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Unlike many other companies, we manufacture all our lifting equipment in the UK at our purpose built facility in Derbyshire. This has many benefits; short lead times; high quality standards and our ability to design and manufacture bespoke items.

At Penny Hydraulics, we pride ourselves in our agile manufacturing capabilities which helps us meet the demands of our fast-moving marketplace. We place an extremely strong focus on rapid response to our customers – turning speed and agility into a key competitive advantage. We are perfectly placed to help customers take advantage of short windows of opportunity and to cope with fast changes in customer demand.

Our manufacturing excellence is best demonstrated by our work within the nuclear industry. In 2016 we have won a £370k mechanical handling contract for Sellafield Ltd who are the company responsible for safely delivering decommissioning, reprocessing and nuclear waste management activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. 

Nuclear has some of the most stringent regulations and highest quality standards of any industry and this is now the fifth year of us manufacturing for nuclear projects. Working to the latest regulations and standards, we utilise the latest 3D CAD and Finite Element Analysis Packages, as well as applying failure modes and effects analysis, risk assessment tools and As Low As Reasonably Practicable principles. 

We provide complete traceability and assurance throughout a project, understanding the need for high quality products and complete documentation in the form of Lifetime Quality Records (LQRs) for all items. Items are manufactured in accordance with our ISO 9001 procedures. 

Our facilities enable general machining, welding and fabrication (with coded welders and weld procedures), hydraulic testing with both mineral oil and fire resistant fluids, stress analysis, non-destructive testing, shot blasting and painting.

We are a Tier 2 supplier to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, which enables direct tender to the site licence companies responsible for decommissioning and clean-up at 17 UK nuclear sites.

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