A Hereford manufacturer has taken delivery of two new machines as part of a wider investment worth close to £2 million.
NuMachine is a specialist machining company that supplies a range of sectors including aerospace, medical and technology. It particularly specialises in CNC machining, 5-axis, solids, mill-turning and complex components.
The two new, state-of-the-art Mazak CNC machines are the first of their kind and open up new opportunities for the firm to make more complex parts. It has started to supply the automotive sector, as well as the electric vehicle charging sector, through its sister firm Sarginsons Industries – which is based in Coventry.
The firm, which employs 27 people, will take delivery of two more machines which include a large 7-axis machine and 5-axis machine in the coming weeks as well as a new 3D printer which will all add to the capabilities of the company.
It will mean that NuMachine will have the capacity to manufacture complex components up to 3m in length by 1m in width as well as enhancing its ability to make parts at much greater volume.
Brandon Davies, managing director of NuMachine, said: “This is a substantial investment in our manufacturing capability that will allow us to serve our existing customers as well as explore a whole host of new opportunities.
“That includes Design for Manufacture (DfM) which has previously been a hidden talent for the company. DfM is known to improve the efficiency and quality of the manufacturing process and there is very high demand for it.
“Uplifting the skills base of our existing staff, allowing more responsibility and accountability going forward will be key to achieving the growth we anticipate. We believe our staff are also our partners who will, in time, benefit from this investment and growth.
“Through Sarginsons, our sister company, we are already moving into the automotive sector and this gives us the opportunity to grow in that sector and other industries.
“It allows us to deliver on contracts that require bigger volumes and bigger parts at the same time as maintaining the very high standards that we set ourselves.
“The vast majority of work we undertake is for UK companies but we also supply to Germany too.
“This investment means we can look to grow over the coming weeks, months and years and is part of a commitment to the quality of our products and service.”