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  1. Fairham Help Tinkture Win The ‘Seal’ Of Approval In The Gin Industry

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    We were recently approached by Tinkture, a company that has brought their own inspired take on rose gin to the market. They needed our help to get their product out into the marketplace.

    Think we will let Sam, one of Tinkture’s Directors take up the story from here…

    Fairham Mouldings create sealing solution for Tinkture Gin

    From the very beginning Tinkture was founded on the principle that we wanted to create the very best possible drinks in the most considered and innovative packaging. In order to achieve this, we knew we had to find and work with the very best people. 

    We knew we had an incredible product and to complete our push for innovative and truly re-usable bottles we had to find suitable partners who would be willing, and able, to go on this journey with us. 

    After a lot of searching and experimentation we finally found the team at Fairham Mouldings. They understood exactly what we were looking for, were dedicated to achieving everything we wanted, and they have worked tirelessly to help us achieve our vision”

    Our Toolroom team took up the challenge to create a seal for the unique glass bottles and lids that Tinkture wanted to use. The tools were designed using our in-house CAD system. After various trials and vigorous testing our Toolroom team came up with the perfect sealing solution. We used our own FDA compliant material…to keep the amazing gin inside the bottle, rather than have it leak everywhere whilst in transit!

    Sealing Solution created by Fairham Mouldings

    “We truly can’t thank Fairham enough, not just for their expertise, professionalism and amazing ability to respond to our entirely unreasonable turnaround demands – but more than anything, we have been humbled by their belief in us as a brand and as people, and we simply can’t recommend them highly enough”. – Sam – Tinkture Rose Gin.

    It has been great to work alongside innovators like  Tinkture.  We’re happy to report that they have achieved the title of “Most Successful ever Spirit of the Month” at the prestigious Fortnum and Mason store, London.

    If you would like to learn more about how Fairham Mouldings could help your business give us a call on 01254 663642 or visit our Contact Us page.



  2. Fairham Breathe New Life Into Wolseley Quarter Light

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    Wolseley 1500

    Fairham Mouldings were approached by Bob Langston, the Spares Consultant from the Wolseley Register, asking us to reproduce replacement quarter light window seals for the Wolseley 1500 and Riley 1.5 classic cars.

    Bob had spent almost two years researching costs and possible companies that could reproduce this particular seal, and gauging interest from fellow members of the Wolseley Register. He had previously approached several companies but found they showed very little enthusiasm or simply didn’t have the facilities or capabilities to reproduce these 60-year-old quarter lights from an original donor.

    Due to the age of the cars no existing drawings were available, so Fairham were tasked with creating new drawings and tools with nothing to work with other than the original quarter light window seal.

    Using our Toolmakers extensive experience and knowledge, along with some blood, sweat and tears, the new drawings were created, and a very complex tool was made.

    Fairham have enabled the Wolseley Register to become the only place in the world where you can purchase new quarter light rubbers for the Wolseley 1500 and the Riley 1.5 that completely match the original.

    “Fairham Mouldings were the Wolseley Register’s choice when it came to having new Wolseley 1500 and Riley 1.5 quarter light rubbers made. They were the only company approached that had the facilities to do all stages in-house, from designing the tool using CAD software, to cutting the moulds, to producing the final rubbers, and all at a competitive cost. Their experience, enthusiasm and professionalism made it a pleasure to work with them throughout the project.”

    Bob Langston, Spares Consultant, Wolseley Register.

    Fairham Mouldings understand the needs of the classic vehicle restorers and our flexible approach enables us to provide precision component solutions for all aspects of this specialist activity.

    If you would like to learn more about how Fairham Mouldings could help your business give us a call on 01254 663642 or visit our Contact Us page.

  3. Our Mould Making Capabilities

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    All precision rubber components start out life as a requirement and then go through a design process for the manufacture of the mould and then ultimately the finished product.

