Permanent place for Floyd Automatic at Citizen

Having supported users of Citizen sliding-head turning centres for almost 30 years, Floyd Automatic Tooling now has a permanent presence at the new Citizen Machinery UK facility in Brierley Hill.

The company kicked off its residency by exhibiting at the recent open house staged by Citizen in Brierley Hill, which attracted around 300 visitors.
“The expansive range of collets, guide bushes, grippers and machine accessories are continually expanding into specialist solutions that can solve issues for sliding-head turned-part producers which no other UK company can supply,” says managing director Richard Floyd. “This capability has been acknowledged by Citizen with this permanent booth. We probably have the most comprehensive range of tooling and accessories for sliding-head machines in the UK, and our ever-closer partnership will provide opportunities in the future to combine the resources of Floyd Automatic and Citizen Machinery for product presentations, machining trials, project support, and assistance with special applications.”
For further information www.floydautomatic.co.uk

Positive start to financial year at XYZ

Beginning the financial year with an open house event at its Slough showroom in May saw XYZ Machine Tools exceed sales of £500,000 in one day, which in turn helped boost company turnover for the month to over £3m.

Managing director Nigel Atherton says: “The positive attitude from customers that saw us post an 11% increase in sales in the last financial year appears to be continuing. Booked orders remain strong, with May exceeding expectations. This gives us confidence that the trend will continue here in the UK.”
Sales to UK manufacturing customers were also bolstered by continuing growth in business from mainland Europe, which showed an increase of 33% in 2018/19, along with a rise in sales to the UK education sector of 40%. This positive start to 2019/20 bodes well for the company, which has ambitious plans for the coming year with new machine and automation launches, along with expansion plans to its existing network of UK showrooms. XYZ will also create a new service centre and used machine facility, and has plans
to further expand in mainland Europe.
For further information www.xyzmachinetools.com

Chester completes multi-machine installation

Chester Machine Tools has completed another large installation of machines in the Middle East for a company specialising in oil refinery.

The engineering team from Chester completed the build, commissioning and training on a 3.2 m double-column vertical boring machine with 30-ton table load capacity. This machine was supplied in addition to a large 1 m stroke slotting machine, three 80 mm radial drills, several lathes with up to 6 m centre distance, and universal milling machines.
Anthony Edwards, sales and operations Director says: “We specialise in the supply of machine tools to the international energy sector, providing a product range and network of customer support that meets the highly specific manufacturing requirements of our clients. The construction of the bespoke Chester 3.2 m double-column vertical boring machine and large-scale installation of metal-working machines is a testament to our engineers and the products we supply. We export to over 70 countries worldwide and are proud to add this installation to our increasing blue-chip portfolio.”
For further information www.chestermachinetools.com