The decision to invest in new machinery can be a difficult one, especially when existing equipment is still performing reliably. But technology moves at an alarming rate, so you really could be missing out.
Due to unprecedented growth in sales of Cincom sliding-head and Miyano fixed-head turning centres, which has doubled Citizen Machinery UK's turnover since 2016, the company has decided to increase the number of its area sales managers from five to six in order to maintain the high level of customer support for which the supplier is renowned.
Faced with a massive downturn in aerospace orders due to the pandemic, Rugby-based subcontractor Technoset was forced to restructure its operations. Fortunately, it could turn to Citizen Machinery for support in finding new markets. PES reports.
Citizen Machinery UK, has reported a successful open house. The event, held by the bar-fed sliding-head and fixed-head CNC turning machine specialist, was the first organised by the company since the start of pandemic.
When physics graduate Paul Cobb asked his father Reg in 1997 to help him invest in a subcontract machining business specialising in CNC sliding-head turning, Mr Cobb senior groaned; he knew it would mean a sizeable investment. However, as PES discovers, it was a risk that paid handsome dividends.
Citizen Machinery UK, which supplies Cincom sliding-head and Miyano fixed-head turn-mill centres into the British and Irish markets, has been providing manufacturing solutions to OEMs and subcontractors in their supply chains for virtually the entire time the company has been in business.