In order for Burcas Ltd, who is celebrating 80 years of operation this year, to progress to the next stage of growth, 18 months ago a clear strategy was developed in order to maximise the skill base, approvals and all-round management and technical capability.
A natural fit for a number of markets including Energy, Nuclear, Oil and Gas; Medical; Defence and Aerospace; and Rail and Engineering, Burcas possesses the capacity range to produce small intricate components up to large structural parts.
Therefore, diversification is an important part of the strategy to ensure that, as well as the Precision Machining division, the Precision Tooling and Grinding, Paper and Plastic Cutting Tools activity, and Hard Metal Supplies divisions play a vital role in the growth plan.
Furthermore, a large amount of interest in the company’s Inventory Management – KANBAN – capability is evident, enabling Burcas to support several key accounts in the Defence and Engineering markets. Pre-determined batch sizes allow stock to be created for on-site KANBAN support guaranteeing cost effective continuity of supply. Strategically the many years of experience in this activity of the business has provided great potential for the growth of Burcas.
The first major step in the strategy was to ensure that the necessary accreditation and approval for each individual market was firmly in place. In addition, management re-organisation and capital investment have also created the correct environment to support its customers’ demands and requirements.