A ROWLEY Regis engineering firm has signed a six-figure deal to join forces with a fellow Midlands business.

Cakemore Road-based Cube Precision Engineering Ltd, which offers design, manufacture and sub-contract machining of press tools to leading automotive, aerospace and defence industries, will collaborate with Salop Design & Engineering Ltd in the field of automotive tooling.

The aim of the alliance is to incorporate the technical expertise of both companies into the planning and design and commissioning of the project to tight timescales.

Neil Clifton, managing director of Cube Precision Engineering, said: “We are excited to get this project underway and be able to collaborate with Salop Design & Engineering Ltd.

“This project involves manufacturing tooling to produce parts which are already in existence – by reverse engineering the current stock items we are able to manufacture the new tooling to achieve the current part tolerances.

“By working together we will be providing our customers with expanded engineering expertise, whilst showcasing our capacity, capability and confidence to produce tooling that can withstand the demands that are put upon automotive tooling over time.”

Chris Greenough, commercial director of Salop Design & Engineering, added: “We have been looking to work with Cube Precision Engineering Ltd for a while and are delighted that through the right project we have managed to secure this six-figure deal that will bring together both companies’ expertise.

“The teams have now met, the project is underway and this will certainly be the first of many such collaborations.”