UK-based Alcon has announced that it has completed a process that brings GE Precision Engineering Ltd into its group of companies. Alcon states that GEP has been a valued supplier of 4 and 5-axis machining services to Alcon for a number of years, supplementing Alcon’s own capabilities in this fundamental area.
“We have known GEP’s managing director Garry Edwards and engineering director Scott Bredda for a number of years now, and have always been impressed by the passion and skills shown by them and their team,” explained Alistair Fergusson, Alcon’s managing director. “It became apparent that each business could play an important role with assisting each other in achieving its growth plans, as such, we are delighted to join forces with the GEP team.”
The result is that Alcon has been able to substantially increase its capacity in both high-end machining for calipers and other components, and the breadth of its engineering design ability via GEP’s experienced design team led by Scott.
“GEP have always had opportunity beyond its immediate capacity to grow, particularly within our core business of specialist engine components,” added GEP’s managing director Garry Edwards. “With Alcon’s support, we can capitalise on these opportunities and realise our full potential; combine these elements with the rapidly growing demand from Alcon, and GEP has a very exciting future.”