Giggleswick School Receive Springtelligence Class & Factory Tour

JB Springs’ managing director, Alex Driver, was recently invited to Giggleswick School to give a presentation on all things springs-related to their junior school. The talks were well-received with lots of questions and interest from the students, such as, “Do you think you could go a whole day without using a spring?”  (The answer being, it’s very unlikely.) As a follow up to these talks, the Year 6 group recently came to JB Springs for a tour of the [...]

By |2024-04-24T13:51:10+01:00April 24th, 2024|

See You At SIFER 2023!

From 28th to the 30th March, David Whitfield from JB Springs will be attending the premier rail industry event SIFER in Lille, France, the only international B2B rail event which has been held every two years since 1999. Of the event, David commented, “The rail industry is an important sector for John Binns and CGR. Our broad range of production technologies and our diversified geographic footprint are key assets that provide value to our customers around the world. We [...]

By |2023-03-22T10:50:59+00:00March 22nd, 2023|

First part for CGR International and use of the CGR strain laboratory

Since officially becoming part of the CGR International family in January of this year, we have now produced our first ever part for CGR Montrichard – which was more than a bit unusual…! The part is a 16mm wire, variable pitch, conical spring. It was great to be able to support another company within the CGR group and we’re excited for the future opportunities which will become available to us. Another market-leading aspect of the CGR group is their [...]

By |2023-03-22T10:44:54+00:00March 8th, 2023|

Another Accomplished JB Springs Apprentice

It is always fantastic to celebrate the achievements of our apprentices. Recently, Scott Tennant – who started with us at JB Springs in December of 2018 – completed his Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship (Machinist Pathway) and has enrolled to complete the Level 4 Higher National Certificate. Congratulations Scott, your hard work is much appreciated here at JB Springs and we are sure you will do just as well in your next certification!

By |2023-03-22T10:41:58+00:00March 2nd, 2023|

CGR establishes a base in the UK with acquisition of John Binns & Son (Springs) Limited

CGR establishes a base in the UK thanks to the acquisition of John Binns & Son (Springs) Limited CGR, co-designer and manufacturer of mechanic and mechatronic components in Europe, America and Asia is pleased to announce the acquisition of John Binns Springs, a British specialist manufacturer of wire springs. With over 128 years’ experience and market-leading expertise using the most advanced technologies, John Binns Springs supports its customers in the design and manufacture of springs and wire-formed parts. John [...]

By |2023-01-18T13:43:38+00:00January 18th, 2023|

A Fond Farewell

In December last year, Nicola Card – daughter of the late Trevor Driver, original director at John Binns – retired from the business to run her new venture of Cracoe Café. Nicola has played a pivotal part in the company for the last 25 years, and will be incredibly missed here by all. She had a close relationship with customers – handling any and all queries and enquiries they may have – and turned her hand to any area [...]

By |2023-01-05T15:57:03+00:00January 5th, 2023|

Ian Smith Award Winner

Each year, we choose a John Binns employee as the winner of the Ian Smith Award. The award’s recipient is the colleague considered to have most positively contributed to the company, and it is so-named in honour of Ian Smith who passed away in August 2019 – his 40th year with JB Springs. It was a unanimous decision as a company that our Production Supervisor Mark Houldsworth would receive the Ian Smith Award. Mark joined JB Springs back in [...]

By |2023-01-04T16:34:36+00:00December 4th, 2022|

JB Springs Visit The Boyle and Petyt Primary School

Back in September, we volunteered through our position as STEM Ambassadors to take part in the STEM Pen Friends Project. The project’s creation aimed to give children the opportunity to develop their literacy skills as well as gain more of an understanding as to what working in STEM may entail. We were partnered with The Boyle & Petyt school – just down the road in Beamsley – and sent them a PowerPoint presentation all about JB Springs and the [...]

By |2024-04-24T13:35:46+01:00November 4th, 2022|

This Month in STEM History

JB Springs was established as a spring manufacturer back in 1895. We’re always keen to dive not only into the history of the company but also the history of the engineering industry as a whole. We appreciate how past events have shaped and evolved the industry as we know it today. The month of June in years gone by saw many major STEM events occur, including: 1st June 1907 Frank Whittle, English aviation engineer and inventor of the jet [...]

By |2022-07-15T08:22:29+01:00June 22nd, 2022|

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John Binns & Son (Springs) Ltd. Airedale Business Centre, Ghyll Way, North Yorkshire, Skipton BD23 2DD, For Sat Nav please use BD23 2TZ

Phone: 01756 797979

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