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News


13-10-17 We are RECRUITING! Currently we have opportunities of experienced cables assembly operators or operators who are used to fine detail sub and high level assembly. We're also looking for experienced supervisors or team leaders who have worked in mechanical assembly in similar roles. If you have maintenance experience as a trainee and have lost your job for whatever reason, we're looking to recruit a trainee maintenance fitter but you must have at least 3 years experience and a good basic grounding of electrical and mechanical principles.

 

23-8-17 GSL Investors acquire James C Gillespie Engineering Ltd.

 

On the 21st August the investors of GSL acquired the James C Gillespie Engineering Ltd business based in Kirkcaldy, Fife. The acquisition expands the 'Group' capability and gives GSL investors one of the best and most diverse Metal Fabrication businesses in the country. Bob Waterson commented " We're absolutely delighted to have been given this opportunity. JCGE have an excellent team and it is our ambition to grow the business here in Kirkcaldy. Employees, customers and suppliers alike should all be enthusiastic about the potential this change in ownership brings" For further details contact Bob on 01383 731363.

 

16-8-17 At our periodic assessment yesterday, we were delighted to have a recommendation from BSI that we be accredited to ISO 9001 - 2015. We are absolutely delighted to attain and run our businesses in compliance with the standard.


This achievement brings GSL to the fore of SME contract manufacturers again, ahead of schedule and a year earlier than the cut off of September 2018! Bob Waterson commented 'We are certainly one of the first contract manufacturers in Scotland to complete this transition and will give our customers further confidence in our robust planning and operational processes'

 

03-08-17 Designed and manufactured in Scotland; the home of Golf, we are proud to announce that the SHOT SCOPE V2 - GPS Watch with automated performance tracking is now available for pre-order!


The product, assembled by GSL in Dunfermline, demonstrates the commitment by David Hunter of Shot Scope and his team, to have innovative, world class and leading products built right here in Scotland. We wish David, Lewis and all at Shot Scope the very best and look forward to a continued successful partnership! Get your order in now! www.shotscope.com

 

17-7-17 Leading our transition to ISO 9001 - 2015, GSL is delighted to have secured the services of Hugh Nicholson to lead taking the company through the new standard. Hugh brings with him many years of experience in the quality field. Welcome aboard Hugh!

 

19-6-17 Steven Dillon has joined the management team at GSL following a re-structure of our Dunfermline operations. Bob Waterson commented 'We welcome Steven as our new Manufacturing Manager, an appointment that will help take our operations to a new level as our business grows year on year'. Welcome aboard Steven.


23-05-17 Lothian Region Transport has selected GSL to provide wiring services over a fleet of 646 vehicles. James Christie project managing the the contract said 'We're really delighted to be supporting LRT on this very sizeable project. We hope to show exactly what we can do and that this is just the start of a long relationship with LRT. Our team will work through the night in conjunction with fleet availability on this contract, rewiring the vehicles as LRT continues to use local companies for upgrades to its ETM equipment. The new ETM's will further enhance the passenger travel experience on LRT buses'

 

05-05-17 Crewe based Rail management and service provider for refurbishment of rolling stock vehicles; Chrysallis Rail has engaged with GSL to provide brackets and wiring support parts. We appreciate the new business from Chrysallis very much as we expand in our Rail service support operations.


15-03-17 Our apologies that our web site has been down in the last few weeks. Our site host decided to cease hosting and we're delighted that we are back up and live again. We are looking at the possibility of refreshing and re-designing the web site.


01-03-17 Greenfold Systems Ltd (South East) opened its doors for business today when group Technical Consultant; Ian Kennedy took possession of the keys to our unit in Medway City Estate in Kent. The unit is being kitted out and the first kits are expected to be ready in 3-4 weeks time.


24-02-17 ScotRail have awarded GSL the business to supply metalwork and hardware for the CCTV upgrade on their Class 334 vehicles. This business further strengthens the working relationship with Abelio ScotRail who continue to support the local supply chain.


