While the UK’s economic outlook may be uncertain due to the recent delay to Brexit, many companies are still bullish about the future, such as precision machine tools distributor Kingsbury, which is aiming to continue its rapid growth of recent years.
Kingsbury is a sole distributor of a range of high-end high-precision machine tools for the metal cutting sector made by a number of prestigious German brands, Index Traub, Zimmermann, Haas Schleifmaschinen, Hemle, Burkhadt + Weber, SHW and Waldrich Coburg.
Gosport-based Kingsbury, which also has offices in Warwick, Belfast and Dubai, has grown quickly in recent years, aided by the addition of its LPM (large prismatic machines) division five years ago. LPM are machines that are predominantly used in the power generation and aerospace industries. “That was a big step forward,” said Richard Hughes, Sales Director at Kingsbury.
In addition, Kingsbury set up a new additive manufacturing division at the beginning of 2018 and is now the sole UK distributor of the French brand AddUp. “AddUp metal additive machines came from a joint venture between Michelin and the Fives Group to support Michelin’s extensive use of metal additive machines in the high-volume production of tyre moulds,” added Hughes.
Hughes has high hopes that this growth can be sustained. He added that many of the manufacturing companies Kingsbury deals with seem to be busy now, in part due to the weakness of Sterling benefiting exports.
Hughes added that Kingsbury has identified what they believe the UK manufacturing sector will need in the future and are perfectly positioned to deliver what is required.
With its links to the manufacturing sector, it made sense for Kingsbury to join Made in the Midlands at the beginning of the year. At the forthcoming Expo the company will be showcasing its technical expertise: “We aim to show people in the manufacturing sector what we can offer above and beyond the supplying of a machine tool and how we can support them,” said Hughes.Back