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MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE AWARD 2013

We are happy to extend our relationship with the Made In The Midlands team and announce our award which was sponsored by KUKA ROBOTICS, Wednesbury.

 
 
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January 2013 Newsletter

Berck Limited would like to wish a Happy New Year to all of our staff, customers and suppliers. New years is all about resolutions and if you are interested mine are simply to remember to write 2013 instead of 2012. What are yours? Do you have any? Share if you dare on

leefwaldron(_AT_)bercklimited.co.uk


Employees at Berck’s had fun with ‘Mo-vember’ Spot the real ‘Mo’

Not sure if you are aware but there is now a female version of ‘Mo –vember’ called ‘Fanuary’ but for some reason I couldn’t find any willing candidates to show you!

Newcomer
We would like to welcome and introduce Pradeep Kumar (no he does not live at No. 42) our Design & Projects Engineer. He is a local lad and is fresh out of university he is currently studying for his doctorate in Product Design and Technical Engineering. He is obviously the clever clogs of Berck Limited. He supports Manchester United, enjoys watching superhero/sci-fi/fantasy films and also loves eating sweets (Berck’s Sugar Monster).

Festive Time
Our Christmas Party was well attended and thouroughly enjoyed by Berck employees. It was our 1st party in over 10 years and fun and games were had by all. We are already planning our next works event.

Celebrity Visit
Earlier this month we were proud to welcome a famous ex footballer. Michael Johnson visited Berck Limited with his colleague Hazel Starmer. ‘Magic’ Johnson was known as a quick clever centre half and scored over 16 goals in his football career. Michael played for Notts County / Birmingham City and Derby County. He currently co runs Sports Stadia & Lifestyle with Hazel and ex Aston Villa legend Ian Taylor – if you would like to check out their profile it is - http://www.stadiasportsandlifestyle.com

 
 
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Spooktacular Newsletter 2012

Welcome to October’s ‘Spooktacular Newsletter’

Its close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
You’re paralyzed…….

On October 31st , we celebrate Halloween, its thought to be the one night of the year when ghost, witches, and fairies are especially active.

My top silly three superstitions are:

  • If you hear footsteps behind you on Halloween Night – Don’t look back! It may be the dead following you and if you do turn around it means you will soon join the dead! – Ooooooo.
    I say don’t look back anger, it may be Liam Gallagher !
  • If a bat flies around a house three times, it’s a death omen!
    Ermm… Its really a ‘Bat out of Hell’’
  • A person born on Halloween can see and talk to spirits!
    Providing you drink lots of alcohol and talk to the bottle !
‘The Apprentice’
Berck Limited would like to welcome Rikki Power to the family. We wish him all the very best in his career.

After a challenging and difficult couple of months we now find ourselves in a position where business seems to be improving albeit very slowly.

Through our persistence and hard work we have been awarded several new contacts from Jaguar Land Rover. To cope with the technical demands we have invested in a new CAD package which will improve our working relationship with our clients and also increase the chances of additional business being placed our way.

Thank you again for all your ongoing efforts and valuable support.

 
 
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SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER 2012

Welcome to September’s Newsletter

September lavishes us with that Autumnal feeling of rustling crisp crunchy leaves and not wet soggy ones.

We also see the return of ‘X Factor’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ I bet everyone secretly watches one of these two programmes.

Berck’s have been extremely busy over the last 6 weeks quoting numerous new projects for new and existing customers. We have had some very positive feedback following several recent visits. As always please be rest assured that you will be kept up to date with any breaking news.

One of our Directors mentioning no names (DARREN YATES) will be performing with his old band ROCK$TAR next month. They will be playing a farewell gig at the Roadhouse in Stirchley on October the 13th if you fancy a laff ! J

Finally, the kids are back to school…Yay! Expect to see school children everywhere either covering their exercise books in the kitchen wallpaper or the artistic route of simply scribbling graffiti over the front and back. The latter was my preferred option.

