In the late 60's, Val Carr founded Cicorel (London) Ltd, and the fundamental principles on which the company was based are still in place today. Attention to precise detail and accuracy, high standards of work and quality assurance provided the foundations for a company which is now working with leading suppliers in the scientific and telecommunications instruments sectors.
Milestones of Development
1967 Cicorel (London) Ltd was founded by Val Carr, using his training in watch and clock making. He began to make and sell through-hole printed circuit boards within the UK, and designed and manufactured the Cicorel patented rotary action test pin.
1975 Cicorel moved to Somerset, combining its expertise in established techniques of precise work with new technologies.
1992 Continued growth led to a move in 1992 to larger premises in Sherborne, Dorset.
1998 Val Carr retired and his son Robert succeeded him as Managing Director.
2000 A new purpose-built engineering site was opened in Sherborne, with investment in new machinery and an enlarged team of experienced engineers. Tricorn Job Management System introduced.
2002 Cicorel achieved accreditation of ISO 9001/2000.
2003 Apprenticeship position awarded to James Scard.
2004 Cicorel started began its association with Swiss fibre optic specialists Diamond and became their UK representative.
2005 Continued investment in machine tools with 2nd Hardinge Elite 8/51 3 axis CNC Lathe commissioned.
2006 Apprenticeship position awarded to Mike Robinson. Bridgeport 760 4 Axis CNC Mill commissioned.
2007 James Scard completed his apprenticeship and Tom Rabbetts selected as the companies latest apprentice.
2008 5 axis milling capability established.
2009 Workshop reorganized into cells and Edgecam CAM system commissioned.