23-01-17 Greenfold Systems Ltd (South East) - 1 Lakeside Park, Neptune Close, Medway City Estate, Rochester, Kent ME2 4LT


GSL is delighted to announce that it is establishing a new facility in support of its customers supporting the upgrade and installation of WiFi to the Road and Rail Public Sector Mass Transit markets. The final details are now agreed and GSL (South East) will be operational in Medway City Estate by the 1st of March 2017.

 

GSL's technical consultant Ian Kennedy commented;


'The expansion to the South East is part of a localisation strategy with Icomera here in the UK, where we will support their new installs around the country by establishing local depots to increase customer service and dramatically improve lead times. Our ability to offer design, manufacturing and turnkey solutions, and after sales service brings real value to the customers table'


21-12-16 CLASS 156 CCTV Hardware; The benefit of having a supplier who can deliver meaningful benefit to its customers is measured by the costs it saves. GSL is delighted to extend its relationship with Abelio ScotRail who have awarded the hardware for the Class 156 CCTV upgrade to GSL.

 

Bob Waterson added 'The vision shown by the technical project management team at ScotRail has resulted in real savings for the company as it will only need to bring a train out of service once, to get two upgrades complete i.e. CCTV and WiFi installation upgrades completed at the same time. This will mean the paying passenger will not have the train out of service twice and Abelio ScotRail earns fares where it may not have, had the train had to come out of service on two separate occasions'.


GSL also works closely in its alliance with Teknoware OY of Finland; the world leading transport lighting designer and provider. It is hoped and indeed the ambition of both companies to work together here in the UK to further enhance the benefit of bringing trains in for multiple upgrades once instead of numerous times saving ROSCO's time and money, whilst improving passenger experiences and minimising disruption.


WiFi, CCTV, LED Lighting.... and more technical upgrades can all be supplied here in the UK from one source; Greenfold Systems Ltd and its customers and alliance suppliers.


01-10-16 BRIAN JOHNSTON. Whilst it's relatively unusual for a company to use its news page to report something like the passing of a dear colleague and friend, when the primary purpose of the page is really for marketing purposes, we at GSL were desperately saddened that Brian Johnston lost his battle with cancer last weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with June and we retain many happy memories of a beloved colleague.


29-08-16 GSL has continued it's strategy of hiring two new apprentices each year. Our thanks go to Fife College, Fife Council and Skills Development Scotland for their continued support. We wish our new recruits every success. Our candidates this year were our first to come through the Foundation Apprenticeship scheme.


11-8-16 - ScotRail has engaged with GSL to deliver hardware for the fleet CCTV upgrade. Managing Director Bob Waterson commented "Train operators face a dilemma when they have to take trains out of service for upgrades. The worst thing that can happen to an operator, is to lose potential fares while albeit necessary upgrades are being carried out. The technology group at ScotRail have shown real initiative to cut down lost revenues by combining technology upgrades. This means a train will be out of service for a minimal period while multiple technology upgrades are carried out. We're delighted that GSL are part of this team".


13-7-16 - GSL has been working with a technology company based in Edinburgh to develop a world leading golf performance product where your game is analysed to a level that it helps the golfer literally take shots off your game. Trials are giving 'Exceptional' results and feedback from the market. GSL's involvement in the development of the product hardware; which includes a wristband and set of club tags, has shown the versatility of the people within it's business. From mechanical products that are 15 metres in length to a wristband containing delicate electronics, GSL's staff are again demonstrating that they 'can do' and 'will do' a great job whatever the challenge.


05-07-16 - ScotRail has announced it's preferred bidder of it's fleet WiFi upgrade. Starting with the 156 Class vehicles. Working with it's customer GSL will support with design, manufacturing and installation support services. First-Off trials are expected in September 2016.


10-3-16 - Class 458 SWT WiFi upgrade: GSL is delighted to continue its work in the rail sector where it has secured new business in support of its existing leading WiFi technology customer. The latest contract involves supply of high level assembly mechanical enclosures.


17-2-16 - Career Ready. This program is established to help young people at school, find a better way forward in life. GSL is delighted to announce that it has signed up for the program and looks forward as part of its commitment, to mentoring and hosting visits for young people in local schools, already signed up for Career Ready.


