North American growth for CCR

Exciting news today as CCR has been selected to supply a North American Aerospace company with parts for Columbia Helicopters end use. Hopefully this is the start of a long and growing relationship. Looking forward to getting out to Indianapolis soon to meet the team.

New Business for CCR

We’re pleased to announce that we have been selected to supply a tier 1 Aerospace company, headquartered in India 🇮🇳 with roll formed steel sections that make up part of the wiper blade assembly currently used across a range of global OEM’s for both rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft.

Similar in design to the wiper system on an car, these aerospace versions are designed to function in a much harsher environment including temperature extremes, aerodynamic loads and high vibrations, all while meeting the highest standards of reliability.

We can’t wait to get started and are looking forward to seeing the team out in Chennai soon ✈️

A Landmark in CCR HISTORY!

Today we have won our first EVER contract to supply the automotive industry with roll formed sheet metal parts! With a little help from an ex colleague (and now very good friend 😝) we have been successful in our bid to supply parts for a very well known auto manufacturer’ end use via a company in Birmingham.
Growth into new markets is very important to us after the pandemic and hopefully this is the start of many more to come!

Today’s purchase! A hydraulic Dimakin / Amob ring roller which will increase our capabilities in order to roll form and circle straight lengths of tube and bar. This machine has three powered rolls which allows us to use smooth tooling which decreases the risk of marking the material and allows us to form tighter radii. We can also manufacture bespoke tooling to suit any shape or size requirements. Our first order is on the way and we can’t wait to get started on this new project!

If you have any requirements for circling tube or bar please get in touch!

It is with great sadness that we have to let you know that our founder, Dennis Harper has passed away.

Dennis founded the company in 1979, starting out roll forming engine liners for Rolls-Royce and locking bands for chimney flue applications, that we still manufacture today.

Thank you, Dennis.

Rest In Peace.

New aerospace wins form the perfect year for CCR Forming

A Black Country manufacturer is on course for its best-ever year after winning a string of new aerospace contracts.

CCR Forming Ltd, which is a leading precision cold roll formed metal rings producer, has sealed deals to supply high quality engine components to several global primes and tiers 1s, which has boosted its sales towards £1m by the end of 2022.

The ‘wins’ mark the start of a concerted strategy from the Tipton-based company to target opportunities in the sector, a sector that is desperately trying to work through a backlog of orders and volumes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Aerospace customers are looking for greater security of supply and shorter lead times, two attributes that the family-owned business has built its 42-year reputation on.

“Our technical expertise is really in demand by the big aero manufacturers, and this has seen our sales accelerate from £700,000 per annum to an expected £1m turnover this year,” explained Paul Harper, Managing Director of CCR Forming Ltd.

“That’s just the start for us. We believe there are lots of new opportunities out there and we are investing heavily to ensure we can attract them by delivering world class quality, precision parts, short lead teams and on-time delivery performance.”

He continued: “The new branding and rename to CCR Forming Ltd reflects a more modern approach and we are just about to press the button on a £100,000 investment in an in-house welding shop. This will give us more capacity and the agility to turnaround emergency jobs.”

CCR Forming Ltd, which is AS9100 accredited and holds supplier approvals with Leonardo, Rolls-Royce, and ITP, will be taking its new-look and range of critical components to Farnborough International Airshow this month when it exhibits as part of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance Cluster (1320 POD 23 HALL 1).

Experts from the firm will be on hand to talk to visitors about its roll forming capabilities, working with material thicknesses ranging from 0.20mm up to 4mm.

It can also manufacture in all grades of alloys, carbon steels, stainless steels, aluminium and titanium, with the roll forming and circling methods comparing favourably with more expensive techniques including machined forgings and spinning.

Craig Fullwood, who joined in 2021 as the new Operations Director, continued: “Farnborough is an excellent place to showcase what we do and gives us the ideal platform to talk to existing and potential clients about how we can solve their pain points, whether that is complexity of part, cost savings or ensuring they get components when they need them.

“The process starts with our CAD specialists who can support with product development and then we can offer clients access to forming, tool manufacture, expanding, welding and pressings. It’s proving a very attractive offer.

Employing 13 people at its Railway Street factory in the Black Country, CCR Forming also supplies into heating and ventilation, telecoms, rail, renewables and its traditional market of couplers for chimney flue manufacturers.

Farnborough Airshow 2022

After all the lockdown restrictions and online meetings it will be fantastic to see everyone face to face at what will be our FIRST EVER airshow! We’re delighted to be a part of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance cluster and to be exhibiting at this fantastic show for the first time. Roll on July!

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New Investments For The Future Of CCR

Investment in a new single pass rolling machine. Though the rolling mills at CCR can form rings in many shapes and diameters there is a limit, based on the height from the floor, as to how large a diameter ring that can be formed. For this reason the company has commissioned the manufacture of a brand new single pass roll forming machine which at a stroke allows the company to form high tolerance rings up to a diameter of three meters.

Celebrating 40 Years In Business

October 10th 2019 marked our 40th birthday! Back in October 1979, Commercial Circling and Rolling was formed and started trading, manufacturing sheet metal rings.
Founded by Dennis Harper, father of current Managing Director Paul Harper, the firm started out by rolling engine liners for the Aerospace industry. This was coupled with customers in the chimney flue and heating and ventilation sector and the company continues to thrive today, still servicing the same customers and having added new ones along the way.