Friday, 18 November 2011

Ripley welcomes new permanent Managing Director - Richard Osborn

Ripley Engineering is delighted to formally announce the appointment of its new permanent Managing Director, Richard Osborn.

Richard has a very strong background in the engineering industry. Starting as a precision sheet metal work apprentice, he moved on to study production management at Cranfield University. He then embarked upon an operational and sales role for a ‘Tier 2’ Ford Motors supplier in Detroit, USA.
Since his return to the UK after several years, Richard has enjoyed a successful career managing family owned manufacturing businesses. His knowledge of manufacturing processes, sales and marketing skills, and commercial acumen has enabled Richard to build up a proven track record in helping companies reach their full potential. He has in fact been with Ripley for several months already, and we are excited about the fresh ideas and enthusiasm he has brought to the company.

Richard would like to extend a warm invitation to our valued customers, and prospective clients to discuss any ongoing and upcoming requirements.

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Friday, 11 November 2011

Pleased to note a perfect observation of 2 mins silence at 11am GMT at Ripley, for Armistice Day

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Several new vacancies at Ripley, incl. Production Planner, 2 Apprentices & Sheetmetal Worker. See

Monday, 9 May 2011

Happy and Healthy Retirement, Brian

Works Manager for Ripley Engineering since 1986, Brian Beswick has retired having loyally served the company for nearly 25 years.

Brian is regarded with a great deal of affection and respect by his friends and colleagues here at Ripley and by our long-standing customers and suppliers.

He is notable for his down-to-earth approach to all things, his unfailing sense of humour and also his near-pathological fear and mistrust of computers (which he is currently in the process of overcoming!!). Brian often claims to be a football fan, yet keenly follows Man Utd. Nobody’s perfect, so we’ll let that one go!

Everyone at Ripley Engineering would like to thank Brian for his inestimable contribution towards the success of the company. "Our sincere wishes for a very long, happy and healthy retirement".

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Thursday, 28 April 2011

Rose Thwarts Martian Invasion – Single Handed!

Ripley Surface Coating Technology team member Rose keeps a firm grip on the ‘leader’ of a swarm of ‘flying saucers’ seemingly determined to take over the factory!
These are in fact powder painted parts that make up cup-handling assemblies, which in turn are part of drinks vending machines.

Luckily, Rose didn’t have to run too quickly to catch up with the menacing hoarde – they were suspended from the paint plant conveyor track moving at less than 2 metres every minute!

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Monday, 14 March 2011

A warm 'welcome back' to Phil, a valuable member of Ripley's welding team, who has been ill for a time.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Happy Birthday to Martin, our QA Manager! This is actually a little late, sorry Martin :-

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Happy Birthday, Anne!

Happy Birthday (for yesterday :-/ ) to Anne at our powder coating site! Anne is with us only part-time now, but has been at Ripley for 22 years.

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Beautiful Kickplate

Sam from LA liked our Ripley laser cut kickplate - thanks Sam! Good luck with your studies :-)

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Footie fans at Ripley still reeling at last night's Premiership transfer scramble, astonishing! Chelsea fans happy, L'pool fans happy-ish!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Ripley makes it through Blue Monday

We are very pleased to report that we have all made it through Blue Monday alive - whether it was the 17th or 24th of January this year!

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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Six Accolades from Mars

Ripley Engineering has been selected to receive a Gold Standard Award from Mars Drinks (UK) for the sixth year running. This is "in recognition of excellent quality and delivery performance" in 2010.

We are particularly proud of our sequence of Gold Standard awards, and of our long association with Mars Drinks.

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Monday, 10 January 2011

Happy Birthday, Tracy!

Happy Birthday to Tracy in our accounts department!
It's a big one, can't say which though ;-)

Friday, 7 January 2011

Ripley Images on Flickr

We have started to publish on our Flickr pages:

● Images of useful material about Ripley Engineering
● Photos of machinery and processes used at Ripley
● Photos of typical things that we manufacture

Please take a look here!

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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Ripley Engineering would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year!