22-1-16 - Production started at GSSL in Scarborough today. The business operates out of 20,000 sq.ft. and expects to employ over 50 staff within 3 months. The address of the business is:


Unit 7

Plaxton Business Park

Cayton Low Road

Eastfield

Scarborough

YO11 3BQ


13-1-16 - The board have created a new structure for the business wit the creation of Greenfold Holdings Ltd. This will have two subordinate entities: Greenfold Systems Ltd (GSL) in Dunfermline and Greenfold Systems Scarborough Ltd (GSSL) based in Scarborough.


14-12-15 - Following a successful meeting today, We are delighted to announce that GSL will be working closely with Plaxton Ltd in Scarborough (Plaxton is part of the Alexander Dennis Bus Group, the UK's largest Bus and Coach Manufacturer) where it will establish new business in Plaxton Business Park. This new major piece of business will see GSL provide its skills, knowledge and expertise to do assembly work for Plaxtons full range of buses in Scarborough, further cementing the excellent business relations it has with ADL, and providing significant growth for GSL.


28-10-15 - FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIPS; Having supported the roll out of the Foundation Apprenticeship scheme last year, GSL was proud today to assist Skills Development Scotland film it's latest video on the benefits that Foundation Apprenticeships can bring to businesses. This scheme helps bridge the expectations gap that exists for employers and students alike, while bringing commercial benefits to our business.


27-10-15 - Another successful periodic ongoing assessment saw GSL maintain its ISO 9001 - 2008 accreditation. The company has committed to and embarked on the transition to the 2015 standard which it expects to see reviewed at its next assessment.


21-10-15 - GSL extends hearty congratulations to ADL who has signed a deal potentially worth £2bn to build vehicles for the worlds biggest producer of Electric buses. The deal between ADL and Chinese manufacturer BYD could result in additional work for GSL as the UK largest bus manufacturer leads from the front in new bus technology.


21-9-15 - As GSL extends its activity in the rail installations sector, it is delighted to announce that it has been chosen as installation partner for WiFi installatiuon on the Chiltern LTE project


02-09-15 - E200 MMC program rolls out with ADL


ADL in Falkirk is a world leader in bus manufacturing. September sees the production roll out of its new E200 MMC product which GSL is proud to announce it is supporting ADL on with High Level Assemblies (HLA)

 

HLA is a key offering that few CMS providers can take to a new level, supporting customers to allow them to be good at what they're good at. After a period of working closely with ADL, GSL has seen a new evolution in sub-contract High Level Assembly, where we are supporting a market leader in ADL with larger, heavier and more complex HLA's than seen before. This work has saw GSL  invest in a new cranes, materials handling equipment and expansion into a third unit with a further 4,000 sq. ft. being set up in July, to provide space and set up for sub-assemblies used on larger outsource HLA items. GSL is procuring materials from Europe and the US for work that demonstrates what a little vision and investment can achieve.

 

14-7-15 - SENTINEL Approved Installation team!

 

Our enhanced offerings include Installation of customers products and one of the key areas we've seen growth in, is the Public Transport sector. This week has seen the successful accreditation of SENTINEL cards for our team working on installation for the rail and tram sector. This means that Greenfold now has the capability to work trackside and in depots on a broad range of product installations. Sponsored by Railforce our team are now available to provide lower cost design, manufacture and installation services!


18-05-15 - Greenfold Systems is delighted to welcome Peter Jamieson to it's commercial team. Peter brings with him a great drive, enthusiasm and experience of the contract manufacturing business. If you have an opportunity to outsource we'd love to hear from you. Contact Peter on 01383 731363 or 07802 871886 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

07-04-15 - Offshore Europe 2015.

 

STAND 3E60 in Hall # 3. Greenfold is exhibiting this year at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen and looks forward to welcoming visitors to our stand. The exhibition at the AECC runs from September the 8th to the 11th.

 


 

03-04-15 - GSL Registered for RISQS standard!

 

GSL continues to grow and offer enhanced services to the rail sector by including installation in it's portfolio. It has registered with Achilles for the RISQIS standard and began the process of PTS card training and certification for its multi-skilled installation team.

