Over 40 Years Service

Ken Branton (Managing Director) congratulates Malcolm Eldridge (Chief Inspector) on over 40 years service with BSM

Happy Retirement John


John retired after 17 years with the company and has celebrated his retirement with a four week Christmas trip to Australia to visit his son Will who is living in Sydney.

Congratulations Len

On 18th October Len Hughes celebrated 40 years service at Brighton Sheet Metal and was joined by friends & Colleagues for  lunch at The Coal Shed in Brighton.

BSM’s new curved panels in place on the London Underground

New products for transport sector keeps BSM ahead of the curve

BSM are now delivering perfect finish cladding and curved panels for architectural projects, thanks to over £30,000 investment in new tooling and machinery.

The new tooling and machinery has enabled BSM to consistently achieve the demanding quality surface finish, demanded by large building customers delivering such architectural projects.

BSM’s new curved panels in place on the London Underground
BSM’s new curved panels in place on the London Underground

Since mid 2015, BSM has been partnering with large scale building customers, working on Underground station refurbishment projects, and has developed a range of new architectural products specifically for this sector.

Dariusz Skierski, Director of Sales and Engineering at BSM, confirms the wider implications of this newly developed project range, “At BSM we have developed a unique way to manufacture curved section panels with a perfect finish, initially with the transport sector in mind. However, the same tooling and manufacturing techniques can also be used on a wide range of different architectural applications where projects require a high quality finish but with low manufacturing costs.’

Lean Manufacturing begins with First Kaizen event underway.

When Breal Capital acquired BSM earlier in the summer, it was clear from early discussions that both companies had the same interests in developing and expanding this business, and had a common goal in improving all aspects of the business through Lean practices.

No time has been wasted and just 2 months after the acquisition took place, Breal’s team of lean manufacturing experts are already leading the BSM team into their first Kaizen event, in the Paint Shop.

Kaizen teams are fully empowered to effect physical changes to
business processes and ‘bottom line’ results are delivered through teamwork, where everyone working in a business area is expected to actively participate.

BSM’s first Kaizen event programme has already delivered a quantifiable improvement in the performance of Paint Shop; specifically it has achieve:

  • Productivity Improvements of 84%
  • Annualised savings of £30K
  • 5Cs controls established
  • Visual Management systems

The Paint Shop event is just the first of many events planned for BSM, with the next Kaizen event scheduled for October 2016.

BSM acquired by BREAL Capital Ltd

Breal Capital (www.brealcapital.com) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Brighton Sheet Metal Limited on 1st June 2016.

Celebrating their Centenary in 2011, Brighton Sheet Metal is one of the leading UK specialists in precision, CNC forming & fabrications with extensive finishing and electro-mechanical assembly facilities for such diverse industries as computer, electronic, telecom, medical, printing, transport infrastructure, compressors and generators.

With a multi-skilled workforce of 90 and a manufacturing site of 3,500 sq m, Brighton Sheet Metal has continued to invest in the latest automated cutting and forming equipment to provide its customers with a complete service to include sophisticated KanBan and DLR delivery systems.

The Managing Director, Bill Taylor believes the reason for their continuing success is a “… willingness to embrace change, a dedicated, skilled and loyal workforce and an ongoing investment program aimed at lowering costs by increasing productivity, efficiency and skills…”. He also noted that a “…deliberate policy of seeking customers from a wide spectrum of industries has offered a degree of protection in difficult times.”

Their nomination for a variety of awards in recent years including Manufacturer of the Year, Export Growth, Responsible Business and Business Growth demonstrates their constant striving for excellence in all aspects of the business. Having held ISO accreditation for many years, they achieved the ISO 9000:2008 Quality certification in early 2010.

Export Success in Europe

Despite the recent downturn across Europe, Brighton Sheet Metal are pleased to announce that after months of negotiations, by our Sales director and European representative, BSM have won a substantial order from a large Dutch customer. In order to win this contract, BSM had to be approved by a dutch audit house. Certification was awarded by KIWA on the 1st of May 2012. We are now looking forward to building a strong working relationship as the approved supplier to this company and increase exports to Holland as well as our existing customers in Germany.

Trumpf Trubend 7036

To compliment our existing larger Pressbrakes and automatic forming cell BSM purchased a smaller compact machine. The key features of the Trumpf Truebend 7036 are as follows.

  • Quick and Accurate setting
  • Ideal for the forming of smaller sheet metal components and bracketry

SMEE Exhibition 2013

Brighton Sheet Metal will be at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition (SMEE) at FIVE, Farnborough on the 13th & 14th February 2013.

The exhibition brings together 100s of top suppliers of the latest in Automation and Robotics, CNC Machining & Tooling, Packaging & Handling, Electronic Components & Enclosures, Cable Assembly, Labelling & Marking, Electronic Sub-contract Manufacture, PCBs, CAD/CAM/CAE, Control & Motion Engineering, Design & Rapid Prototyping, Test & Measurement, Workstations, Pressings, Castings & Mouldings, Fabrication & Fastenings, New Materials & High Precision Engineering.

Brighton Sheet Metal will be on stand L51