director Receives I.O.D Accolade

Date Added 04/03/2014

The Directors of Altec are proud to congratulate Alastair Waite on his award as Director of the Year.

The Institute of Directors North East has announced the winner of its Director of the Year Award 2014 at its annual Business Leaders’... > MORE

Altec Engineering to Collaborate with Durham University’s Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

Altec Engineering to Collaborate with Durham University’s Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

Date Added 03/03/2014

Bowburn based Altec Engineering Limited has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with Durham University’s Centre for Advanced Instrumentation. This 12 month agreement will see Altec build upon a 30 year history of engagement with the Centre and now... > MORE

Altec Expansion Backed by Regional Growth Fund

Altec Expansion Backed by Regional Growth Fund

Date Added 25/02/2014

Altec is delighted to announce that we have successfully secured "Let's Grow" grant funding to assist with our 2014 expansion and growth programme.

This funding is part of an overall £1.5 million investment in the company, which... > MORE

Altec Retains

Altec Retains "Investor in People" Accreditation

Date Added 25/02/2014

Throughout our 35 year history Altec has always placed great emphasis on employee recruitment, retention and development.

We are delighted to announce today that our "Investors in People" accreditation has been extended for a further 3 years.... > MORE

Altec Engineering is Recruiting !

Altec Engineering is Recruiting !

Date Added 19/12/2013

Altec Engineering is currently recruiting for a number of positions within the company to support our continued growth.

For full details of the individual vacancies and to submit your application, please visit our > MORE

Project of the Year Award for Altec Apprentice Engineer

Project of the Year Award for Altec Apprentice Engineer

Date Added 27/11/2013

The recent “Apprentice Project of the Year Award” at Hartlepool College of Further Education clearly demonstrated that today’s apprentices have a passion for engineering and innovation. Over 70 students from a combination of ONC and HNC courses... > MORE

Sustained Growth Drives Investment in New Machine Tools

Sustained Growth Drives Investment in New Machine Tools

Date Added 27/11/2013

This latest and significant investment by Altec is a demonstration of the company’s confidence in continued growth and includes the purchase of 2 Sodick Wire EDM Machines, a Mazak Quickturn Nexus 450-II which incorporates live milling tools plus 2 new Hurco... > MORE

Infrared Welding Seals Repeat Business for Altec

Infrared Welding Seals Repeat Business for Altec

Date Added 22/07/2013

As a manufacturer of special purpose machines, Altec Engineering is constantly presented with new challenges that require innovative ideas and the selection of the most appropriate technologies to deliver the optimum production solution. When asked to develop a... > MORE

Apprentices Are The Lifeblood For ALTEC

Apprentices Are The Lifeblood For ALTEC

Date Added 17/06/2013

There is currently much debate in the media and within Government circles, relating to apprenticeships as a means of providing employment for young people. Much more important however is the key role that apprenticeships will play, if we are to build the skill... > MORE

Oil & Gas Drive Growth For Altec

Oil & Gas Drive Growth For Altec

Date Added 28/05/2013

Since its inception in 1978, Altec Engineering has served a diverse customer base in a number of market sectors. Quickly gaining a reputation for engineering excellence, the company became one of the North Easts major suppliers to the Defence industry, providing... > MORE