Manufacturing Champion - Robert Bion and Co
01-04-2019, 09:02 AM - Views: 492
We are delighted to present April's Manufacturing Champion - Robert Bion and Co.
Robert Bion and Co are proud to be the only solely bespoke perforator in the UK.
Since opening their doors in 1964, Robert Bion & Co has become a leading supplier in the perforating marketplace. Driven by consistent investment in machinery, technology and people, Bion is constantly evolving and adapting to the needs of their customers, maintaining their reputation for consistently high quality products.
Bion serve a wide variety of markets including aerospace, automotive, rail, architectural, food processing, ceilings, enclosures, filtration and many more. With a global reach Bion have been involved in projects throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia alongside supporting the UK manufacturing industry. Recently they just completed a large number of bespoke perforated panels for the ceilings of the underground metro tunnels in preparation for the Qatar 2022 world cup. Being involved in the automotive industry has also meant their involvement with the development of speaker grilles and exhaust baffles for the likes of Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover and a host of other car manufacturers.
Another exciting project for Bion was being involved in part of the redevelopment of the Abbey area in Camden, London. A number of flat blocks were being redeveloped and required new balconies. The architect working on the project came up with a bespoke design replicating leaves to give the balconies a more, naturalistic feel. This design had over 30 iterations and would be used on over 280 panels.
One of the issues that architectural jobs commonly face is the quality. Having, a vast amount of experience working with high quality and architectural products means Bion were able to prevent scratching or other surface marking that may affect the appearance. Once these panels reached the subcontractor they did not require any surface work to make them suitable for post processing, eliminating further costs down the line. The panels were then installed across the numerous balconies throughout the Abbey area.
Known as “The perforator’s perforator”, Bion have developed a reputation for complex problem solving, being innovative and the go to perforator for the more bespoke and technically challenging projects and products. With continual internal investment and R&D, they are always willing to try new and difficult projects and have been extremely successful where many others have failed or have refused to get involved due to the difficulty of the request. On top of this, their ability to turnaround product in short timescales and at high volumes has made them the go to people for many companies and even other perforators. This level of quality and skill is demonstrated in their annual customer survey.
Understanding that not all their customers want or need bespoke perforations, or that design teams may want to do mock-ups to assess the suitability of perforated material, Bion have just launched a new online shop - https://www.bion.co.uk/shop/. This new shop, which has over 60 different variations of sheets, aims to provide customers with a range of stock sheets that can be purchased at competitive prices and ordered for next day delivery.
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