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News Article - May 2023

New Bending Machine Delivery

After a slight delay we have taken delivery of our new BLM Elect 80 CNC bending machine. This new machine will complement our existing five machines giving us extra capacity in a key area of the business.  

With a capability of up to Ø80mm tube this machine will be predominantly used for our “core sizes” of Ø63.5mm and Ø76.2mm. Using the multi stack bend head we will be able to reduce machine set up times alongside providing tubular components with multiple bend radii, giving our design team and customers more freedom when designing products.

Next steps commissioning and operator training to allow us to get the very best from this fantastic piece of equipment.

News Article - May 2023

Forklift Upgrade


Our recently delivered Heli FB25 forklift will be replacing our last remaining gas forklift. By replacing our gas truck with this brand new Li-ion powered truck is taking a step forward in our efforts at Franklin Silencers to reduce our impact on the environment. It also means all forklift trucks on site are now 100% electric.


All this whilst also supporting another local business Stantone Mechanical Handling Ltd who supplied the truck along with excellent service and support.

News Article - March 2023

Investment News


With tube manipulation being a major part of our business, we understand that to allow us to continue producing high quality products we need to invest in the very best machinery available. With this in mind we have recently made a large investment in a brand new BLM ELECT 80 multi stack CNC bending machine. 

This new machine is an addition to our current five CNC bending machines meaning increased capacity as well as increased capability given the multi stack function will allow for multiple radii bending. The new machine has recently been signed off at the factory meaning installation at our facility will begin mid-April. 

News Article - January 2023

New Production Tracking System implementation

For many years we have used a manual T-Card board to track the progress of our parts  through the various production processes. Due to our ever increasing order book this system became time consuming and inefficient . With the introduction of this new system alongside workstations in every production area mean we can track the progress of parts through the factory in almost real time.  

News Article - February 2022

Tube Laser Delivery



Exciting times ahead as we have taken delivery of our CSM Tube Laser. We are looking forward to integrating this brand new technology into our production capability. Alongside cutting standard tube the laser will give us the ability to perform other operations which would normally be carried out on multiple machines such as drilling, notching and etching all to an extremely high standard and high accuracy on a single machine, improving the quality of the service we offer to our customers.

News Article - January 2022

Brand New Service Coming Soon

Tube laser cutting machineryComing online in March 2022 is our brand new CSM Tube Laser Cutter. By investing in tube laser technology, we are broadening our manufacturing capabilities to enable us to offer our customers more freedom with their designs. This will also remove lots of very manual operations from several of our products which will improve the product quality and make our manufacturing processes much more efficient.

News Article - January 2019

End Former Arrival

Our latest machine investment, an Addison FM150 Class CNC end former has recently been delivered and is already making a huge impact with our production capability. This machine allows us to form 2.5” and 3” male Marmon type fittings directly onto bends we manufacture. Previously these fitting were manufacture on standard form tooling and then welded onto the bends to create finished assemblies. This new capability allows us to improve the quality of the products we supply.

News Article - October 2018

Brake Press Investment

To improve the quality of the service we provide our customers and to manufacture our folded components with greater ease we have invested in a brand new Morgan Rushworth 2.5 meter CNC brake press. This new machine will be housed in a new unit close by to our main facility which will also house a pipe section along with additional welding capacity. .

News Article - October 2015

New Dedicated finishing Section

Franklin Silencers paint spraying machineryPaint spraying equipment deliveryWe have recently taken over a new building which we will be turning into a dedicated finishing and finished goods storage unit. Along with this new building we have invested in a brand new purpose built tracked paint line and stoving oven. 

This new unit is 60 meters from our main facility and will enable us to continue to supply our customers with goods which are finished to extremely high standards.