By JHR Staff, Jun 16 2015 09:48AM

After 43 years with the company, Ken Greenhall, Managing Director retired at the end May.

Ken joined JH Richards in 1972 as an engineering apprentice. In July 1996 he became Manufacturing Director and then Managing Director in 2012.

After much soul searching Ken decided that it is the right time to retire.

The Board of Directors in accepting his resignation expressed their gratitude for his energetic service over this period of time, a real gentleman who led by example with great skill and integrity.

By JHR Staff, Dec 17 2014 11:58AM

As part of its ongoing collaboration with Cranfield University, JH Richards is pleased to announce that the two latest research students completing their final projects with the company, Nils Eliasson and Francesco Lischi have been awarded their MEng degrees.


They have both been working on process improvements in the Metalling Shop.


We wish them every success in their new roles with SAFRAN and Johnson Matthey respectively.


By Robin Greenwell, Dec 9 2014 05:30PM

J H Richards is very proud to announce that it has been certified to the coveted ISO-14001:2004 Environmental Management standard by the UKAS accredited company CCAS.


ISO 14001:2004 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system that exists to help organisations continually reduce their impact on the environment and comply with all laws, regulations and other requirements.


Ken Greenhall, Managing Director of J H Richards, explained

“This accreditation, along with our ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, demonstrates our commitment to continual improvement of our manufacturing processes and to meet our customer’s needs and the highest environmental standards. It also brings further credibility to our social responsibility, good stewardship and good citizenship associated with such a long-standing Birmingham based family company.


“We are also working towards OHAS 18001:2007 in 2016 which will confirm our commitment to safety at J H Richards. This will allow us to bid directly for the new nuclear build in order to secure our company’s future as a leading bearing supplier to the electricity supply industry.


He added that ”We have significantly reduced the waste being sent to land fill and reduced our Carbon footprint every year for the last three years. I am also very happy that we have managed to work with our major client’s to eliminate the alloying elements Cadmium and Lead from our range of alloys.”


Systems Manager Paul Salloway and Project Engineer Swapnil Kapoor are shown here with the ISO-14001 certificate presented last month.

By Robin Greenwell, Dec 9 2014 05:15PM

The new roof above the factory and offices is now complete!

In addition to completely replacing the roof of the three large bay areas and office area, the project also included an entirely new factory lighting system, upgraded space heating and new roof-mounted automatic ventilation systems.


"As a business, this is one of the biggest and best improvement projects we have undertaken. It's simply fantastic!


The end result will have a positive effect on the way we work for the benefit of our customers and workforce. It also further demonstrates JHR's commitment to reducing the impact of our activities on the environment"


Ken Greenhall

Managing Director


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