    Whilst we are very happy to simply use your mould and produce your rubber components, we have our own comprehensive in-house mould making and tool making facilities. We make the tooling in our own tool room workshop and manufacture parts and moulds on – site with the latest CAD and CAM systems and CNC machinery.

    This complements our component manufacturing and enables us to offer the ultimate ‘one stop shop’ for your precision rubber components.

    We can work with you to develop your component from initial concept, then design and make the mould ready for component manufacture.

    Or we can take your existing designs and drawings and create the mould from those using our full 3D design and manufacture facilities.

    We can even take your existing components and create a mould directly from that using our precision measuring and optical equipment, a very useful ability where original drawings do not exist or are obsolete, we can then re-create the mould drawings in the process.

    Not only do we provide a high quality, flexible mould making facility to suit your exact needs, but we also give additional peace of mind, agreeing never to use a client’s mould for anything other than the clients own application.

    If you would like to learn more about how Fairham Mouldings could help your business give us a call on 01254 663642 or visit our Contact Us page.

  4. Our work within the Food & Drink Industry

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    Fairham Mouldings have been manufacturing high quality FDA compliant rubber products for the Food and Drink industry for over 18 years.

    Our parts are used in applications where food consumables are present, such as the dairy, meat processing and food packaging equipment. Examples of parts that we supply to our customers are seals, gaskets, pump seals in hygienic couplings, pipe connectors and O-rings. We can manufacture bespoke parts to suit customer requirements.

    High or low operating temperature range can be achieved, depending upon which type of rubber is selected, as can good resistance to some chemicals and non-polar solvents. Parts can possess a strong and flexible characteristic and most are odourless and tasteless.

    To meet the requirements of the food and drink industry, we have developed several elastomers. These are formulated using only ingredients determined by the United States Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 (CFR21) Section 177.2600, sometimes stated as FDA compliant elastomers. In collaboration with our material suppliers we have successfully carried out extraction tests on these materials, with the extractables falling well within the limits set by the FDA regulations. These results render them suitable candidates for USP Class VI (United States Pharmacopeia) testing. This test involves assessing the effects of the materials and any extractables on tissue in a laboratory environment.

    We have a range of materials –  EPDM, FKM, Nitrile, Platinum Cured and Peroxide Cured Silicones, and a WRAS approved EPDM. An EPDM Metal Detectable rubber has recently been added to the list. We have an extended range of other types of materials suitable for other industrial applications.

    All of our mould manufacturing is undertaken here at Fairham, using the latest CAD/CAM facilities. We have developed our own unique food quality mould surface coating, which eliminates the use of release sprays, ensuring a clean surface on the final product.

    All product moulding is manufactured on site, ensuring that full control on quality is achieved.

    If you would like to learn more about how Fairham Mouldings could help your business give us a call on 01254 663642 or visit our Contact Us page.

  5. Fairham Sponsor Orphanage Cup 2018 for Child Action Northwest

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    On Friday 18th May Fairham Mouldings Staff attended the final of the Orphanage Cup at Ewood Park.

    The Orphanage Cup is East Lancashire’s most prestigious and historic football tournament and has been played by teams from businesses and organisations in Blackburn since 1952 to help raise money for Child Action North West, which has its roots in Blackburn Orphanage.

    The funds raised by this year’s tournament will go towards Child Action Northwest’s Emotional Health & Wellbeing service. The service provides help and support to children of all ages providing specialist interventions with such issues as bereavement, loss & separation, self-harm, anger problems & emotional control and many other issues faced by children today.


    After an exciting and entertaining match, The Senator Group became the winners of the 68th Orphanage Cup winning 8-1 against WEC Group.

    Fairham Mouldings were very proud to support the tournament by providing the winning team and the runners-up with individual player trophy’s. Our Managing Director Damian Wild and Production Supervisor Joanne Boast presented these at the end of the match.









  6. Fairham Mouldings gains “Fit For Nuclear” Status

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    Fairham Mouldings are delighted to announce they have been officially endorsed by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre as ‘Fit For Nuclear’  – the benchmark for British companies entering into the civil nuclear supply chain. Fairham is the first organisation in the rubber industry to achieve this.