 

01-04-15 - GSL increases its offerings to the Oil and Gas sector by registering for FPAL certification!

 

Greenfold Systems Ltd has been supplying high level assemblies, Sheet metal fabricated parts and Cable assemblies to the Oil and Gas sector since its inception over 3 and half years ago. It will be exhibiting at Offshore Europe at the AECC for the first time and invites customers new, prospective and old to visit our stand which is part the Fife Council/Business Gateway grouping at the show.

 

Furthermore the company is now registered with FPAL as its seeks to continue its growth in the sector.

 

23-3-15 - TfGM delighted with GSL performance.

 

Martyn Buonocore, Project Manager at Transport for Greater Manchester said earlier today:

 

"I must say that it has been a pleasure working with Greenfold Systems. I found their approach and attention to detail second to none.


Greenfold provided timely, effective and professional advice that offered flexibility whilst not compromising on quality.


Greenfold were presented with a lot of challenges in this project namely to install 96 trams in 8 weeks however this did not seem to be an issue and they delivered ahead of schedule!


The installation of equipment itself from design of brackets to the final connections was carried out on time with competent friendly teams displaying good workmanship"

 

Martyn Buonocore

Project Manager

Transport for Greater Manchester

 

 

10-2-15 - GSL diversifies with Security and Fraud Prevention customer!

 

Greenfold Systems Ltd has been engaged by a customer working exclusively in the Security and Fraud Protection industry. The customer is an industry leader and Ian Kennedy, GSL's technical supremo commented;

 

'It's great to develop new business in a new sector for GSL and to have re-engaged with some ex-colleagues who came to us in the knowledge that we have the skills, technical know-how and diversity to build parts for their products. It's gratifying that with so many years of experience, you're recognised by people you've worked well with over so many years as a team who deliver"

 

08-12-14 - WiFi development and supply secured for Transport for Greater Manchester Trams


Working closely with its customer, GSL can confirm that it has secured business to supply metal fabrications, cable and high level assemblies and the installation of the same for its customer on Transport for Greater Manchester Trams.

 

25-11-14 - GSL successful in exports bid


GSL is delighted to have successfully engaged with customers to supply exported metal fabrication parts to be used on RET operated public transport in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

 

06-10-14

 

Greenfold Systems exhibited at Event City in Manchester 1st and 2nd of October 2014,recevied well by a variety of potential, and existing customers from  diverse industry sectors. A busy show giving GSL the opportunity to inform and demonstrate the services and unique skills employed by Greenfold.

 

 

 

01-09-14

 

Greenfold Systems to exhibit at Northern Manufacturing at Event City Manchester 1st and 2nd of October 2014  on stand G62, all welcome to visit and discuss services, product builds, design, applications, projects ect. Need information prior to visiting please do not hesitate to contact GSL.

 

07-07-14

 

Greenfold expands its manufacturing capacity taking over an additional production facility covering 20,000 Ft Sq, this further enhances business expansion in line with expectations of existing clients, and new projects being phased in.

 

23-06-14

Greenfold Systems FBM Article

 

GSL have received positive and complimentary coverage in the most recent edition of Fife Business Matters edition 27, we are covered through pages 3 & 4, with a web link below to copy and paste into your browser for your convenience

 

http://www.fifebusinessmatters.co.uk/

 

13-06-14

Greenfold Systems & Edinburgh Trams

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Greenfold Systems wins contract to install Wi Fi systems into the Edinburgh Trams, this is an upgrade package to further enhance the travellers experience through their journey on this system. GSL are working in conjunction with Edinburgh Trams to manufacture and install equipment during night time hours when the trams are out of service, the program runs over the summer until all trams are upgraded.

 

06-06-14

 

First Minister visit

 

The Rt Hon Alex Salmond first minister of Scotland visited GSL in a second visit following the announcement last December that GSL has been awarded an RSA grant from Scottish Enterprise to aid with its ambitious growth plans. Mr Salmond was impressed by the positivity and ambition of the company and its investors and commented, encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Scotland is a key priority for the Scottish Government and we are supportive of steps, such as those being taken by Greenfold, to encourage new business growth. “The Scottish Government is committed to the reindustrialisation of Scotland and to support growth in manufacturing firms like Greenfold.  It is clear that innovation must be recognised and encouraged across the entire business base, and I am pleased that support from the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and its agencies are working hard to support manufacturing jobs in Scotland.”
The company appreciated the time afforded by Mr Salmond on his visit and ongoing support of its shareholders

and sister company Excel Assemblies.

