A Red Carpet Event

It has been hotting up over the last few weeks and we aren’t just talking about the weather! No, we are talking about Krantech’s red carpet, star studded grand opening of their NEW CNC facility at Colliery House, Colliery Close, Staveley S43 3QE.

A champagne reception was the order of the day, as over 60 Guests travelled far and wide to view the new facility.

The guest list included Krantech’s loyal subsea oil and gas clients, to new clients in the Nuclear and Energy sector. Also in attendance was the Chesterfield Mayor and Mayoress, Vicar of St Marys All Saints Church, along with local banks, funding agencies, local council and educational establishments, who arrived in their droves to enjoy this much anticipated official opening on 20 July 2016.

Formally opening the event, Mel Myronko CEO spoke of the companies journey, the high points and the difficult times during which they embarked with SCR Regional Growth Fund to build a second site, placing them in pole position to take enquiries in for new market sectors as well as supporting their own in-house machining requirements. Discussing openly with all attendees the future plans for the site and where the growth will be. Mel said “It’s been hard work and one of the largest financial commitments of my whole working life, but I’m ecstatic to finally see the hard work and persistence pays off”. Mel then extended his thanks to the main sponsors Robinson Construction, Ruane Transport and Towergate Insurance who have all supported the event and given ongoing support during Krantech’s normal daily business activities and to their supplier sponsors Cromwell Tools and Kyocera Unimerco Tooling Ltd who attended and exhibited.

Martin Wright, Director of Supply Chain at OneSubsea then spoke of their long established relationship with Krantech, a testament to the excellent work and high performance that had been demonstrated over time. Martin said “It is truly an honour to open Krantech’s new CNC facility which will clearly enhance their capabilities and support our ongoing relationship. As a major customer of Krantech, OneSubsea is demanding of high performance and it’s very timely to demonstrate Krantech’s commitment to this by presenting our Silver Award for 12 consecutive months of on time delivery and zero instances of quality defects”. Martin then unveiled the plaque formally opening the new facility.

During the event all the guests enjoyed a tour of the facility from Paul Wright (Director), Steve Myronko (Director), Dave Meadows (Senior Manager) and Jo Bekis (Sales & Marketing). Guests even had an opportunity to take part in some quality inspection testing. The day was a huge success and the Mayor looked to have thoroughly enjoy the event, getting interactive and having a go with the CMM arm that quality inspects manufactured components to precise specification.

Ambitious Year 9 and 10 students from The Bolsover School particularly enjoyed learning about the CNC X, Y, Z axis co-ordinates and how important programming the machines are. Mrs Crossley from The Bolsover School said “It is fantastic that you have invited us as it is a great opportunity for the students to learn more about the world of work and in particular engineering. We have enthusiastic students who are very inquisitive, we would love to arrange another visit and do more partnership working with Krantech in the future”.

Krantech was 2015 winner of the East Midlands Chamber Awards for ‘Best use of Technology’ and runner up for ‘People Development’.
Krantech pride themselves in having a long established apprenticeship programme and it is very important for Krantech to open up their doors to budding Engineers and engage with local schools and colleges to ensure any skills gaps are matched.
It was certainly a celebration day for all at Krantech, their friends, family, suppliers, educational partners, business support agencies, existing clients and potential new clients. What a week for a day in the life of Krantech. Cheers everyone for your continued support.

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What our clients say

"Good news - A Happy Client"

I just want to share some good news, I’m with the JSM Project Directors from CVX and Cameron and they were really happy about the positive result. Please tell all your guys on the shop floor that our Client is happy and he is hard to satisfy. They did a good job on this.

Christian Sulzer
Project Quality Engineer , Cameron GmbH

"A Dedicated Team"

OneSubsea have worked with Krantech Holdings from the beginning. During this time they have undertaken a variety of work on time and to budget. One of our recent projects the refurbishment of two PGB’s undertaken was excellent. The Krantech workshop co-ordination and work put behind achieving the successful completion of the PGB’s I don’t think it would have gone so well without the commitment and dedication shown by the Krantech Team. Achieving getting them complete to the required standard by OneSubsea goes to show our working relationship is second to none

Raj Shergill CEng MIMechE
Project Manager , OneSubsea

"High Standards"

It is great to see companies like yours expanding and investing in additional facilities and workforce and I was very interested to hear about your successful apprentice program. A great achievement.

The quality of work so far has been of the highest standard and the new reporting structure we spoke about for each project will only help to maintain your On Time Delivery performance. Your vision, bolstered by your “can do” attitude will, no doubt, secure business for many years to come

James Birdsall
Site Manager , BP