 
 
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Welcome to our August Newsletter

Quality Manager
It gives us great pleasure to inform you all that as of 1st August Steve Bettridge has been appointed Quality Manager. Steve has worked with us for 15 years and the experience and expertise he has acquired will benefit our company for the new future challenges ahead.

Silly Awards
Berck Limited had a Silly Awards Ceremony – Here are the results.

The Iron Lady (For the fittest woman at Berck’s) – Carol Hutchins

The AA Award (For the person who likes a good drink) – Jim Beardsmore

The Smile Award (Most Smiley Person) – Dave Perry

The Mouse Award (The Quietest Person at Berck’s) – Tony Riley

The Foot and Mouth Award (Self Explanatory) – Scott Baggott

The Oscar Award (Most Dramatic Person) – Danny Riley


2012/2013 Football Season
Im sure you will agree that its exciting to have the new football season upon us. From what our records indicate Berck Limited support the following teams (some are more popular than others)

West Bromwich Albion
Birmingham City
Chelsea
Brentford
Manchester United

We thought it would be fun to forecast where ‘Your’ team will finish. Please write on the sheets provided the finishing position for each of our 5 supported teams. We can then calculate the average and see how good our predictions are next May.

 
 
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JULY NEWSLETTER

Welcome to our July Newsletter

‘What a Scorcher’ NOT! I trust that everyone’s swimming techniques have improved over the last few weeks.

I haven’t decided if its the fin Im growing or the webbed toes Im sprouting will help me to achieve gold in the Olympic Swimming event. We would like to wish Team GB all the very best in this historic event. If I had to choose an event to compete in, it would be Badminton.

Berck Limited would like to welcome Jim Beardsmore as our Project Manager. Jim will be looking after our New Project Introduction activity and we wish him all the best.

Berck Limited visited Farnborough Airshow in July, the display was fantastic!

Last Months ‘Who said that’ answers are:
‘Spiffo’ – Was our one and only Ray Jones.
‘Watch Ya Mate’ – Was one of the Bosses – Darren Yates.

Coming up next month………………

The Silly Awards!

 
 
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Jubilee June Newsletter

Welcome to our Jubbly June Newsletter, we hope you have enjoyed the Jubilee Celebrations.

Berck Limited was pleased to hear of the return of 6 a side football. Following last year’s performance and results we decided to add a competitive ‘edge’ to our ageing willing squad. This yielded 3 on the trot consecutive wins including one against the hosts Daines Accountancy.

Unfortunately you can’t make a cake without breaking a few eggs and although no eggs were damaged a break did occur one of the Company Directors ankles – very ouch indeed!

Well done to all that attended and a special thanks to our small but very enthusiastic crowd.

New Recruit

Berck Limited would like to Welcome back Neil Tolley. Neil is a highly skilled Quality Technician and we have been lucky enough to secure his skills to serve well in the Quality Control Department. We wish Neil all the very best of luck and we look forward to working alongside of him.

Dave Killarney

A Huge ‘Congratulations’ to Dave after completing 25 years of service at Berck Limited. Dave is a very valuable member of the team having honed his skills with complicated Multi-slide presses. He is also a huge ‘Blue Nose’ and shares his love of Birmingham City Football Club with 2 other of our employees. He has recently taken up fishing as a hobby and is proud to have landed 10lb Carp! Wonder how successful the Blues will be in landing a win next season?

Did you know ………..
That it is impossible to lick your elbow – Bet you are trying it all now!!!

Only for Berck Employees - Who Said that………..
‘Spiffo’
‘Watch Ya mate’

Thanks for reading.

 
 
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May’s Newsletter

Welcome to this month's Newsletter. We hope you enjoyed your easter break and didnt OD on Chocolate eggs. Its nice we are getting the chance to enjoy some Summer Sun finally after having the wettest April. We have lots of exciting news so sit back and enjoy the read.

Berck Limited Deadline

Bercks very own 'Band of Gold' used to create gold inlayed components named 'Kontakfeders'. Used exclusively in complex Mechatronic Automotive Modules.

