Interface Precision Engineering Limited (IPEL) is a specialist sub-contract precision manufacturer based in East Sussex. IPEL has gained a reputation for supplying precision machined, fabricated, and pressed components to sectors such as, the Science, Oil & Gas, Aerospace and Automotive sectors. Being situated in a predominantly Scientific Research & Vacuum manufacturing region of the UK, IPEL’s unrivalled reputation has been built around its combined 40 years’ proven experience of producing high quality machined components. Be it a one-off prototype or large batch production runs; from Standard CF & KF flange’s to fully assembled Fabrication’s & Chambers.
The company grew very rapidly over the last 6 years. Going from a turnover of approximately £1.1m to £2.4 million created an exponential 500% increase in the number of works orders that needed to be managed through the business. This meant that balancing and tracking progress of jobs manually became unmanageable, as operations director Lee Parnell explains: