Blake Group Capabilities
The business currently employs around 50 permanent staff, mostly from our main facility in West Craigs Quarry. We have 30 fully qualified engineers, coded welders (BS EN 1090 and ISO 9001), and are CE Certified (EN 1090) for the production of structural steelwork.
Current and regular customers to the business include the MOD (Ministry of Defence), AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment), SPS (Scottish Prison Service), Scottish Government, numerous local authorities across the UK, Lothian Buses, Certas Energy, Rolls Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Caterpillar, DRS (Direct Rail Services), Miller Group, Taylor Wimpey, Barratt, and other major construction companies across the UK.
We have been involved in many major engineering projects including recently the London Crossway rail project when we were the only UK company with the ability and capacity to manufacture and deliver 50 massive 22 metre reinforcing piles within the extremely tight timescales demanded for the project.
We recently completed a large project on the new Queensferry Crossing, the largest engineering project in Scotland, which required a permanent team onsite and constant production of various elements ongoing within the factory.
Our engineering and manufacturing capabilities include a:
- 17-ton mobile crane,
- 220-ton 4 Metre Amada brake press,
- 150-ton press brakes,
- 3M x 10M guillotine cutting,
- Plasma and bandsaw cutting,
- In-house rolling facilities,
- Various other fabrication and manufacturing equipment.
Welding capabilities include Mig, Tig, Arc, and Mag. We work with stainless steel, aluminium, other alloys, and mild steel. We also have a qualified team for structural Rebar welding (BS 17660-1).
Our design capabilities include CAD, DS Solidworks 3D modelling system, and a qualified design team.
We have the capacity to manufacture on or offsite, deliver and install any required structural or secondary steelwork and as a steel stockholder in our own right, often have the necessary materials in stock to reduce production timescales on certain projects.