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Embracing Sustainability & Building Stronger Communities with Colchester Machine Tool Solutions

 Welcome to Colchester Machine Tool Solutions, where commitment to excellence meets a dedication to sustainability & community. We believe in creating a positive impact on our environment and communities while delivering outstanding products and services.


Our Sustainable Vision
At Colchester Machine Tool Solutions, we envision a future where business practices prioritise environmental responsibility, social equity, and economic resilience. Our commitment to sustainability is not just a choice; it's a responsibility we embrace for the well-being of our planet and future generations.

1. Eco-Design

We prioritise eco-friendly design principles in all of our machine tools and accessories to minimize the environmental impact of all of our products. Our commitment to sustainable sourcing and manufacturing practices ensures that our products are not only of the highest quality but also environmentally responsible.

2. Reducing Carbon Footprint

Through energy-efficient operations and the use of renewable energy sources, we actively work to reduce our carbon footprint. Our goal is to contribute to a healthier planet by minimising greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable energy solutions.

3. Waste Reduction and Recycling

We are dedicated to minimising waste and promoting recycling initiatives across our operations. From production facilities to office spaces, we implement practices that reduce, reuse, and recycle materials to contribute to a circular economy.

4. Community Engagement

Sustainability extends beyond our internal operations. At Colchester Machine Tool Solutions, we believe in the power of community and are committed to making a positive impact where we live and work. We actively engage with local communities through various initiatives creating a positive impact, in particular supporting education programs, and initiatives promoting the wider manufacturing sector.

Sustainability & Community Impact Stories

 

1. 65% Carbon footprint reduction

Through our sustainability initiatives here at Colchester Machine Tool Solutions, we have reduced our carbon footprint by a staggering 65% since 2018. Many positive initiatives have been successfully implemented focusing on energy reduction through process changes, lighting, and heating, as well as a move to more sustainable energy supply through our energy suppliers using more renewable sources and through changes to our fleet vehicles. We will continue to invest in our goal of the journey towards a greener and more responsible future.

2. The Halifax Academy Design & Manufacturing initiative

We are always looking to provide opportunities for the next generation of engineers and manufacturers. In December 2022, students from The Halifax Academy were invited to our Elland Technology Centre to design their own gothic revival-inspired trophy using industry standard CAD software. The chosen winner was Daanyaal Ali who we felt nailed the design brief! Daanyaal’s winning trophy was machined on one of our Storm Vertical Machining Centres and presented to him by our Managing Director Jonathan Wright. Congratulations Daanyaal and keep up the inspiring work!

3. Partnership with West Yorkshire Manufacturing Services (WYMS)

Colchester Machine Tool Solutions are proudly collaborating with West Yorkshire Manufacturing Services to encourage more young people and women into engineering and manufacturing. During 2023 this included working alongside WYMS and female industry leaders across the region to look at how we can create a more diverse workforce and to remove barriers for women entering the industry. On National Manufacturing Day in September 2023, alongside 17 other organisations, we took part in an interactive event at WYMS highlighting modern-day manufacturing to over 200 school pupils. We look forward to continuing these collaborations in 2024 and beyond.