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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
JB Springs hosted engineering and motor vehicle students from Keighley College as part of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks. Russell Baker, the college’s motor vehicle course leader thanked the JB Springs team adding that feedback was really positive with students gaining a lot from the visit. A further party of students from The Holy Family School in Keighley also enjoyed an afternoon visit the JB Springs factory. Both groups were given a factory tour as well as a talk on Springtelligence [...]
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 [...]
Earlier this month JB Springs attended a careers fair at South Craven School. We spoke with many students about pursuing a career in engineering and the apprenticeships we offer. Our aim at JB Springs is to take on 2 or 3 new apprentices each year, some of whom have come from South Craven School previously, so this was a great opportunity to engage current students about careers in engineering and what JB Springs can offer as an employer. Photo [...]
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. [...]