Almond Engineering’s Managing Director tells government to “Grow up and stop playing politics” in relation to Brexit as UK businesses lose patience with no deal scenarios and constant delays.
Almond continues to invest in the latest technology to ensure their precision engineering capabilities are state of the art. The latest two new machines to join the growing arsenal at Almond’s disposal is a Hurco 3 axis machining centre and a Mazak compact Quick Turn mill/turn machine. These have been commissioned this month complementing the recent installation of the four and five axis machining capacity and the large bed machining centre.
“Almond continues to grow and it is important that our machining capacity grows at a corresponding rate. This ensures that we continue to deliver, meeting our customers’ lead times without compromising on quality. It also strengthens our resilience by ensuring every high performance machine has a duplicate, so production continues when we have a machine down for maintenance,” says Chris Smith, Managing Director.
The latest Hurco 3 Axis vertical machining further increases Almond’s capacity and is part of their continual focus on reducing lead times and serving their customers better. Almond has standardised on Hurco machines simplifying training and ensuring that existing NC programmes are fully compatible with new machines.
The new Mazak Quick Turn 300MY lathe with live tooling is a further addition to Almond’s turning capacity, bringing high precision with a small footprint. The 12″ chuck and 1m bed compliment perfectly their existing Mazak mill/turn machine and will help them drive further productivity gains.
Almond’s investment in machines and staff are part of their long term growth strategy to continue to meet the precision engineering requirements of their expanding range of customers. “We are customer centric and focussed on ensuring we deliver to time and budget. It is important that our customers can rely on us and we are committed to delivering a first class service. Our continued investment in quality equipment and staff is testimony to this,” reflects Chris.