News & Events

Below you can find a list of the latest news and events here at Neida.



IATF Accreditation

Event Date: 21 August 2018

Neida Products (Engineering) Ltd, a contract manufacturer of precision turned and milled components, who over their two manufacturing facilities and a dedicated warehouse employ 106 people, have now secured their accreditation to International Automotive Task Force 16949:2016. (IATF 16949:2016) at their Isle of Wight manufacturing base, Neida Blue 62 Ltd. This new revised accreditation will cancel and replace the current TS16949 certification, which Neida Blue 62 has held since 2004.

Simon Fisher, general manager of the site, said “We are pleased to announce that we have been approved for registration to the new IATF standard. The goal for IATF 16949:2016 is to emphasize defect prevention, provide continuous improvement and reduce waste and disparity in the supply chain. Our transition gap analysis and the amendments to the procedures manual was highly praised by the auditor and has made our processes much more efficient. I would like to thank everyone for their support and hard work in achieving this registration, in particularly our quality department whose work to bring the procedures and systems into line with the new standard have not gone unnoticed.”

The transition to IATF has coincided with a recent £2,000,000 of investment in new technology, which Neida believes will help to further boost it’s increasing business with the automotive sector.

Neida have also recently renewed their quality management system at their Head Office, based in Stoke-on-Trent. Now conforming to ISO9001:2015 as of April 2018.

David Brown, Commercial Director of the Neida Group, said “The new IATF standard provides guidance for companies who want to ensure that their business and products meet their customers’ demands. This combined with our recent re-accreditation to ISO9001:2015 at our Head Office will give our customers confidence that  Neida can satisfy their quality requirements, regardless of complexity. 



Event Date: 12 August 2018


Sponsorship of local athlete

Event Date: 17 July 2018

Neida have continued their sponsorship of young Canoe and Kayak athlete, Kurts Adams, for the another year. For two consecutive seasons, Kurts has been ranked best in his age group in the UK for both disciplines and in OctobNeida_Sponsor_Athleteer 2017 was granted a place on the England National Talent Squad, boosting his chance of selection for the GB Junior Team.

Visit Kurts’s Twitter and Instagram to find out more about his current races and results. 


Raising money for local charity partner

Event Date: 17 July 2018

Neida Corporate Games WinIn June, eight member of Neida staff took part in the UK Corporate Games, which was held in Stoke-on-Trent this year, competing in either Karting or Running events.

Highlights from the events were our Visual Inspector, Michell, reaching the final of the Women’s Grand Prix Karting and our four relay runners who bagged themselves a medal for their third place victory.

Our athletes used the event to raise money for local charity, The Douglas MacMillan Hospice. Collectively the team raised a massive total of £574


St Joseph’s College, sponsored by Neida, win two awards at this year’s Young Engineer of the Year competition

Event Date: 03 July 2018

Neida YEOTY 2018KMF’s YEOTY is a local competition has so far reached more than 19,000 students, worked with over 55 sponsor organisations and invested over £550,000 in encouraging students into STEM subjects and leaving a legacy product with their schools for them to continue working on. This year’s competition saw Year 10 pupils designing, building and racing an electric kit car as part of the Greenpower education initiative. The pupils were also tasked with producing a video and portfolio,documenting the highlights of the project and what they have learned.


Neida YEOTY 2018For the fifth consecutive year, Neida have once again sponsored St Joseph’s College in Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent.

The final took place at Mallory Park race track in Leicestershire on June 6th 2018 and saw familiar faces like BBC’s Mike Bushell and the Michelin man take part in the day’s events. The students competed in two one and a half hour races, where the main aim was to travel the furthest distance or complete the lap in the quickest time.

An awards evening took place on Tuesday 3rd July at Kings Hall in Stoke, with awards being given out for Non-Kit Car – Fastest Lap and Further Distance Travelled, Kit Car - Fastest Lap, Kit Car -  Furthest Distance Travelled, Best Engineered Car, Best Video, Best Portfolio, Spirit of Young Engineer, Best Newcomer and the coveted Young Engineer of the Year award. 

Neida YEOTY 2018Neida’s school partner, St Joseph’s College, picked up an impressive two awards for both Kit Car – Furthest Distance Travelled and Best Portfolio. With the hard work and determination shown by this year’s students, both teachers and mentors from Neida have agreed that these awards were well deserved.