Retiring Ray

Berck Limited are very sorry to say ‘Goodbye’ to Ray Rowley aka ‘Raggy’
Ray will be retiring after serving 36 years at Berck’s he joined us in 1976 when he was 29. Ray enjoys Fishing/Gardening and Rock’n’Roll

All the Best Ray we shall all miss you very much!

Also we say Goodbye to Mike Whitehouse from our Technical Sales Team who will be leaving us at the end of the month to pursue other interests - All the Best Mike and thanks for all your support and hardwork over the past 9 years :)

Answer to last month's 'Which one of these guys played the Violin when he was younger' MARK BIRCH

Coming soon on next months Newsletter.........
Berck's 6 a side Tournament

 
 
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April Eggstravaganza!

EASTER EGGCITING EGGSTRAVANGANZA NEWSLETTER!

Welcome to April’s Edition Newsletter!
We hope everyone has had a Refreshing Easter Break.
The custom of giving eggs at Easter time has been traced back to Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans, to whom the egg was a symbol of life.

What do you get when you pour hot water down a rabbit hole? A hot cross bunny.

Berck Limited would like to introduce Our Macho Men from the Transport Team they definitely have the ‘MOVES’ going on.

Did you know that one of these guys used to play the violin when he was younger!
Which one do you think it is? Starting from the left Bob, James or Mark answers via email to

leefwaldron(_AT_)bercklimited.co.uk
and I shall notify all on the next Newsletter

 
 
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MIDLANDS TODAY FEATURE ON 19/03/2012

Berck Limited was featured on BBC Midlands Today, Darren Yates was interviewed by Peter Plisner. To view this article simply click on our YOUTUBE button at the bottom of the page and it will take you straight there.

Thanks for watching.

 
 
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SPRINGY NEWSLETTER

MARCH NEWSLETTER

Welcome to our March Edition Newsletter – Spring has ‘Sprung’ and is most definitely in the air. Soon the clocks will change and we can look forward to the longer hours of daylight and the onset of summer – Yay!

As part of our ‘Introduce the Staff Feature’ Berck Limited would like to welcome our Assembly Gang. These firecrackers are very feisty and are not to be messed with, as the name suggests they diligently assemble our products so our customer can look forward to and enjoy quality assembled products with an on time delivery at a competitive price.

St Patrick’s Day is near so here are some things you didn’t know:

The actual colour of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick's Day during the 19th century. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals, and also by people to encourage their crops to grow.

The Irish flag is green, white and orange. The green symbolizes the people of the south, and orange, the people of the north. White represents the peace that brings them together as a nation.

Legend says that each leaf of clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.

‘Happy St Patrick’s Day’ to all our Irish Customers and Suppliers !

 
 

AS9100 Rev C - Quality Management Systems: Aviation, Space & Defense Organizations

Berck Limited are pleased to announce the award for :

AS9100 Rev C - Quality Management Systems: Aviation, Space & Defense Organizations
Definitions of AS9100 Rev C
The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) released AS9100 Rev C in January of 2009, and with it the Standard broadened it's scope from aerospace to include defense.
AS9100 is the international management system standard for the Aircraft, Space and Defense (AS&D) industry. The standard provides suppliers with a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products to the aerospace industry. AS 9100 also addresses civil & military aviation requirements

 
 
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February Flava Newsletter 2012!

Berck Limited's February Flava of the month are Tracey Birch and Laura Thornton from our very productive Pack and Despatch, these two beauties have been with the company for 2 years, they are responsible for packing Berck Components ready for despatching 'its all in the presentation' with their seal of approval.

Tracey and Laura are a vibrant and lively pair and are always fun to be around, they put a smile on your face as you pass by, we are proud to have them as part of our cracking team!


Valentine Day Facts! Did you know –

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This was the origin of the expression "to wear your heart on your sleeve."

Physicians of the 1800's commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love.

Girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods on St. Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future spouse.

January was a very busy month and February and beyond seen to be heading the same way, again we have been fortunate enough to have been awarded several new projects from new and existing customers. Schedules and forecasts remain steady although some increases would be very welcome. We can assure you that we are monitoring the situation carefully and making sure we keep close contact with our customers. Thank you for your terrific support it is very much appreciated.

