Blachford Boost for Chesterfield Half Marathon Fun Run

Blachford UK has agreed an exciting partnership with the Redbrick Chesterfield Half Marathon. We are sponsoring this year’s family-friendly 1km Fun Run which is supporting the Half Marathon event on Sunday 21 October.
The Blachford 1km Fun Run will take place in Queen’s Park during the main event; and it’s all in aid of local charities, including Ashgate HospiceCare and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Last year more than 800 people signed up to the innaugaral Chesterfield Half Marathon and this year, even more runners are expected to take part. Blachford UK will be on hand to help out all runners as we’ve sponsored a hydration station on the day.

Blachford UK Team

As well as the 1km Fun Run, the Half Marathon will also be starting and finishing in Queen’s Park. Blachford colleagues and their families will pulling on their running shoes and taking part in both events.
The 1km Fun Run starts at 9.15am, followed 15 minutes later by runners in the main event, the Redbrik Half Marathon.
Jason Lippitt, Managing Director of Blachford UK, commented on the Fun Run sponsorship: “We are delighted to be supporting the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon this year and are looking forward to the event’s return. Many of the team at Blachford are from Chesterfield, so this is a great opportunity for us to come together at the event, have some fun and raise money for the local area.”
John Timms, events director at MLS Constracts, the organisers of the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon, said: “We’re really excited by our new partnership with Blachford UK.  Although it’s an international business, the company has strong community roots, particularly when it comes to raising money for good local causes such as Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. We’re looking forward to seeing this partnership develop.”
For more information on the event or to enter the Blachford Fun Run, please visit here.

The Blachford UK runners have created a just giving page which is linked directly to Bluebell Wood Hospice, any donations are gratefully accepted for this wonderful charity

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/BlachfordUK

Blachford UK Ltd – Work Experience Surprises Tupton Hall Pupil

Blachford UK Ltd played host to a year 10 pupil from Tupton Hall School recently as part of the company’s work experience programme – and we managed to surprise him!

Sam Stewardson, who lives in Clay Cross in Chesterfield, joined the team at Blachford’s Holmewood site for two weeks to learn all about the world of work & manufacturing.

Sam said: “I don’t really know what I want to do when I leave school, so it was great to be able to see all of the different parts of the company and how they work together. I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed being in the lab.

“It was really interesting to see how the things I learn at school can actually be applied in the workplace, especially maths and chemistry.”

Under the watchful eye of the company’s Process Development Engineer, Anish Vaghela, who was once a placement student at Blachford himself, Sam got to experience all the departments at Blachford UK, even enjoying a visit to one of Blachford’s customers.

Anish added: “Sam was really great and enthusiastic. Having been in a similar position to Sam a couple of years ago when I joined Blachford, it was great to take him under my wing for a couple of weeks and show him, first-hand what a great place the company is to work at.”

Sam added: “Work experience is definitely a good thing. I would recommend Blachford to anyone seeking work experience even if they’re not sure the manufacturing industry is for them. Just to be in a workplace with such nice people has been really useful.”

Blachford UK has a number of links with local schools, providing work experience placements each year to pupils, which are designed to raise awareness of both the company as a local employer and the manufacturing industry as a whole.

Employing over 100 people at its Chesterfield site, Blachford is a leading designer and supplier of acoustic materials for automotive & industrial vehicles.

For details of job opportunities at Blachford UK, please visit http://blachford.com/careers/

Blachford Inc. Awarded 2017 Masters of Quality Award from Daimler Trucks NA

On May 15th 2018, Blachford Incorporated was presented the 2017 Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Masters of Quality Award. This marks the 3rd time in the last 5 years that we have received this award.

The Masters of Quality Award is presented to elite Daimler Trucks suppliers in North America who are top performers in relation to quality, delivery, technology and cost performance.

In the letter from Daimler’s top executives announcing the award, they mention that the efforts of every employee in the company and the consistency of Blachford meeting and exceeding Daimler’s strict guidelines and expectations are vital to the continued success of Daimler and their end-customers.

A formal presentation of the award has yet to be announced but will take place in the near future at the production facility in West Chicago, IL.

We are honored to receive this award and we are excited to build on our established relationship with Daimler by continuing to provide the highest quality products and service.

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.blachfordacoustics.com/.

 

Blachford UK support local Children’s Hospice

Russ Hall accepts gifts on Behalf of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Blachford UK have supported Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice for a number of years, this Easter we selected a number of items from their Amazon Wish List to send to the Hospice.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice provides care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions, as well as their families.  Their motto is ‘living with love & laughter’ and every day they create special memories for children, young adults and families who visit them, which they can treasure for life.

It costs over £4 million a year to keep their doors open, and they receive just 10% of their funding from statutory government sources. Everything else is funded by the amazing work that their supporters do.

Russ Hall – Corporate Fundraiser for Bluebell Wood said “We are extremely grateful for the gifts we have received and for the fundraising and support Blachford UK Ltd show us every year”.

For more information please visit http://www.bluebellwood.org/

 

 

 

Blachford Inc. Receives PACCAR’s 10PPM Quality Award

         Award presentation

For the 2nd year in a row, Blachford Inc. has been named a recipient of the PACCAR 10PPM Quality Award.  The award is presented to PACCAR suppliers that maintained a quality score of 10 PPM (parts per million) or lower in 2017.  This award is presented to about 300 companies that are part of PACCAR’s supply base.  As a repeat recipient of this award, our commitment to quality remains a proud pillar of our company’s core competencies.

PACCAR is among the world’s largest manufacturers of medium and heavy duty trucks. The company is made up of subsidiaries Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF, brands known worldwide for their unparalleled quality.

Blachford Inc. has also been recognized by Caterpillar and Worthington for our quality performance in 2017.

The entire list of the 2017 “10 PPM” suppliers is listed on PACCAR’s website, www.paccar.com.

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If you are a well organised individual with the ability to motivate people along with CAD knowledge then this could be the role for you.

 

 

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Blachford Inc Awarded Caterpillar Platinum Award

Blachford Inc Staff

For the 3rd year in a row, Blachford Incorporated in West Chicago, IL was awarded Caterpillar Platinum supplier status.  Blachford’s relationship with Caterpillar began over 40 years ago and continues to expand every day.  The Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process requirements take into account work performed by almost every department in the company and help Caterpillar determine a supplier level from Bronze all the way up to Platinum.  Platinum level is the highest and has the strictest requirements.  These include, but are not limited to, having 98% shipping performance or better, 100% of PPAPs completed on time and an allowance of only 10 rejected parts per million produced.

A formal presentation took place at the West Chicago facility on Wednesday March 7th to celebrate another year of Platinum status.  Blachford Inc. ships to over 20 Caterpillar locations worldwide and supplies all Caterpillar divisions.

Blachford Acoustics Group also provides parts to Caterpillar from its Cambridge, Ontario facility (Blachford AM) & Chesterfield, UK (Blachford UK Ltd.) locations. During their first year as an eligible supplier, Blachford AM was awarded Caterpillar Silver certification and a formal presentation will take place later on this Spring at the facility.

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.blachfordacoustics.com/.

Blachford UK receives “Supplier of the Year” Award

Siân Hinds pictured with the Bronze Award

Its always good to finish the year on a high.  We were recently invited to attend an awards ceremony at Kubota,  Siân Hinds – Key Account Manager attended on behalf of the Company.  Blachford UK Ltd were awarded with the “Supplier of the Year Bronze Award” for our involvement and support during the F37 Plus project development (new tractor launched in Nov).

Blachford UK supply 4 of the components for the new F37.  Patrick Thompson, Sales Director said “This has been a fantastic example of a partnership development, with many challenges to overcome along the way, making the award all the more satisfying.  A credit to all those involved”.

 

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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