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A Plus Aluminium invests in new machining centre

Specialist trade fabricator A Plus Aluminium has invested in a new profile machining centre, the SBZ 140 from elumatec UK.

The machine is installed at the company’s core manufacturing facility in Watford, swapping out one of the older machines and bringing the total back to five. This replacement machine is already providing improved reliability and increased output.

High-quality facilities and reliable resources are vital in delivering trade and commercial contracts, successfully and this latest investment is proof of A Plus’s commitment to this.

Customer Benefits
While beneficial to all A Plus customers, the new SBZ 140 is particularly rewarding for the company’s kit customers – those who purchase machined profile ready for assembly.

Joint managing director of A Plus Aluminium, Jon Palethorpe, comments: “This has been a key growth area for A Plus in recent years. Historically, some fabricators switched to kit supply due to the complex machining involved with the doors, this was certainly the case for those without access to a CNC. However, now we are also seeing those who are changing the way they do things post-pandemic, and this has been exacerbated by the rising cost of energy and materials. Having the option to buy in kit form saves them time, resource and money.

“Overall, we are very pleased with the new machining centre and have quickly recognised the positive impact on production and customer satisfaction.”

Key Partnership – elumatec UK
Commenting on the supply of the elumatec SBZ 140, Kenney Prunty, regional sales manager for elumatec UK says: “A Plus Aluminium are a long-standing key partner to elumatec UK. They have known and trusted the brand for many years, so when it was time to add to their extensive fleet of elumatec machines, naturally we were their supplier of choice. With elumatec, they know that they aren’t just purchasing a CNC, they are investing in the complete package; machining that fits their needs, the skills and experience of the elumatec team, training, ongoing maintenance and consumables’ support.

“A Plus are consummate professionals and a pleasure to work with and we look forward to our continued relationship.”

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