SCX secures 'Made In Sheffield' accreditation

02nd March 2017

Sheffield engineering specialist SCX – renowned for being asked to design, build and install the retractable roofs over Wimbledon’s two premier tennis courts – has hit the heights in its home city.

The family-run company has been granted the right to use the internationally famous mark of Made in Sheffield. The brand is only awarded by the Made in Sheffield committee to local firms that can demonstrate a commitment to quality and excellence.

 

 

For the SCX Group it’s an acknowledgement of its expertise and flair in precision engineering and kinetic architecture. It is an especially proud moment for managing director Simon Eastwood whose father Keith founded the company in Sheffield 45 years ago.

Simon said: “The company is Sheffield through and through and we are delighted that we can now brand our products and services as Made in Sheffield.

“It’s further recognition of the engineering excellence that continues to thrive in the Sheffield region, and a tribute to the talents of all our employees. Thanks to them, across all disciplines, SCX is delivering world class engineering solutions.”

The group includes SCX Special Projects, which provides bespoke solutions for any kind of mechanical handling system.

One of its most high profile clients is the All England Lawn Tennis Club, which commissioned SCX to design, manufacture and install a concertina-style retractable roof over Wimbledon Centre Court so that matches can be played on the grass court whatever the weather.

The roof, used for the first time at the 2009 tournament, proved so successful that the Sheffield company was given the contract last November to build another roof over Wimbledon’s brand new No 1 Court.

 

 

The group also includes Street CraneXpress, which carries out overhead crane maintenance, repairs, modernisation and installation, and Burnand XH, which specialises in electronic, electrical, electromechanical and pneumatic control components.

Keith Eastwood founded SCX in 1972 and its first premises were on Club Mill Road, Neepsend. Within six years it needed bigger premises and moved to Roman Ridge Road, Wincobank.

The company has continued to grow and bought premises in nearby Tyler Street in 2011 for use by Street CraneXpress.

SCX Special Projects provides bespoke solutions for any kind of mechanical handling system, with clients ranging from the nuclear and military sectors to aerospace and stadia.

Street CraneXpress undertakes overhead crane maintenance and repairs. It is also involved in the installation of new lifting equipment, and the refurbishment, conversion and modernisation of existing lifting systems.

And Burnand XH specialises in electronic, electrical, electromechanical and pneumatic control components.