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Expansion work drives the car industry forward

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Caunton Engineering has completed three steelwork projects for Honda at its main UK manufacturing site in Swindon.

More than 190t structural steelwork was supplied to the car manufacturer for an extension to its press department. Here car body panels are shaped and Caunton’s work comprised portal columns, crane beams and a lattice girder roof.

A further 270t of steel was supplied and erected for an extension to the site’s paint plant where Caunton installed a lattice girder roof with infill, floor steel and floor plates. The third project involved 135t of steel for a beam and column expansion to the material logistics department. Here parts are delivered to the site and the expansion will add a further 18 docks to the department.

Simon Bingham, Caunton’s Managing Director, said: “These projects have brought the number we’ve been involved with for Honda at Swindon over recent years to 12. We have supplied over 2,100t of steelwork in total and we appreciate being involved with this world leader in car production.”

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