In April CBE+ undertook the challenge to machine critical components for the ventilators in an extremely short timeframe to support the UK NHS throughout the COVID 19 pandemic. All areas of the business put time, effort and dedication into ensuring the job was done well and on time. Rolls Royce were a member of the VentilatorChallengeUK consortium and depended on SMEs like CBE+ to produce thousands of parts for the unexpected orders.
Fabio Cosenza, Business development manager at CBE+ said “The plaque was personally delivered by Greg Turner-Smart, Business Improvement Manager at Rolls Royce and reads “Your energy, ingenuity and camaraderie made a tremendous difference, you are a shining example of the best the UK has to offer”, a humbling tribute and great reflection of the hard work and long hours our team contributed towards the national effort to save lives threatened by COVID19.”
Marie Cooper, CEO said “I am extremely proud that Rolls Royce have selected us for the recognition, it shows the dedication of our employees which is essential to our business and its growth. We offer CNC machining and Electroless nickel plating to AS9100 certified standards and have therefore have previously focused on the aerospace, defence and oil & gas markets. Working on the ventilator order, which was new to us and required rapid turnaround has highlighted the amount of work we would do in the medical, and other sectors if we put our mind to it. Being adaptable is key in COVID19!”