 

26-05-14

 

Images from All Energy in Aberdeen 21/22 May 2014. successfully attended by GSL, culminating in pre arranged client meetings and technical product discussions with new customers, this further demonstrates GSL,s increasing penetration in to the Energy and Renewable sector.

 

 

 

 

 

13-05-14

Greenfold Systems welcomes its new alliance with Intelligent Engineered Solutions, of whom have great expertise in Greenfold,s industry sectors, and further consolidates GSL,s position in the UK & European market place.


16-03-14

GSL confirms their participation in the All Energy show in Aberdeen, May the 21st and 22nd 2014, all welcome to visit GSL at stand number L130


03-02-14

Greenfold Systems form an alliance with Excel Assemblies to further our mutual sector strengths, and continue to give clients an ever stronger capability and efficency.


16-01-14

GSL proudly announce a Memorandum of Understanding with TDI [Europe], TDI is an international   transport design and engineering consultancy specialising in design and engineering for rolling stock.

To work in collaboration on projects for the rail industry, typically interiors, as well as VTS land trains which require a cohesive design and supply capability.


11-11-13

Greenfold Systems, prepare to ship thier first stage of thier VTS product for English Heritage, with additional VTS to follow as required, this sets a major milestone in GSL,s short history, and paves the way for other systems, with various discussions currently underway to develope new products,bespoke to thier application and environment.

02-10-13

Greenfold Systems proudly supports Fife Business Week [Helping Business succeed] 11th - 15th Nov 2013


02-09-13

As part of GSL building for the future Greenfold Systems Ltd proudly announce the commencement of two Technical Craft Apprentices and one Trainee Production Engineer with immediate effect.


12/07/13

Greenfold wins a new strategic outsource alliance with a Diagnostic Monitoring OEM


08/07/13

Greenfold Systems have rentered the Rail sector winning a new contarct in relation to Control Posts for crossings around the UK


02/07/13

GSL Continue to invest in CapItal Equipment and Manufacturing Aids, further enhancing capability in both product maufacture, and industry sector expansion.


30/06/13

GSL further expands its manufacturing capacity by a further 20,000SqFt in line with new contracts won.


24-06-13

Greenfold Systems continues to form short and long term relationships in the Renewable sector.


16/06/13

GSL Commence build program for English Hertitage, to extend to the end of 2013


01/06/13

Greenfold are proud to announce the introduction of Craft and Technician Apprenticeships scheduled to commence August 2013


14/05/13

Greenfold Sytems wins new Automotive Cable Assembly business with two new vitial contarcts


0/4/013 - John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth visits GSL

Further to securing preferred bidder status to provide vehicle carriages for the prestigious English Heritage Stonehenge site, Mr John Swinney MSP visited GSL in a re-arranged visit following the announcement last December that GSL has been awarded an RSA grant from Scottish Enterprise to aid with its ambitious growth plans. Mr Swinney was impressed by the positivity and ambition of the company and its investors and commented

“Encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Scotland is a key priority for the Scottish Government and we are supportive of steps, such as those being taken by Greenfold, to encourage new business growth. “The Scottish Government is committed to the reindustrialisation of Scotland and to support growth in manufacturing firms like Greenfold.  It is clear that innovation must be recognised and encouraged across the entire business base, and I am pleased that support from the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and its agencies are working hard to support manufacturing jobs in Scotland.”
The company appreciated the time afforded by Mr Swinney on his visit and ongoing support of its shareholders

and sister company Ionix Systems Ltd

 

 

24-04-13

Greenfold Systems Ltd announced as preferred supplier  for Stonehenge Vehicle Transportation System [ VTS ] Carriages by English Hetitage

 

18-03-13

GSL have secured new business in the Oil & Gas secor for various products over multiple clients , as a result

of our wide capabilities, performance to date, and the proving of sample products for evaluation.

