Let’s introduce John Adams!..to the team at CAS Assembly Tooling and Services.
John began working for JCB back in 2004 and in 2007 joined the ‘Manufacturing Engineering’ team. This is where he met a certain Sales Manager who went by the name of Neil Evans!!😉
Neil Evans, Sales Director at CAS Assembly Tooling and Services became a regular visitor to JCB and they often went for a brew!🍵
During his time at JCB John was lucky enough to have worked on numerous projects in the UK and abroad. This ranged from day-to-day problem solving to the introduction of new machines to the assembly line.
Having taken voluntary redundancy from JCB in June 2020 when Covid struck, John went self-employed for a while before taking a Production engineer role in Tamworth.
When an opportunity to join CAS came about in 2022, he jumped at the chance to join the team.
✅John finally joined CAS in Feb 2023 as JCB Service Contract Manager. It’s great to have him on board with the JCB and CAS team!
During John’s spare time he can be found competing in Hillclimb and Sprint events in a Renault sport Clio197, and is a regular in the ‘Curbrough Sprint Championship’ where last year he finished 2nd in class. (Must do better!!)
When not racing, John is most likely to be found in his garage tinkering with the car in the quest to find the odd 1/10th of a second or so.
He follows most car & motorcycle racing so to summarise if it’s got an engine he’s interested!!
John also has a retired racing Greyhound who loves to take him for a walk!🐕
Let’s introduce Roger King!..to the team at CAS Assembly Tooling and Services.
Roger started with Atlas Copco in 1992, in an admin/tech support role then went on the road in a sales role in 1996. This was where he first met Dave Embley, Managing Director of CAS Assembly Tooling and Services… back in the day!
Roger moved on to Martlets Air Power (Winchester) still promoting Atlas Copco Tools. When Martlets was taken over by Atlas he was given the Atlas Copco Tools Distribution. This continued for a number of years and then he joined Desoutter in 2011 of which CAS now work alongside so he knows the products. Knowledge is power!
In 2016 Roger joined AP Tools, and then Ray Moss Tools (Harlow) and continued with them until 6 months ago. This is when he saw an opportunity to join CAS!
So, he has many years experience in providing tooling solutions, both directly to customers and through distribution. Roger loves working at CAS as we have such a great portfolio and reputation. It has given him some great opportunities in the South of England. He loves being part of the well established team at CAS and in a thriving company.
In his spare time Roger goes to as many gigs as possible loves live music especially the Foo fighters and Stereophonics. He can regularly be found at his local pub watching live bands too!
When not at work, Roger loves to ride his mountain bike as much as he can. When the opportunity arises, he likes to go to Spain for some off road motor biking.🚲
It’s great to have Roger on board. 😊
If you are looking for tooling solutions, Roger’s the man that can in the South of England! Give him a call on 07487 615488 .
Roger King joins CAS in July 2022
The CAS Assembly Tooling and Services Head Office Repair Centre in Birmingham is able to support a key customer with over 14000 key engineers covering the UK repairing various essential tools.
🔧🔩Tools often get damaged and are used until they break and the CAS team are on hand to repair them when they do.
For this particular customer, engineers whom are on the road constantly, meet at a central point to drop off repairs, and they are then sent to us.
Thankfully we have experienced technicians on hand and ready to repair them quickly and efficiently.
Damaged Alloy Wheels – A Solution.
The video here is footage of the wheels being secured to a vehicle in one of automotive facilities in the West Midlands.
It shows the operators fitting a bespoke wheel protection cassette to the loose fitted wheel nuts. This is prior to engaging the multi-spindle DC tooling power-head. This secures all nuts as a synchronised process.
The company identified a major issue with the cost of replacing or repairing damage to alloy wheels. This was being claimed by their dealer networks.
CAS Assembly Tooling and Services were approached to provide a solution to ensure that no damage was created at any point during the fitting and securing process. They believed that the operators were not being sufficiently careful when engaging the power-head with the wheels and causing damage to the alloy wheels. Once the wheel is secured to the vehicle the cassette is removed and used on the next wheel.
The experienced CAS engineers developed this design concept, produced a 3D CAD model, manufactured prototypes and proved the solution was viable.
The device acts as a slave adapter that fits between the wheel and the power tool and incorporates a shield to prevent the sockets coming into contact with the surfaces of the wheels.
We received a purchase order to deliver a production solution and it has been in place and operated for around four years now, saving the company tens of thousands of pounds every year.
Another solution we delivered to our customer which started life on the whiteboard of Jason Kane! Another one of CAS Tooling Solutions.
Here is the CAD drawing designed back in the day!
CAD Design – Jason Kane
Who are the Sales and Business Development Team?!
Many of the CAS Sales and Business Development Team all together at last for a meeting! Since the COVID19 pandemic hit in March 2020, most of us have been working from home. Click here to find out more about us.
Most of the CAS Sales and Development Team seen here all in one day!
Last week saw most of the sales team get together for a catch up meeting which was great and something we all needed! There’s nothing better than a face to face get together.
The CAS team work all over the UK servicing our existing customers and seeking new opportunities for both the tooling and production side and ‘CAS ERGO’, the ergonomic device side of the business.
For more information about the CAS team click the link here..and for news about CAS, click here.