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There’s no business like ‘show’ business!

Posted on 13 May 2022 and read 513 times
There’s no business like ‘show’ business!Leamington Spa-based Mills CNC has reported that its attendance at MACH 2022 was rewarded with confirmed orders for 22 machines — its best ever tally for a MACH show — and hundreds of leads and enquiries for its Doosan machine tools, SYNERGi automated manufacturing cells and Doosan collaborative robots (cobots).

The stand design had a Broadway feel and theatrical concept complete with red carpets, a ‘walk of fame’, four aisle entrances reminiscent of art deco theatre and cinema fascias, and large movie-style billboard posters.

Tony Dale, Mills CNC’s CEO, said: “We had a great MACH show — the best in the company’s history. It seemed as though we were busy as soon as the doors opened on the Monday and things didn’t quiet down until late Friday afternoon. Visitors were very complimentary about our stand and its design.

“You know you have got the balance of technologies being showcased spot on, and that you have created an innovative and welcoming stand, when the aisles are packed to the rafters and the volume of leads and enquiries generated are breaking all of our previous MACH show records. I would like to thank all the customers involved for their business. It is very much appreciated.”

Mills CNC showcased 16 Doosan machine tools on its stand — the largest at the event — with seven of the machines on display making their UK debuts.

These comprised two large capacity SMX mill-turn machines, (a SMX 2100ST and a SMX 5100LMB), a high-speed machining centre (a T-4000 HS), two vertical machining centres (a SVM 4100 and a BVM 5700), and two new turning centres (a TT 1300SYYB and a Lynx 2600SY).

Also highlighted were two innovative and high-productivity SYNERGi automated manufacturing cells (a SYNERGi Premier and a SYNERGi Sprint), and five ‘state of the art’ Doosan cobots promoted from a specially constructed Cobot Zone. The company’s training and servicing operations also had a strong presence on the stand.

Mills CNCAmong the machines sold off the stand were nine machining centres, 11 lathes and turning centres and two mill-turn machines to customers that included Coventry-based, MNB Precision Ltd, who placed an order for the large-capacity SMX 5100LMB on the Monday morning (pictured left), Takumi Precision Ltd, who came to see the SMX 2100ST mill-turn machine they had ordered some weeks earlier, and Cosworth Engines who confirmed a three-machine tool order on the Wednesday.

Machine tool orders were not just confined to machines on the stand. Mr Dale concluded: “We took a number of orders for large, non-stock machines including a Mynx 6500 II, a SMX 2600S and a VCF 850LSR 800.”