    Fit For Nuclear is an intense business improvement journey that helps companies meet the standards required in the nuclear industry.

    After initial assessment and a site visit, companies must complete a bespoke improvement action plan, only when this is completed will they be added to the F4N directory, which industry leaders are using to identify potential companies for their own supply chain.

    “Achieving Fit For Nuclear status is a significant step forward for Fairham” said Director John Fairhurst. “Our decision to enter the F4N programme was part of continual drive to improve Fairham’s capabilities and standards. We are delighted to have achieved F4N status, which endorses the exceptional quality of our people and organisation”

    You can read the full case study about our journey on the Nuclear AMRC website  http://namrc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Fairham-F4N.pdf

  7. Apprentice of the Year!

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    We are proud to announce that Luke Fairhurst, who completed his apprenticeship with us in December 2016, has been awarded the very prestigious Apprentice of the Year award. The award was presented to Luke during the Engineering Awards evening which was held by Burnley Uclan College.


    Luke is seen being presented with his award in front of staff, by his Mentors throughout his apprenticeship, John Fairhurst, Andy Fawcett & James Austin.


    Our Managing Director, Damian Wild said “We couldn’t be more proud of Luke and all that he has achieved whilst undertaking his apprenticeship with us. We look forward to seeing Luke flourish in his new role as part of the excellent Toolmaking team at the company”

    Luke will continue with his professional development with us, and will begin his HND in Mechanical Engineering.

    Well done Luke!


  8. Fairham Mouldings staff raise £805 for Local Hospice

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    During the month of November 4 members of the Fairham Mouldings Team, John Fairhurst, Damian Wild, Alan Hearne & Kieran Hamill,  took it upon them selves to raise some much needed funds for our Local Hospice, and decided to grow a ‘Mo’ for Movember!

    The East Lancashire Hospice continuously provides a special way of caring to people suffering from life limiting illnesses, and our lads decided they wanted to give something back!

    We are over the moon to announce through their efforts they managed to raise an amazing £805!!!

    They would like to thank all of their sponsors for helping them raise this wonderful amount of money for such a worthy cause!




  9. We’ve done it again!!!

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    TUV UK - UKAS (2)Fairham Mouldings are proud to announce that we have once again achieved the internationally recognized standard of ISO 9001:2008.

    TUV Nord, which conducted the comprehensive review of the company’s operation, has formally awarded Fairham Mouldings the certification. The review by TUV Nord, focuses on key components such as customer satisfaction and the establishment of processes that govern a company’s continuous improvement.

    This latest achievement reflects our continued drive to delivering a comprehensive single source facility, combining in-house design and component manufacture.

    The integration of a fully operational Quality Management System at Fairham Mouldings allows us to improve and develop the products and services we offer, and to enhance the customer experience. Ultimately meaning we can deliver faster and more efficiently to you.

    Achieving yet another clean sheet during this review emphasizes our passion and commitment to quality, producing consistently excellent products and delivering first-class customer service.

    If you would like to learn more about how Fairham Mouldings could help your business give us a call on 01254 663642 or visit our Contact Us page.

  10. Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary

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    2015 sees us celebrating 15 years in business. Way back in 2000, John Fairhurst our Managing Director set up the company with only 1 other employee. Since then we have gone from strength to strength and grown into a highly successful business, employing over 20 people, our premises have tripled in size, and we now manufacture tooling and rubber components to many wide and varied sectors.

    Over this time we have developed a reputation as experts in our field but we are still the same professional dedicated team that we have always been.

    To help celebrate our 15th Anniversary,  our staff and their partners enjoyed a fantastic meal and wonderful night at the Shajan Restaurant.

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    We at Fairham Mouldings would like to thank our customers for the 15 years of business they have given to us, and we look forward to many more years of helping you meet your precision rubber component needs.

    If you would like to learn more about how Fairham Mouldings could help your business give us a call on 01254 663642 or visit our Contact Us page.