By using metal additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, as well as traditional subtractive methods, Croft has been able to expand the range of products it creates, providing its customers with ground-breaking solutions to fit their business needs.

Neil Burns, director at Croft, explained: “During the past year, we have strived to drive innovation through the use of additive manufacturing and investment in new, state-of-the-art machinery. These developments, which have been led by changing customer needs, have given us the ability to deliver high-quality, never-before-possible solutions and, in turn, increase the our profitability.

“With 23 per cent of our employee time spent on problem solving and in-depth training, we have proven that we are dedicated to developing new techniques and identifying advanced technologies that will give us access to the most up-to-date and innovative manufacturing methods in the world.”

The winners of The Manufacturer MX Awards 2015 will be announced at an Awards Dinner on November 26th.