 
 
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JANUARY 2012 NEWSLETTER


Happy New Year!

I trust everyone had a fantastic Christmas break and hope Santa Claus didn’t disappoint you and if he did I'm sure he will make up for it next December.

2012 looks to be a very exciting and busy year not only have we the Olympics to look forward to but we also have the 'End of the World' to enter into our diaries which according to the Mayans will occur on the 21st of December 2012. That’s an event not to be missed!

On a more cheerful note late last year we were lucky enough to secure projects for new and existing customers. We have been working hard on agreeing manufacturing contracts with several of our biggest customers, their enthusiasm regarding this only goes to prove how delighted they are with our performance. This couldn’t have been possible without your expert assistance and knowledge, so thank you and well done!

All the very best wishes for 2012 and remember as a team we can achieve anything!

 
 
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Seasonal Greetings to everyone! Its that time of year when we all moan about putting on the pounds while we have a fistful of nuts in one hand and 3 sausage rolls in our other only a few hours after devouring a meal that could satisfy a whole army!

Hopefully by the time you read this all your preparations are done. The cards are written and delivered, the presents are lovingly wrapped and labeled and placed carefully under the tree. Or if you are like me you leave it all until the last shopping day and basically just grab the first item closest to the shop door.

The Directors would like to thank you for all your hard work and support over the last 12 months. We have been extremely busy in securing new projects and thankfully the customer orders and schedules appear to be increasing once again. This year we have taken many orders for new tooling and new projects that wouldn’t have been possible without your expertise, knowledge and patience so please accept our sincere thanks.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year. We hope all your wishes come true!

See you in 2012!

 
 

 
 
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WIRING HARNESSES AND HARNESS COMPONENTS

A cable harness, also known as a wire harness, cable assembly, wiring assembly or wiring loom, is a string of cables and/or wires which transmit informational signals or operating currents (energy). The cables are bound together by clamps, cable ties, cable lacing, sleeves, electrical tape, conduit, a weave of extruded string, or a combination thereof.


Each electric wire in a wiring harness plays a different role, such as taking electric power from power supplies, sending sensor signals, and communicating operational information.

Wiring harnesses are important parts, comparable to nerves or blood vessels in the human body, in supporting the operational foundation of cars or equipment.

 
 
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'POP BERCK'

Berck Limited was formed in 1947 by entrepreneur Albert 'Pop Berck' who had a life time of experience within our industry.

Since then we have established an enviable reputation as the key supplier to many of our customers. We are confident that our knowledge and experience provides a stable foundation from which we are able to provide a complete service, which goes far and beyond that of the normal pressed component supplier - we offer the complete package. Welcome to the Berck Limited Precision Components website. We are a leading manufacturer of quality metal pressings and metal/plastic sub-assemblies for the world

 
 
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NEW MACHINE CAPACITY

We are pleased to announce at Berck Limited that we have increased our toolroom capacity with the addition of a Jones & Shipman 1430 Surface Grinder.

The Machinery will enable us to service and maintain larger press tools.

 
 
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MADE IN THE MIDLANDS

We are now a member of 'Made in the Midlands' a new fresh directory for local businesses to help each other and to create possible business, why not take a look !

 
 
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Manufacturing Contracts Agreed

We are very pleased to announce our success in securing several Long Term Manufacturing Contracts for one of our largest over-seas customers.

 
 
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New Web Site

Berck Limited are proud to announce the launch of their new Website. Please browse through our Metal Stamping and Metal Pressing capabilities and also our bespoke 3 axis and 5 axis CNC machining.

 
 
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Investing for the future

Investment in the latest technology has been a key component in the success of Berck Limited and today we can proudly announce the addition of 20 CNC machines featuring the latest in EDM, Wire EDM and 3 and 5 Axis CNC machining technologies. We are now able to offer the following services :

- CNC Wire Erosion (WEDM)
- CNC Spark Erosion (EDM)
- CNC EDM hole drilling, EDM hole drilling
- CNC Laser Welding
- 3 and 5 Axis CNC machining

 
 
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