St Joseph’s Young Engineer of the Year nominee, Michael Llewellyn said “The project has been an amazing insight into the world of engineering. I was very proud to be involved and to be nominated for Young Engineer of the Year. Both myself and the rest of the time are very grateful to our sponsors Neida and KMF for what they have done for us, we’re all now looking to our futures with engineering in mind”

The YEOTY competition will return in 2019 for its 7th consecutive year, with Year 10 students taking part in “Robot Rivalry” where they will be challenged to design, build and battle robots.

Further press coverage of the event can be found here;



UK Corporate Games

Event Date: 26 June 2018


UK Corporate Games

Event Date: 24 June 2018


Young Engineer of the Year 2018

Event Date: 22 June 2018


Young Engineer of the Year 2018

Event Date: 12 June 2018



Event Date: 14 May 2018

From April 9th until April 13th, Birmingham’s NEC help the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies event – MACH 2018. This years event saw the exhibition move rom its usual Halls 4 & 5, to Halls 6, 7, 17, 18, 19 & 20, makings this year’s event larger than ever before. Neida generated a number of leads and have received many enquiries as a result from the show, as well as being able to network with existing clients. Neida have registered for MACH 2020 which will take place April 20th – April 24th.


Neida to exhibit at MACH 2018

Event Date: 09 April 2018

MACH is poised to be the destination of choice for engineers and manufacturers, bringing together the best of UK manufacturing under one roof.

With over 25,000 visitors across a 5 day period, a vibrant seminar programme and unrivalled networking opportunities MACH showcases the heart of UK advanced engineering.

Contact us to find out more

Register as a visitor for MACH 2018 


National Apprentice Week 2018

Event Date: 07 March 2018


Neida Support Year of Engineering

Event Date: 06 March 2018


Event Date: 06 March 2018


National Apprentice Week 2018

Event Date: 02 March 2018


Plastic Pledge

Event Date: 21 February 2018


Job Opportunity

Event Date: 20 February 2018


Neida Sponsor Young Athlete

Event Date: 16 February 2018


Young Engineer of the Year 2017

Event Date: 03 November 2017

Neida agree sponsorship of local school St Josephs college, in the 2018 Young Engineer of the Year Award.


Neida have taken delivery two new machines

Event Date: 03 November 2017


Neida have taken delivery two new Nano machines purchased at EMO Hannover

To further support planned growth within the micro-machining sector, Neida have taken receipt of two Tornos SwissNano machines purchased at EMO Hannover 2017, which specialise in machining components from 0.3mm to 4mm in diameter.

These new additions increase the machine count of our micro-machining production cell to a total of 20, ensuring a commitment to successfully grow within this market place.

Neida have also seen growth within other sectors with a 22% increase in overall turnover year to date - forecasted at 30% by the end of 2017. 

In order to continue with this growth, Neida have invested over £1.5 million this year in new machinery and technologies bringing our total machine count to over 110.

>If you would like any further information on our capabilities, investments and careers, please feel free to contact our head office on 01782 643643 





Planned Holiday Shutdown

Event Date: 21 August 2017


As the summer holiday season approaches, we would like to advise holiday periods at Neida.

In weeks 31 and 32 there will be a full shut-down for our production department. During this time our commercial and logistic departments will be operating on a reduced staffing level, which will continue until week 34.

We seek your assistance that any requirements are advised prior to this period where possible, to enable us to satisfy your needs.



Neida agree sponsorship of local Football Club

Event Date: 18 July 2017


With local Football Club, Newcastle Town FC, running an additional three Junior Teams this 2017-18 season, Neida, alongside other Staffordshire businesses, sponsor their new club minibus.


Neida to exhibit at MACH 2018

Event Date: 13 July 2017


Greenpower Rockingham Heat

Event Date: 07 July 2017

Neida Sponsor local School at Greenpower 11-16 Yr Old Rockingham Heat 2017, Friday 7th July, with a third place finish!  



