50 years of engineering excellence at Southern Manufacturing

Leading UK precision sheetmetal work manufacturer, Fife Fabrications (Fifab), is celebrating 50 years in business next year, having been in operation since 1972.

For 50 years the company has manufactured precision sheetmetal work, electromechanical assemblies, and precision machined components in the UK, offering a complete service from design for manufacture support, to manufacturing and full customer delivery.

The 50th anniversary celebrations will coincide with the company’s presence at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics show in Farnborough, being held on February 8th – 10th.

Fife Fabrications says its team provides an approach to building relationships that generates trust, customer service excellence and a seamless and integrated offering for its customers across the UK.

Based in Glenrothes in Fife, Fife Fabrications continual investment in lean manufacturing, people and processes means it offers its services at the lowest possible overall acquisition cost.

Like most businesses during the challenging period of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Fifab team had to respond swiftly to ensure a strong business recovery plan was implemented with a range of security and safety measures. This included the introduction of shift work, home working and factory process modifications, to ensure the business was able to both service its customers and safeguard its staff, whilst ensuring it created a positive position from which the business could continue to flourish.

Managing director, John Penman, commented: “We’re delighted to have stayed in business for 50 years and to have used that time to develop local talent, regularly engage with our community and build long-lasting relationships with our customers across the UK. Fife Fabrications has always been focused on continual investment in technology, people and processes.

“Our aim is to further build our capabilities and expertise to continue to provide customer service which is a cut above. I’d like to thank our loyal customers, our team, and our suppliers for supporting Fifab to get to this milestone. We will continue to invest in our growth, our equipment, our people and in young talent to support the upskilling of the next generation. Not only does this ensure we can create opportunities for our workforce and develop a fantastic team, but it also allows us to build a pipeline of skilled and talented experts who will deliver for our customers for the next fifty years.”

Fife Fabrications



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