Pete Southan is the owner and CEO of Metalcraft Ltd located in Telford, Shropshire, England. Specializing in extremely high end metal shaping, panel forming and coach building, he is considered by many to be one of the best in the world, especially in the U.K.
Recently, he was commissioned by a gentleman to duplicate a Jolly Car. Taking all of his projects super serious, Pete makes each and every one “personal.” Having a metal shaping machine that is truly a part of him was very important.
He turned to the experts for guidance; the Baileigh Industrial metal shaping team, located in Coventry, U.K., a fully staffed team dedicated to the art of metal forming and shaping.
After talking to Pete and reviewing his application, the PH-19VS reciprocating machine (or reciprocating hammer) was offered as a solution. Pete loved the machine and immediately started to show off his skills.
Pete’s latest project is a “one off” race car valued at over £250,000($415,000). He trusts this project to his Baileigh metal shaping equipment on a daily basis.
Our metal shaping team in the U.K. is fantastic at building lifelong relationships with their customers. Pete is no exception as he is truly a customer for life.
The “about Pete” section of his website truly illustrates the challenges he has endured throughout his life. Although he has had many ups and downs, he has stayed true to his talents in metal shaping, crowning him one of the best around.
Visit Pete’s website here: www.metalcraftltd.com
A quote from Pete:
“Using a traditional approach, modern equipment and techniques where appropriate, I believe I provide the finest quality of handmade panel work anywhere in the world, a bold statement, and I am always ready for a challenge.”