£175,000 order boost signs off a record-breaking MACH for Carfulan Group

Continental Diamond Tool purchased an E-series E7 multisensor measurement system from OGP
Continental Diamond Tool purchased an E-series E7 multisensor measurement system from OGP

Carfulan Group has heralded MACH 2024 as its best yet after sealing more than £175,000 of orders and securing over 800 more leads to explore after the event.

Sales director Rob Thompson believes the firm’s ability to offer a single-source solution for advanced measurement, 3D printing and software technologies made all the difference with customers coming from precision engineering, subcontract manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and, interestingly, academia.

OGP’s new E-Series E7, a high-quality multi-sensor measurement system, made its UK debut and was immediately purchased by Continental Diamond Tool, while Metaltech Precision invested in a Smile 420 tool presetting system – with Pilot 4 software – from Zoller UK.

Oracle Precision invested in a Techno 306 turned part measurement system from Vicivision UK

Carfulan Group also saw significant interest in its Vicivision offer, with Oracle Precision, TNC Precision and CNF Precision purchasing a Techno M306, Prima 306 and the Metrios Cross respectively.

“Everything in manufacturing is getting more precise and companies are desperately striving for greater control when it comes to quality through their measurement devices,” Rob Thompson explained.

“Real time data, which allows them to change tooling set-ups to optimise performance and avoid costly reworks, continues to be in demand and plays perfectly into our hands when it comes to our range of technology and our new software platforms.”

He continued: “We invested heavily into creating one of our largest ever stands at MACH 2024 and it paid off, with 18 different machines on display and ready to be demonstrated. This wealth of technology pulled in so many visitors and we found that potential clients came on for one solution and ended up looking at more.”

Metaltech Precision purchased a smile 420 tool presetter with Pilot 4 software from Zoller at MACH

Carfulan Group, which helps more than 500 companies to work smarter and faster, has seen revenues rise by 14% to £19.2million, creating six new jobs as a result.

Significant investment in boosting its sales team and several new product releases by its OGP UK, SYS Systems, Zoller UK, Vicivision UK, Metrios UK, Prolink UK and Discus brands have been behind the expansion, with the family-run business now setting its sights on meeting a £40m target by 2030.

It has invested more than £2.5m in creating an advanced innovation centre in Derbyshire, which showcases all its six technologies and software solutions, including Prolink and Discus. The last two help with real-time data monitoring and ballooning complex drawings into First Article Inspection Reports respectively.

From this base, the company can explore how its advanced metrology, 3D printing, tool presetting and data management software solutions can be tailored to suit the end-use of customers, as well as offering extensive aftercare support, training, servicing, and maintenance.

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