Moss spent over thirty years in the Special Purpose machine tools
industry as part of the Leicester company 'Moss Machine Tools' , with
customers in the Automotive, Aerospace, Defence and domestic appliance
family company, started by his father Frederick Moss in 1946, was
internationally reknowned for its insights into new manufacturing
solutions and the very high quality of its products.
work with Rolls Royce in the 1980's to develop jet engine blade
manufacturing technology was considered by their project manager to be
central to the success that led to Rolls Royce winning the Queens award
for innovation in 1989.
Machine Tools was a victim of the decline in Manufacturing Industry,
and finally closed its doors in 1991, not before manufacturing one of
the most innovative special purpose machine tools that was created at
the time for Ford Motor company.
was cited by many as having been central to the success of Moss Machine
Tools, and in his roles of Works Manager and Technical Director he was
able to go some way to bring the realities of the shop floor metal
cutting experience into the drawing office, to achieve designs that were
both ground breaking and elegant in their simplicity.
To see a 20minute piece about some of the last machines made by 'Moss Machine Tools' : please click here (20 meg)
Moss Engineering was started by Roger in 1992, to focus on small scale precision toolroom engineering.
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