Young Engineer of the Year 2017

Event Date: 28 June 2017

For the fourth year running, Neida are delighted to have been involved with the innovative Young Engineer of the Year competition organised by KMF Group, sponsoring a local school to encourage youngsters to get into engineering

This year’s competition saw Year 10 pupils creating and programming robots built using Lego. The pupils then competed against each other, using their robots to complete animal themed tasks in order to gain as many points as possible. 

Alongside robot challenges pupils were also tested on their teamwork skills and design abilities, as well as delivering a presentation about an animal problem and how they would solve it.

The final, hosted by futurologist Jason Bradbury (best known for previously presenting Channel 5’s “The Gadget Show”), took place on Friday 16th June and saw the students perfecting their robots, dressing up in costumes and creating outfits from modelling balloons.
Jason Bradbury competed in a Lego Robot battle himself against KMFs own team of apprentices.The students were also treated to a display from Titan the Robot.

The overall winner of this year’s competition was Endon High, who had the highest combined total from all the events. Other winners of the day were Alsager High who took home the trophy for Core Values, St Thomas More who won Best Robot Design, Ormiston Meridian Academy Sandon who won Best Presentation and Painsley Catholic College who won the trophy for Robot Games runner up.

Following last year’s second place success, our sponsored school St Joseph’s College, earned a respectable 19th place.
Although they did not receive the scores they were hoping for, the students still found that the project has given them the skills they need for a career in engineering. 

Joseph Hancock, St Joseph’s College student, said “ I have enjoyed taking part in the YEOTY event because it has shown me what future technology and engineering could look like. It has been great to take part in something that is hands on and exciting with my friends”.

The competition was supported by First Lego League and Institution of Electrical Engineering

The YEOTY competition will return in 2018 for its 6th consecutive year, with Year 10 students taking part in a Greenpower Kit Car and Go Pro Camera Project.



Women in Engineering Day

Event Date: 23 June 2017


Young Engineer of the Year 2017

Event Date: 16 June 2017


CNC Operator Vacancy

Event Date: 07 April 2017


Young Engineer of the Year 2017 Semi-Finals

Event Date: 31 March 2017

The Young Engineer of the Year 2017, semi-finals of first Lego league took place today at Newcastle Under Lyme college. 26 Stoke on Trent schools took part in the event. Neida Products sponsor local school St Joseph’s College for the third year running with St Joseph’s team "Blue Brick" awarded the highest score of the day.


National Apprentice Week 2017

Event Date: 10 March 2017



Event Date: 27 February 2017


Two new additional Sliding Head machines ordered

Event Date: 21 February 2017


Neida will see installation of two additional Sliding Head machines

SW12R-II Neida After a successful start to 2017, Neida have placed an order for two additional Star SW-12R II Sliding Head machines. These two new machines will be installed and ready for production in March at our Stoke-on-Trent headquarters.

Neida have seen the need to accelerate their planned investment strategy for 2017 following a successful 2016, where they saw a 12% increase in turnover across most markets.

These new machines follow the installation of several new machines in 2016 including an SR38-Type B in July, an SW-12R II in September and an SR32-J in December which was purchased just three weeks earlier at the machine tool exhibition JIMTOF in Tokyo.

Further investment is planned which will see in excess of a further six machines ordered and installed during 2017 -further news to follow!  



Neida apprentice completes advanced level apprenticeship

Event Date: 18 January 2017


Christmas Jumper Day 2016.

Event Date: 16 December 2016

Neida raised £235 for local children's charity The Donna Louise Trust for the Christmas Jumper day 



Installation of new sliding head machine

Event Date: 12 December 2016


New Southern sales office for 2017

Event Date: 28 November 2016


New sliding head machine ordered at JIMTOF

Event Date: 23 November 2016


Following further investment Neida will see installation of an additional Star SR32-J sliding head machine


 Following a successful visit to the 28th Japan International Machine Tool Fair, JIMTOF, in Tokyo this week, Neida will soon be the owners of an additional Star SR32-J sliding head machine.

David Brown (Commercial Director of Neida) met with both Hiroshi Tanaka (Managing Director of Star Micronics Japan) and Steve Totty (Managing Director of Star Micronics GB) to discuss the new purchase during the show, which has included an extensive amount of extra equipment to satisfy a new contract won by Neida recently.