 

18-02-13

Greenfold Systems enjoyed a productive and rewarding Southern Manufacturing show, more encouraging as this was its first attendance.

To view GSL stand please copy and paste link in your browser,

 

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=568aac5456&view=att&th=13cdd6fc2a9252b0&attid=0.1&disp=safe&realattid=f_hd77i5du0&zw

 

11-02-13

Greenfold will be attending Southern Manufacturing at Farnbourgh 13-14th of Feb 2013 , please come and visit us if you intend to visit the show , most welcome.

 

08-02-13

GSL are proud to annonce that MSL Business Development will be representing GSL and are in the process of signing an agreement.

 

03-01-13

Greenfold confirm attendance at Southern Manufacturing at Farnborough 13th and 14th of Feb 2013 , stand K84, GSL look forward to seeing you there.Specific appointments to discuss applications/projects can be arranged apon request.

 

30-11-12

Greenfold/Ionix Systems secures new business with General Dynamics Land Systems - Force Protection Europe (GDLS-FPE)

 

Greenfold/Ionix Systems ltd attended the (GDLS-FPE) supplier conference where the 200th Foxhound vehicle was handed over to the MOD. This was achieved in a very rapid timescale.

 

During the conference, Greenfold/Ionix secured new business to manufacture additional electrical harnesses and metalwork for the next tranche of Foxhound vehicles.

 

Greenfold Systems Ltd attended the supplier conference  due to the turnkey integration we have in place, Greenfold will be providing metalwork for the future Foxhound vehicle.

 

Greenfold/Ionix Systems continues to win new business, manufacturing high quality products at best value to the customer."

 

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05-11-12

GSL  Supporting Fife Business Week 6-15th November

 

GSL  Supporting Fife Ecoomy Partnership

 

04-09-12

GSL wins product build program supporting intergrators to Land Systems / General Dynamics for the Ocelot PV.

 

29-08-12

Greenfold Systems Ltd       BSI  registration complete copy can be viewed at link below from BSI website

 

https://pgplus.bsigroup.com/cert/retrievecert.asp?certtemplate=uk&certificate_number=FM+582725&did=25dc008d276d5135fddb12051e23710e&repository=d8614b0986e5374a15946d4baa9432db

 

19-07-12

Greenfold Systems Ltd recommended for BS EN ISO 9001 : 2008 registration.

 

08-07-12

A CNC Lathe is added to Greenfolds ever increasing machinery capability , to also support additional manufacturing programs , and furture projects

 

03-07-12

GSL forms a project alliance with a major global welding equipment manufactuer

 

15-06-12

GSL continues to add to its capabilty in the tool area by adding an Extrusion saw to compliment specifc programs

 

11/05/12

Greenfold expand further incorporating an additional new facilty ,enhancing GSL production capabilities by a further 20,000 sqft

This is needed to support  client requirments to meet production timelines, and to locate additional

machine shop equipment

 

09/05/12

GSL to shortly commence work for a major Lighting manufacturer and installer , extended program , within a standard familiy of products.

 

01/05/12

Greenfold win a new major client in the Oil & Gas sector , this is a long term program covering varying products and applications.

 

27/04/12

Greenfold win new business in the Financial Equipment sector with a Scottish founded company , of whom has a global customer base , and is expanding rapidly in 2012.

 

23/04/12

GSL are currently installing a new Trumpf Laser , this will further increase our capacity, and assist our scheduled business, inline with our customers requirements and expectations.

 

10/04/12

Greenfold are currently installing a new Sage 200 Manufacturing system to further compliment its administative activities.This further will enhance its reporting and functionality in all business activities.

 

05/12/11  -
GSL has increased its sheet metal capacity by the addition of a further Trumpf 500 CNC Punch

01/10/11  -
GSL has the support of renowned bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Ltd entering into a long term strategic agreement.

22/09/11
Greenfold Systems Ltd [ GSL] is a new manufacturing fulfilment company formed on the 22nd of September 2011 by the shareholders of Ionix Systems Ltd