ETG Ireland Looks to Bright 2020Posted on February 18, 2020
During the final quarter of 2019, ETG’s Ireland branch was able to install three advanced machining centres at client sites across Ireland.
Established in 2014, ETG Ireland mirrors ETG’s England, Scotland, and Wales offering, throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, providing the Irish manufacturing sector access to the same turnkey machining solutions.
At the Limerick Institute of Technology’s training facility, ETG Ireland delivered and installed a Nakamura AS200LMYT. A long-standing customer in Northern
Ireland received a Quaser MV184 EH vertical mill.
Again in Northern Ireland, a mould-making specialist investing in new technologies to broaden its capabilities in the aerospace and medical sectors received installation of a Nakamura AS200LMSY sub-spindle lathe.
These orders fit with ETG Ireland’s expectations for sales into 2020, as they expect clients to require more twin and triple turret machining centres as well as smaller 5-axis machines.
These solutions allow users to have several tooling options loaded, saving on costly machine set-up, as well as facilitating the complete manufacture of a
component in one machine.
ETG Ireland’s Managing Director, Jamie Fletchmore, had this to say:
“The start of 2019 was very strong and, despite a dip in the middle due to Brexit uncertainty, we were able to record a good last quarter with the three installs and five further sales highlighting customer interest for machines that can deliver greater control, speed and quality,”
“The group acquisition of HK Technologies is also an exciting new development for our business and gives our customers in Ireland direct access to a trusted supplier of 3D printing technology, EDM machines, balancing systems, laser marking, micro-finish capability and gear-grinding solutions.”