Amid the challenging manufacturing landscape of recent times, Ronson Gears has concentrated on diversifying into a wider range of industries and capabilities, investing in the best available manufacturing technologies to support this.

Ronson was established in 1954 and has gone from a manual gear manufacturing and machining shop to a CNC production facility with a key focus on utomation. The company employs 37 personnel and is ISO9001 and AS9100C certified.

With a growing aerospace and defence industry, Ronson Gears has focused on developing relationships with some of the world’s largest manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers in this field. To support its endeavours, it achieved AS9100C certification by enhancing and developing sophisticated manufacturing systems and verification processes.

The company also sought out a machine that will enhance its competitive advantage. Investing in a Studer S145 internal and external cylindrical grinding machine from Headland Machinery, it is able to manufacture tight toleranced parts for any market. Gavin New, grandson to founder Ronald New, says the Studer has improved lead times and quality by bringing work back in-house.

“Typically we subcontracted all of our grinding work,” he says. “But now with the Studer, bringing that work back gives us greater control over the throughput of work, quality and cost, which is already benefiting our existing customer base.”

The investment of the S145 will allow Ronson Gears to tap into the growing aerospace market, and produce the quality of work demanded by this industry.

“We always endeavour to raise the bar from a quality perspective, that’s where the Studer comes into play,” adds Gavin. “There’s potential to win a substantial amount of work in the commercial aerospace market and by having the Studer S145, it gives Ronson Gears every chance to do so.”

Studer has been synonymous with precision, quality and durability for decades. With 100 years experience producing world-renowned machine tools, the Studer S145 Internal Grinding machine guarantees high productivity and production quality.

“Our investments enable us to manufacture products to a high standard, that continually exceed customers’ expectations,” Gavin says. “We invested in the Studer because they have the reputation as a market leader and after working with the machine for a few months now we can certainly understand why.”