02 August 2022

Rhodes Interform, part of Group Rhodes, has completed a significant aerospace industry contract.

The Wakefield-based company has successfully completed phase one of two for the refit of a 1989 vintage 3000 Ton 'Chester Hydraulics' SPF press, at BAE Systems Samlesbury in the North West.

The press is a critical piece of equipment for the manufacture of major parts for the Typhoon (Eurofighter) Aircraft.

Peter Anderton, Rhodes Interform's technical director, said: "This is a specialist repair to the 'hotbox' ensuring the stringent temperature accuracies required during the manufacturing process are maintained. We won the contract based on our vast expertise in the manufacture, design and repair of SPF presses in the aerospace sector. 

"The lockdown was obviously a difficult time for the industry, but over the past few months we have won a number of contracts for both new machinery and equipment refurbishment. We are very optimistic for the continued recovery of the UK aerospace sector."

Rhodes Interform's parent company Group Rhodes, based in West Yorkshire, boasts a 200-year metalforming history and has also been manufacturing presses to form composite materials from as early as the 1930s.


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