Yorkshire laser cutting and manufacturing company announces major investment and new jobs


The growing demand for the services of the state-of-the-art Yorkshire laser cutting and sheetmaking business has triggered new investment and led to the creation of a number of new jobs.

A Yorkshire laser cutting and sheet metal fabrication company has announced a significant investment in its future, creating new jobs.

Based in Wakefield Yorkshire laser and manufacturing (YLF) has invested over £ 2.2million in the latest sheet metal fabrication and cutting design equipment and software. It has also recruited 10 new employees, including eight new operators, an operations manager and an additional CAD engineer, all over the past six months.

YLF says the demands for its cutting edge laser cutting and sheet metal fabrication services have increased dramatically and the business is busier than ever.

Among the new appointments are Cheryl Reidy and Daniel Varley.

New at YLF: COO Cheryl Reidy and CAD Engineer Daniel Varley. Image courtesy of YLF

Cheryl joined the company in January as COO, overseeing health and safety, maintenance, design, purchasing, planning and production, and leading continuous improvement.

She had previously worked in the manufacture of lighting for 32 years.

“I was drawn to the position by the way YLF keeps abreast of modern equipment and re-enters the business from the profits made,” she said.

“The senior team have been welcoming, open and honest from day one and the support from staff at all levels has been tremendous.

“No two days are the same with different challenges to overcome, which makes for an interesting work week. “

Daniel joined YLF’s Computer Aided Design (CAD) team, bringing the number of CAD engineers to four.

With years of experience in the fields of CAD, metallurgy and manufacturing, he increases the capabilities and expertise of the company. He is responsible for creative technical drawing using design software and other specialized production software to help turn concepts into reality.

Daniel said: “Having worked in CAD roles for many years, I knew YLF through the industry long before I joined them.

“Their shared systems, processes, support and capabilities as well as their goals for growth and advancement are very impressive.”

Matt Orford, managing director of YLF, said the new arrivals brought the number of people employed by the company to 55.

He added, “The uncertainty in early to mid-2020 caused by the pandemic has given way to strong demand for the quality laser cutting and sheet metal fabrication services provided by YLF.

“We are proud to meet the challenges and opportunities this presents by recruiting new team members and investing in technology that allows us to increase our capacity and productivity while striving to maintain high levels of customer service. of which we are proud. “

YLF produced the light supports for the iconic Burj Khalifa building in Dubai and was a finalist in The manufacturer MX price in 2018 & winner of the Wakefield Manufacturing Awards 2018 exporter of the year.

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