New sales engineer joins sub-contract services team

Rob Wilkes has been appointed as a technical sales engineer at our Halesowen advanced welding systems facility. He will be responsible for winning new business for a range of services such as sub-contract friction welding, induction heat treatment and metallurgical analysis and testing. 

Rob, whose qualifications include a BTEC Level 3 diploma in computer aided design and technology, has extensive experience not only in selling welding equipment, but also building and servicing friction welding machines. 

“His process knowledge and experience in the industry means he’s been able to hit the ground running both in terms of strengthening relationships with existing customers and developing valuable, new contacts,” explained Jayne Shimwell, technical services manager.

The sub-contract services operation has also been boosted with the addition of a refurbished M60 single-ended friction welding machine specifically for joining piston rod components. It means there are now nine machines available for handling a wide variety of rotary and linear friction welding process applications.