A tour of the Star factory in Kikugawa was also given to see the latest developments in Star machines together with how the machines are made. As part of our continuous investment policy, this is the third sliding head to be added to our portfolio in 2016 following the delivery of a new SR38-Type B to our Isle of Wight factory in July and the installation of a SW-12R II in September at our Stoke on Trent Headquarters.

Thanks go out to Star GB not only for the hospitality during the trip but also for the help in expediting this order, which included an extensive amount of extra equipment needed to satisfy a new contract won by Neida which will see installation of the machine within three weeks from placement of this order.



Young Engineer of the Year 2017

Event Date: 29 September 2016


Young Engineer of Year 2017 launched today at St Joseph's College, Stoke on Trent, this year the focus is Lego Education.


This year organisers KMF, Precision sheet metal manufacturing, will be challenging the year 10 students of local schools to unleash their creativity to build, program and test real-life robotics technology. Despite the annual change of challenge, the project's aim remains the same: to bring together education and industry, to raise aspirations and career development in engineering and stem subjects. Of course, we also hope to find some of our future apprentices.

The 7-month scheme begins with year 10 students across 26 local schools, creating two teams of 7 pupils, of whom are then presented with their Lego kits. Training sessions are then provided for students and sponsors, before the children are left to begin building their Lego robots. In March, the Semi-Final is held where school teams compete against each other. The winning teams then compete to win the competition, with the Final at Staffordshire University.

This project does not only help students gain valuable technology skills, but nurtures communication, team building and friendly competition.

To keep up to date with the competition: 



New Machine Ordered

Event Date: 17 August 2016


Young Engineer of the Year Awards Night

Event Date: 08 July 2016

23 Staffordshire schools were tasked with launching a capsule attached to a weather balloon, to a potential height of 33km. Their individually designed capsule will contain two GoPRo cameras, a GPS tracker and electronic equipment to carry out experiments of their choice.

Neidas sponsored school, St Jospeh's College Student, Alpin Pynadath was awarded runner up YEOTY 2016 at the awards evening.



New Machine Ordered

Event Date: 06 July 2016


Warehouse Operative Vacancy

Event Date: 09 June 2016


IT Developer Vacancy

Event Date: 18 May 2016


Young Engineer of the Year 2016

Event Date: 12 May 2016

This years KMF #Selfietude young engineer of the year project,  challenged year ten students to take the best ‘Selfietude’ (selfie in space), today they launched Go-Pro cameras into space with a hellium filled weather ballon and use tracking devices to calculate the landing point for retrieval.



Young Engineer of the Year 2016 Launch

Event Date: 23 October 2015


Engineering Capacity News

Event Date: 22 October 2015


KMF is preparing to launch its fourth Young Engineer of the Year project in 22 local high schools following three previous years of success.

The company has worked with over 10,000 students in Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent within the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) to develop the skills of the industry’s next generation.

“Young Engineer of the Year is a truly remarkable project engaging young people in a fun and inspiring way, whilst at the same time highlighting the importance of engineering,” said Jason Bradbury, who presents the Gadget Show on Channel 5 and has been involved in the project since its launch in 2012.

KMF is challenging year ten students to take the best ‘Selfitude’ (selfie in space), they will need to launch Go-Pro cameras into space and use tracking devices to calculate the landing point for retrieval.

The project will be launched in September and October throughout schools and will run until the end of the academic year.

RAF Cosford will host the main mission in May at its Museum grounds where the capsules will be launched.

Kathryn Clark, flight officer at RAF Cosford, said: “As the home of Engineering for the Royal Air Force, we are delighted to be involved in inspiring the future through supporting this competition.”

From Engineering Capacity News

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Neida Apprentice wins Young Inventor Award 2014

Event Date: 21 October 2014

Neida apprentice wins Young Inventor of the Year award at Made in the Midlands awards 2014.

Made in the Midlands chief operating officer, Charles Addison said: “Manufacturers in this region are doing amazing things that they simply regard as a normal days work. To some extent, that’s quite right, but it’s our duty to ensure that their stories demonstrate that we still make things here in the Midlands and make them better than anybody else.”

This was demonstrated in the fiercely contested Young Inventor category. The runner up George Starkey from Black Country UTC, set up work experience with F1 team Red Bull to develop designs for a new wheel nut that will speed up change over times and increase safety.

