Recruitment

Due to rapid growth & expansion we are currently looking to recruit Production & Despatch Operatives on a 2-3 month temporary contract. This could lead to permanent contracts for the right individuals.

Duties include: packing & loading, moulding, compression, lamination, kitting & assembly and die cut operations.

You will be required to work 40 hours per week across a three shift system:

06:00 -14:00/14:00-22:00/22:00-06:00 (premium rates for night shift workers)

You must be able to work a rotating shift pattern.  Weekend working may be also be required so candidates must be flexible.

Previous experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential.

Despatch Operatives must have a current FLT licence.

To apply please email your CV to hr@blachforduk.com

Blachford UK Ltd acquires H&H Acoustics

Blachford UK Ltd has acquired the special vehicles division from the Administrators of the Hodgson & Hodgson Group (H&H).

H&H – which was founded in 1890 and is a leading supplier of thermal and acoustic products and services to the construction, automotive, rail and domestic appliance industries.

The acquisition will result in jobs relocating from H&H’s historic base in Melton Mowbray to Blachford UK’s HQ in Chesterfield. The move will result in more press work being undertaken and the addition of an industrial sewing department at Blachford, creating over 20 new jobs in Chesterfield.

Jason Lippitt, Managing Director of Blachford UK Ltd, said: “While we must acknowledge that it is sad the century-old Hodgson & Hodgson name will no longer be in existence and that we can’t bring everyone from Melton Mowbray with us to Chesterfield, this is a very positive move that will see us add some great new roles, skills and experience to the Blachford team that we can take to new and existing markets.”

“Although the business has no polyurethane products, it has been very successful with thermal and acoustic insulation for industrial vehicles, adding a further string to the Blachford UK bow.”

Blachford UK has itself undergone something of a change of its own of late – in name, at least – having rebranded from TMAT Ltd to Blachford UK, operating under the Blachford Acoustics Group banner. Blachford UK (formerly TMAT) continues to operate from its facility in Chesterfield and is led by the same leadership team, headed up by Jason Lippitt.

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TMAT rebrands to Blachford UK – but it’s business as usual

As of 1st February 2017, TMAT will operate under the banner of Blachford Acoustics Group, with the new name of Blachford UK Ltd.

TMAT – as it was known – will continue to operate as it has done from its facility in Chesterfield and will be led by the same leadership team, headed up by Jason Lippitt. Existing customers and suppliers will continue to deal with the same people in the same way they have done previously.

The brand change reflects the multi-million-pound acquisition of TMAT by the Blachford Corporation in 2014. Blachford Acoustics Group serves to represent the businesses under its brand umbrella that supply acoustical and thermal materials, moulded headliners and trim, and floor mats and floor systems.

Jason Lippitt, who will continue as the Managing Director of Blachford UK Ltd, the UK arm of Blachford Acoustics Group, said: “It really is business as usual, and our customers and suppliers will continue to deal with the same people in the same way, thereby benefitting from the levels of service that have always helped this business stand apart from any competitors”.

“The brand change is part of a natural progression that sees our company – and all the others operating under the Blachford Acoustics Group – come under the same collective banner.”

Blachford UK Ltd is a major supplier of polyurethane floor mats, headliners, and trims for many OEM’s across Europe producing agricultural and construction equipment, high performance and specialist vehicles, as well as supplying acoustic material solutions for a variety of industrial applications. The acquisition of the business has allowed Blachford to provide common, co-ordinated solutions in both North America and Europe.

The purchase has also meant that no other company in the world operating in the off-highway sector has the focus and resources Blachford Acoustics Group now has at its disposal. The Blachford Acoustics Laboratory and Research Centre is a world-class facility featuring a large hemi-anechoic chamber equipped with a heavy-duty dynamometer, a reverberation room and a transmission loss suite.

Blachford Acoustics Group recently launched its new website. Establishing its own standalone website enables Blachford Acoustics Group to cement its own identity within the overall Blachford Corporation and better serve its customers by providing an easy-to-use, interactive website that can be accessed around the world from a plethora of devices.

 

TMAT Employee Awarded ITOPS Distinction

TMAT employee Theresa Morton has been awarded a distinction in International Trade Operations and Procedures (ITOPs).

The award was presented by Scott Knowles, Chief Executive of East Midlands Chamber, at a special lunch in Chesterfield.

ITOPs is a recognised qualification, covering the main elements of export administration, including documentation, Customs and Excise and other legal requirements, payments and dispatch and shipping and is accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) with all delegates receiving the BCC Foundation Award in International Trade.

The course was delivered by the Chamber in partnership with Fidelitas Training and sponsored by 512 (Sheffield) Ltd.

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Theresa Morton (middle) receives aware from Scott Knowles – Chamber’s Chief Executive

PA to TMAT Directors receives Fellowship of EPAA

Jo Kisgory, PA to TMAT Directors, has been awarded a fellowship of Executive & Personal Assistants Association (EPAA), the new national body for one of the most unique, diverse and talented professions in the working world.

As the UK’s leading professional body for Executive and Personal Assistants, EPAA’s mission is to champion, promote and develop the Assistant profession.

The association is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive, innovative and empowering environment, where our members can develop expertise to maximise effectiveness and satisfaction in their Assistant careers.

Jo, who has worked for TMAT for 12 years, said of her EPAA fellowship: “The role of a PA is fairly unique, challenging but ultimately rewarding one.

“It takes dedication, good judgement and versatility, so I’m delighted to be recognised by my profession and EPAA, and it is also reassuring to know that we now have an association that both represents and supports PAs in their challenging roles.”

TMAT’s Theresa Completes Charity Skydive

TMAT employee Theresa Morton has raised an amazing £1386 Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice with a skydive.

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Theresa Morton following her skydive

Bluebell Wood in North Anston, Sheffield, cares for and supports children and young adults with a shortened life expectancy and a range of complex medical needs. It offers a range of services, including: day care; respite care; end of life treatment and care; community support; and a young adults group.

Bluebell Wood is a place filled with laughter and love. Families are given the chance to relax, take a break and have fun. It organises fun activities for families to create special memories together, including soft play, gardens, a sensory room and play/music therapy areas.

Sessions for children and families include play and music therapy, bereavement counselling, and befriending amongst others.

Bluebell Wood is only one of 53 children’s hospices in the country. Whilst at the Hospice, families can use of all the facilities, including delicious home-cooked meals, which takes the extra stress away from family members. This means that this precious time can be spent together as a family to have fun and create special memories. In addition, the staff team organises trips and experiences tailored to each family. Children and families can have their own space in surroundings very different from a typical healthcare setting, and they can come and go as they wish. Many of the families enjoy being able to take their loved ones around the extensive gardens.

The hospice has two ‘end of life’ suites named Primrose and Forget-Me-Not.

These purpose built accommodation suites are where families can stay after their child has passed away, giving them the space and time to say their special goodbyes.

The child stays in a special room very close to their parent’s bedroom, so they are never far from each other. Team members also create special keepsakes, including hand and foot moulds and memory box items. The team also provide emotional and practical support through this very tough time.

Families are welcome to stay in the suites, which are complete with their own lounge and dining facilities, until their child’s funeral. This gives family members and friends the opportunity to visit at any time.

Theresa said of Bluebell Wood: “I speak from the heart when I say that the work they do is absolutely fantastic – the staff are so committed and compassionate.”

Theresa continues to raise money for Bluebell Wood and also recently ran the Retford Half Marathon in support of it.

http://www.bluebellwood.org/

 

TMAT Appoints new Operations Director

TMAT – the global manufacturer of acoustic components for industrial and agricultural vehicles – has appointed Matthew Stanway to the role of Operations Director.

Matthew brings over 28 years of manufacturing experience, having started his career as an apprentice engineer for Rolls Royce. Subsequently, Matthew has held a variety of leadership roles in the UK, Japan and Italy in a number of industry sectors, including Aerospace, Automotive and FMCG.

Together with his engineering, process and business management knowledge, Matthew brings a culture of lean manufacturing to TMAT. His new role will see him take full responsibility for all operational aspects of the company’s Chesterfield based facility, as well as purchasing and planning.

On his appointment, Jason Lippitt, TMAT managing director, said:

“Throughout his career, Matthew has demonstrated principled leadership and has a strong track record of delivering positive change. We are really looking forward to acting on Matthew’s ideas to take our operations to the next level.”

Matthew Stanway added:

“I’m delighted to be joining TMAT, a company that has such a strong reputation in the design and manufacture of the best acoustic solutions in the business. My aim is to build on TMAT’s existing Research & Development and engineering excellence, and position the business as a world class manufacturing facility.”

TMAT – which forms part of the Blachford Acoustics Group – designs and engineers innovative solutions to Noise, Vibration and Harshness for Industrial Vehicles that it knows are the best in the industry.

Blachford Inc. Awarded Cat Platinum Status

In December of 2015, Blachford Incorporated was awarded Platinum status by Caterpillar in accordance with the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process. Blachford employees have worked tirelessly to achieve this highly-sought after accolade, building off previously earned status of Gold, Silver and Bronze. This is the top distinction offered by Cat among its plethora of suppliers and Blachford are honoured to be recognized as a Platinum supplier. A formal presentation was due to take place at Blachford on Monday, January 25th 2016.
Blachford Inc. was most recently awarded Gold certification in December of 2013 and  are proud of the relationship they have built with Caterpillar, which began over 40 years ago. The drive to exceed customer expectations has been essential to the evolution of the product line and helps  to provide unparalleled solutions in a variety of markets.
About Blachford Inc.
Blachford Inc. is a business unit of the Blachford Acoustics Group, a leading manufacturer of acoustical and thermal products. The facility in West Chicago is also home to the Blachford Acoustics Laboratory, which spearheads research and development for the Blachford Acoustics Group. For additional information about Blachford Inc. or the Blachford Acoustics Group, please visit http://www.blachford.ca/

TMAT Donates Cash to Sheffield Children’s Hospice

TMAT will be spreading goodwill via email this year after donating its festive greetings card budget to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which offers care and support to children with shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and its hospice in North Anston, Sheffield.

The Christmas donations comes on the back of one of our employees, Shane Nettle having his head shaved and legs waxed before cycling 17 miles to the hospice to deliver proceeds of his bold fundraising efforts.

In addition, we are also holding a non-uniform day on Wednesday 23rd December, when all staff will be donning festive wear in return for a charity donation.  In the new year we will also be organising a ‘Bag it up week’.  Staff will be encouraged to fill bags with unwanted items.  The items will then be sold in Bluebell Wood’s charity shops.