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9 December 2023
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Custom Metalwork from Canford

Did you know we have our own metalworking factory?

From fully custom panels and plates to enclosures and stageboxes, we've worked on thousands of projects over the years.



Working with customers to develop bespoke, personalised solutions.


Dedicated UK metalwork shop incorporating Painting, Laser Engraving, and Assembly.


Short lead times due to our complete integration and our in-house design
and development service.


Have questions? For a no obligation quote, or to discuss your project in more detail with one of our team, get in touch with our metal shop today.


In Source Material 8, Sales Director and General Manager (Portland) Gavin Drake gave us a write up on the history of our Portland facility and how it came to be...

In April 1999, Canford bought Swift Precision Engineering, a partnership situated on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. It would be fair to say that this acquisition raised a few eyebrows at the time. What would a thriving business based in Washington, Tyne and Wear, possibly want with a small, failing video connector manufacturing company, 375 miles away, at the opposite end of the country?

Iain Elliott commented at the time: "the acquisition of Swift represents a major opportunity for the Group. Not only can we expand our manufacturing capability, but we can also look further afield and explore new markets. We expect that the acquisition will add around one million pounds a year to company turnover".

You can read the full history of our Portland facility in Source Material 8.
Gavin Drake - Sales Director & General Manager (Portland)

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