Hugely impressed with their first purchase four years ago, Seaham based North East Bifolds has invested in a second AMC308 Machining Centre from machinery manufacturer Kombimatec. Delivered in April, the new addition has been housed within a recently completed 600msq, on-site warehouse.
As the industry continues to recover from two years of disruption, Tony Meah and Chris Craggs, owners of North East Bifolds, have noticed intense, increased demand for perfect end products and are keen to fulfil orders at a faster rate. “Primarily, we chose to take on a second machine to safeguard the business against any issues we might face if the existing one was out of action, but ultimately, having two machines running will enable us to double our output and reduce lead in times by at least a week” says Tony. “The added benefit that the entire team already know the control panel, made the decision to expand in this way an easy one.”
The Dunstable based manufacturer are a preferred supplier to North East Bifolds because of their quick turnaround on orders and exceptional after-sales service, claims the company. Used across aluminium and PVC profiles, Kombimatec’s 3+1 Axis CNC system is proving popular, with repeat orders becoming a regularity. Chris added: “Our team are comfortable with the machines, but we know that if we need a product demo, or any additional training, we only have to ask. We’re so chuffed at the quality of the Kombimatec products, that we’ve also bought a brand new aluminium saw, too!”
Kombimatec’s director, David Parsons added: “We’re really proud that businesses like North East Bifolds choose to repeatedly buy from us – if we can help get the industry moving again and support people like Tony to speed up his production of high quality products, then everyone comes out winning.”