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Bucks F1 supplier Alan Spargo buys its first Bruderer press

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Sam Spargo (left) and Peter Spargo (right) of Alan Spargo, with Scott Baker and Adrian Haller of Bruderer UK
25 April 2024
Sam Spargo (left) and Peter Spargo (right) of Alan Spargo, with Scott Baker and Adrian Haller of Bruderer UK

A specialist supplier to F1, automotive and aerospace sectors based in High Wycombe has purchased its first Bruderer press at the MACH 2024 manufacturing exhibition.

Alan Spargo, which celebrates 50 years in business in 2025, bought the 40-tonne machine to provide its customers with the option to test tooling solutions at high speed before they go into production.

The technology offers up to 1000 strokes per minute at precision accuracy and will support the High Wycombe firm’s desire to increase sales past the £3 million mark this year.

Specialist tooling from Alan Spargo has been developed in just six weeks to run on the Telford-based company’s BSTL 350-88 high speed press, the first time it’s ever been run in the UK.

The machine uses up to 30 per cent less energy than older models.

Adrian Haller, MD of Bruderer UK, said: “Alan Spargo works with some of the most demanding customers in the world, thanks to its ability to manufacture precision components and complex tooling.

“The latest investment in a 40-tonne high speed press reinforces this position and gives it additional capacity to try out new tools at its Buckinghamshire facility.

“This ensures that the client can tweak stroke speeds and have complete confidence that, when it takes receipt of the tooling, it’s going to run at high speed and with absolute accuracy.

“This is the natural next step in the relationship, as we’ve worked together on several projects to build bespoke tooling that can be used on a number of our presses situated in some of the best engineering houses in the UK.”

Alan Spargo is a family affair, with the original founder’s sons Michael and Peter now running the business. Peter’s son, Sam Spargo, has also recently joined.

The company supplies engineering solutions for customers involved in electronics, electric vehicles, solar panels, medical, defence and construction from its Coronation Road facility in High Wycombe.

Peter Spargo, director, said: “Our customers are continually pushing the boundaries when it comes to tool performance, and we must respond.

“One of the ways we can do this is by giving them access to even more tool try-out capabilities.

“That’s why we’ve pressed the button on our first investment in Bruderer technology.

“This complements our other presses and, importantly, gives us a press that can deliver high-speed performance, testing the tool to its maximum.

“We’ve already got several existing and new customers who can take advantage of this.

“The last twelve months have been very good for us, and we’ve extended the workforce to 22, with the opportunity to recruit more staff, including new apprentices.”

Bruderer’s production line at MACH will leave Birmingham at the end of the show and make its way to the company’s multimillion-pound facility, currently being built at Hortonwood in Telford.

It’s set to form part of a demonstration facility that will be able to prove out machine tools, as well as being used as a potential training ground for future apprentices.

Adrian added: “The BSTL 350-88 high speed press, along with servo-feeder, de-coiler and Alan Spargo tooling, represents a £500,000 investment and highlights how committed we are to creating a world class facility in the heart of Shropshire.

“Construction work is progressing well, and we should be open for business in October, with up to six jobs set to be created across service, engineering and finance.”


Born and raised in Berkshire, Dan fell into journalism after completing his bachelor’s degree in English at UCL.

Writing for The Business Magazine and local Biz News sites has given him the opportunity to chat with all manner of small business owners and share their success stories with a wider audience.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys live music, board games and quiz shows, and is making a slow but persistent effort to learn Spanish.

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