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 [...]
Work is already underway at Skipton Girls’ High School as they prepare to enter several teams in the Land Rover 4X4 In Schools competition again. Last year SGHS reached the National Finals of the competition and the 4x4 teams have been really busy developing their 4x4 cars in preparation for the Regional Finals on the 10th January, held at the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering. JB Springs went along to help provide advice and support to the teams in [...]
JB Springs have recently acquired the UR10 E series, a six axis robotic arm that is currently undergoing Springtelligence training before it joins the production team. The UR10 E series has five key benefits, including: flexible deployment, easy programing, fast set-up, fast payback and unobstructed collaboration for greater productivity. The robotic arm has been dubbed the Universal Robot family’s most powerful robot. At JB Springs, we are continually striving to develop our linear manufacturing, therefore investing in a universal [...]
Congratulations to former employee, Ian Peel, who was part of the coaching team for the winning Saracens rugby team at Twickenham in the Championship final last month. The Saracens secured the double by overturning an 11-point deficit to defeat Exeter Chiefs in a gripping Gallagher Premiership final. Read the match report here.
JB Springs have recently moved into the neighbouring unit which has added an extra 5,500 sq ft of manufacturing space to our Skipton site. The facilities increase the production capacity of JB Springs as we continue to employ a lean manufacturing ethos.
JB Springs have recently taken an order to produce a spring to replicate one used by Marilyn Manson during his ‘Guns, God and Government’ tour in 2001. The spring was used by the band’s keyboard player ‘Pogo’ to swing a keyboard from – this can be seen throughout the video of the L.A. performance below but up close at roughly 47 minutes 14 seconds. Our spring will be used by a Marilyn Manson tribute act from Bradford. Warning: Video [...]
JB Springs is now a certified member of ‘Made in Britain’, a growing community of British manufacturers from all around the UK, dedicated to the very highest standards of UK manufacturing. The Made in Britain mark is accredited to businesses that sell goods that have been manufactured in Britain before sale. Over our 120 year history as a British spring manufacturer, we have established an enviable reputation for quality in the manufacture of safety-critical parts and know the importance [...]
After their win at the regional competition, JB Springs went back to assist Skipton Girls’ High School’s 4x4 team in their preparation for their appearance at the National Final of the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools competition The team required a new spring to replace the damper and spring combination they used for the regional competition. Spring engineers from JB Springs helped them to redesign the spring and will make sure it’s manufactured in time to be fitted to [...]
JB Springs recently ran a competition with a few regional universities to design a mascot for Springtelligence. The brief was to design an avatar to promote Springtelligence that would appeal to 5-10 year olds and in some way relate to springs. We received entries from Leeds Arts University, Leeds University and Manchester Metropolitan University. Once all of the entries were in, each employee was given the opportunity to vote for their favourite. Suzy Ellwood’s design from Leeds Arts University [...]
JB Springs apprentices and employees who fail to solve a series of spring based problems may find themselves spending more time at work than they planned. As part of our Springtelligence training and education programme, we have created an escape room which will be used as a hands-on form of assessment for the Level 1 Springtelligence course we run internally. The escape room is inside the original office from the John Binns & Son Factory at Fleece Street, Keighley. [...]