In these testing times, the team on the shop floor at JB Springs can be proud of contributing to the fight against Coronavirus. Over the last eight weeks we have been manufacturing springs for ventilators, hospital beds, and our 3D printer has been producing components for PPE visors. These springs for ventilators were manufactured and dispatched within 24 hours of the order being received.
JB Springs is putting its 3D printing technology to good use during these difficult times by producing the face shields to help local frontline workers to stay safe.
Over the course of 2020 three employees will be celebrating two decades with John Binns & Son Springs. The first to reach this milestone was our Sales Director David Whitfield (pictured second from the right) last month who, unfortunately, was forced to celebrate the occasion at home while the lockdown was in full effect. Congratulations David! Let's hope the next two can be celebrated when some sense of normality returns.
JB Springs recently installed a new LED2D-140 inspection camera from industry leaders MicroStudio. The camera is able to detect and precisely measure springs and wireforms with amazing speed when the parts are placed on the instrument’s table. The mechanism allows springs or wireform parts up to 500mm long to be measured as the camera can track along the length of the measurement table. JB Springs’ managing director, Alex Driver, commented, “This new investment shows our commitment to stay at [...]
As concerns about the spread and impact of coronavirus increase, we feel it is important to outline how we are addressing this situation. The ramifications of factory closures, employee quarantines and transports disruptions have already been seen by companies dependent on Chinese supply chains and these could become more significant with European supply chains, especially with the lockdown now in place in northern Italy. Governments are moving to try to contain the spread of the virus but these measures [...]
We have been asked by a number of our customers if our supply chain is likely to be affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus originating from China. As a UK manufacturer, we source the vast majority of our raw materials from the UK and Europe and do not have any originating from China. As a result, our supply chain is currently unaffected by the coronavirus. We will, of course, advise if the situation changes. Companies should act promptly [...]
Recently JB Springs visited Low Ash Primary School in Shipley, following a competition at Bradford Science Week. JB Springs took Springtelligence to the Year 3 classes at Low Ash Primary School and taught them the basics of springs and where they are used in our daily lives. The pupils carried out an experiment, which involved looking at how increased extension of a spring-loaded catapult provided a greater force. This was done by measuring how far chocolate snowmen and Santa Claus [...]
As part of JB Springs' Christmas day out, the team visited M-Sport in Cockermouth. M-Sport operates a flourishing global motorsport business and provides the engineering expertise behind the award-winning range of Ford rally cars, as well as the Bentley Continental GT3. The JB team was treated to a tour of facilities, and also undertook some team-building exercises as part of a presentation about the future plans for JB Springs. Thank you M-Sport for having us, it was a great [...]
We were delighted to welcome fellow Skipton-based STEM ambassadors and teachers to JB Springs last week. MD Alex Driver led the group on a tour of the factory, as well as discussing how important it is to support kids who find it hard to engage with school by showcasing the range of activities developed through our Springtelligence programme over the last two years. It was great to see others demonstrating their passion & enthusiasm for sharing the excitement of [...]
JB Springs’ innovative new e-commerce website has been shortlisted in the ‘Web Development Project of the Year’ category in the 2019 Digital Entrepreneur Awards. The website has been nearly two years in development and has gradually evolved during that time to now offer, what we believe, is the slickest, most comprehensive online custom spring buying experience in the world. JBSprings48.com allows the user to create and order over 200 million product (spring) variations based on their inputs and once [...]