Roota Engineering invests in new machinery to meet global oil and gas sector demand – part of £2 million investment programme


Roota Engineering has invested in new leading-edge machinery to boost productivity in response to demand for its specialist engineered products from the global oil and gas sector. The new Soraluce milling machine and Hyundai L7000 large lathe are the latest arrivals in a £2 million machinery investment programme.  They are now in place and already improving productivity.

Roota, which has embarked on a major sales drive into all four of its target sectors – oil and gas, nuclear, defence and petrochemical – is experiencing an increase in demand for its products.

Sales director Shaun Newby comments:  “Roota engages with its customers at the design stage and offers an engineering consultation service, enabling us to develop the most appropriate product solution.  These are often complex bespoke parts involving exotic materials.

“The Soraluce milling machine gives an extra dimension to our milling capabilities, while the large Hyundai lathe doubles Roota’s large turning capacity.

“We have invested to reduce operations and to improve the process flow, to bring about far greater efficiency.

“Serving these highly demanding and time-critical sectors means we have to concentrate on timeliness and capacity as our products become more complex and intricate.  The new mill and lathe have added greatly to our reduced turnaround times and extended our manufacturing capabilities.”