He was only just beaten to the chequered flag by apprentices Josh Watson, from Faurecia, at Fradley near Lichfield, and Sam Parke, from Neida Products in Stoke, who worked together at In-Comm Training to impress the judges with an fully operational interlocking tool divider.


Young Engineer of the Year 2015

Event Date: 16 October 2014

Neida Products are proud to sponsor Young Engineer of the Year 2015 taking part in the UKs largest 3D printing project!

Sponsoring local school, St Jospehs College, in KMF’s Young Engineer of the Year 2015, the project challenges Year 10 students to design a gadget using the latest MakerBot Z18 3D printer technology. Meeting the requirements of the GCSE curriculum for Product Design, schools are able to run this as a valuable 'live project', that sees students gain and develop basic business skills that they will need within their future careers. The challenge encompasses many areas, including engineering principles and business management processes, that will help prepare students for that next step into the world of employment.

This is set to be an exciting project for 2015!!

More News coming Soon!


Young Engineer of the Year 2015 3D Printing

Event Date: 15 July 2014


Neida, proud sponsors of Triumph Live 2014

Event Date: 12 July 2014

Neida sponsor Triumph Live 2014 V.I.P area - Hosted at Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, 12 July 2014.

Triumph Live is the world's biggest festival devoted to Britain's most iconic motorcycle manufacturer, featuring live bands, stunt shows, demos, and much more.

Follow the link below or contact Neida for event and ticket information



Success for Neida at Young Engineer of the Year Race Day

Event Date: 09 July 2014




On Wednesday 9th July the final race took place for the YEOTY event at Darley Moore.

It was a great success for Neida coming 1st place covering 31.2 miles

The first race Neida covered 28.4 miles,  followed by a gear change in the 2nd  race increasing the speed by 1.5mph leading to the win.



The event enabled 18 different school teams to build Greenpower electric racing cars as part of KMF’s young engineer awards, and to then go on to attend practice days before the final race this week.  Neida sponsored St Joseph’s schools car, and worked with the young engineers to develop it over the past months ready for the big day.

The event supported by several local organisations including signal one and the chambers, BMW and more turned out to be an enjoyable day for everyone. Special guest Jason Bradbury from the Gadget Show hosted the event claiming it was a ‘dream day’ stating ‘all the cars were incredible’.



Sponsorship for Young Engineer of the Year 2014

Event Date: 26 June 2014


With the help of sponsors, 18 different school teams began the process of building their Greenpower electric racing cars as part of KMF’s young engineer awards. Each team has 12 members and all have specific roles within the team that relate in some way to a real life business.

Neida is working closely alongside local college St Joseph's, to help finish the challenge to then go on and compete at a test day at Rockingham race track.

Thirty-eight competitors in total took part in the test day.

Test one and two showed promising results from the St Joseph's car;

27th place - St Josephs Distance 12 laps, best lap 3.52, max speed 20.4

27th place - St Josephs Distance 13 laps, best lap 5.10, max speed 17.0

Attendees for Race Day, include MP’s, HSBC, Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce, BMW, The council, Royal Academy of Engineering, The Sentinel, and many other guests.

For more information follow; 



Neida at MACH 2014

Event Date: 07 April 2014

Neida will return to MACH at the NEC this April, 7th-11th. 

MACH is the UK's largest event for Manufacturing Technologies, with an expected 20,000 visitors and over 500 exhibitors to this year’s event.

Join us, Hall 5, Stand 5691, for a review of our services, to meet the team and for an update of what’s new at Neida. 




TriboMAM Drilling Technology

Event Date: 06 January 2014

Drill up to 5 x Faster + Double the Tool Life. 



Contact us to see how the TriboMAM modulated drilling unit can reduce your drilling cycle and improve your profits.


Sponsorship of Olympic Hopeful

Event Date: 07 February 2012

Neida today announced the sponsorship for two years of UK number two 800m runner Emma Jackson, in a deal that will extend past the Olympics.

Emma has represented Team GB at every level of under 18,20,23 and senior level. In 2007 Emma was the worlds fastest under 20 woman for the 800 metres, and eventually went on to win Silver in the under 20s European Championships.

In 2010 she was 4th in both the European Team Championships, Commonwealth Games, and in 2011 was a semi finalist in the World Championships.