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Copas launches new 4 Axis Horizontal Milling capability

Posted 7 February 2019 · Add Comment

County Down based specialist engineering firm, Copas, has announced the launch of a new 4 Axis Horizontal Milling capability, following significant investment from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and the South-East Area Fisheries Local Action Group (SEAFLAG).

Above: Shaun Copas, Copas Managing Director, Gordon Coulter MBE, Copas Business Consultant and Alderman Angus Carson Chairman of SEAFLAG Board.

Shaun Copas, Managing Director of Copas, said: “Copas is delighted to launch its new 4 Axis Horizontal Milling capability. We would like to thank, DAERA’s SEAFLAG programme for their valued financial support of £112,500 towards this £400,000 investment.

"This investment further increases Copas’s capabilities and efficiencies. The project has created an additional five new full‐time positions.

"Copas employs over 40 highly skilled operators within our team, which contributes over £1.2million annually into the local South Down economy. Copas currently exports to the UK, USA and Asia.”

Above: Collum Crangle, Copas 4 Axis Operator, David Vint, SRC – SEAFLAG Committee Member, Gordon Coulter MBE, Copas Business Consultant, Cllr Richard Smart, Mayor of North Down & Ards, Alderman Angus Carson, Chairman of SEAFLAG, Shaun Copas, Copas Managing Director, James Cunningham, SEAFLAG Committee member, Cllr Mark Murnin, Chairman of NMDDC.

Copas has extensive capacity for 3, 4 and 5 axis milling, with advanced technologies to deliver optimum accuracy. The company specialises in providing high tech engineering solutions for the aerospace sector and is an active member of ADS Northern Ireland.

Copas has experienced CAD/CAM engineering and quality departments, that ensure components are expertly programmed, produced and quality checked to exacting standards. (AS9100, ISO9001 certified).


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