The Importance of Quality Control

Quality control graphicQuality control in manufacturing is essential to provide your clients with high quality products and customer service.

Failing to run quality control checks in an effort to provide a quick service and get products shipped out sooner can backfire and result in costly product recalls by your end client. Ultimately, that means loss of business and increased costs for them. It may even result in you losing your client. So, as a manufacturer, quality control is essential.

You want your clients to receive high quality goods and products and be happy with your service. Ensuring quality control along the way in your manufacturing processes will maintain a reputation for delivering products without defect, enabling you to retain your clients and benefit from repeat business. Continue reading

Audi to Launch All Electric SUV

Audi concept imageAudi’s all electric SUV is destined for production following its unveiling at the IAA 2015. The vehicle, which it is hoped will be in production in 2018 will have a range of 310 miles and is expected to be one of the stars at next month’s IAA in Frankfurt.

The Audi etron Quattro benefits from the expertise in developing the R8 etron and will be the brands first large series electric car. Continue reading

England To Test Charge As You Go Electric Cars

electric_cars_chargingWe’ve written before about the electric car market, its development and how the battery life in some models of car have improved. However, the biggest barrier to people buying electric cars is still the battery life. It doesn’t matter how green the vehicle is or how good the tax benefits, the bottom line question that people need an answer to is ‘How far can I travel on a charge?’ And for many electric cars, that’s not very far. They are great for running around the city where you’re not doing many miles, but for longer road journeys, the fear of running out of power is still a huge barrier to buying an electric car.

There are many research projects going on around electric cars. Some trying to improve and extend the life of a battery charge, others like Highways England feasibility study looking at charging on the go. The result of which is the first UK trial at a testing site that will allow cars to charge on the go. Continue reading

UK Engineering in Motorsport

image of racing carHere at PRV we provide services to the motorsport industry and there’s no denying that there’s an insatiable appetite for all things motorsport in the UK. TV programmes and Formula 1 viewing figures back that up and the Formula E series was a big hit. But just how much does the engineering in motorsport impact the everyday road car development?

There will be some that say it doesn’t; F1 and race weekends are nothing but a chance for celebrity and excess to take the platform. However, that’s not the view of the motorsport Industry Association (MIA) or the automotive industry themselves, who say that the engineering innovations in motorsport have a significant impact on the wider industry. Continue reading

PRV Investing in cutting edge 5 axis machines

PRV Engineering premisesOver the years PRV Engineering has been pleased to be able to report our successes in investment, expansion and employment.

In 2014 Managing Director Simon Jones, reported on the success of the company, saying “With the machining facility, fabrication, deep hole drilling, presswork, paint and powder coating services already provided by the company, our £1million plus investment has reinforced PRV Engineering Ltd’s position as a true ‘One Stop Shop Facility’ capable of providing a whole host of components and services.”

PRV Engineering Ltd has developed through acquisition and constant Investment in new technology and 2015 is no different. Continue reading