Haffner Murat investmentHaffner Murat’s Managing Director Dave Thomas announced this week that expansion at Murat’s Istanbul site is continuing apace. He said, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Murat because they are committed to fabricators’ success. The success of this approach is reflected in increasing sales growth which is driving the need to expand.”

Haffner has been working in partnership with Turkey’s Murat Makina since 2012. Murat, which also manufactures the Haffner machinery range at its 25,000sqm facility in Istanbul, manufactures over 4,000 machines per year and supplies over 90 countries worldwide. The company is renowned for offering superb quality at an exceptional price, something that Dave Thomas knows his customers value. “Murat’s production volume, coupled with the lower overheads in Turkey means that its prices compete with even the cheapest British-made machines. But despite the low price you still get an exceptional machine with top quality parts such as Beckhoff controls, Festo pneumatics and Hiwin bearings, the back-up of a design team, dedicated engineers who can answer your enquiries out of office hours and a two year no quibble warranty on all new machinery.”

Murat’s commitment to excellence is perhaps best illustrated in its willingness to develop new machinery to meet fabricator need. The perfect example of this is the SMR-4 welder, which was developed by Dave Thomas in conjunction with the Murat team. The machine eliminates the problem of corner weld misalignment in the fabrication process and is currently one of Haffner Murat’s best selling machines.

Dave concludes, “I’m delighted to be in partnership with Murat. The commitment to going above and beyond in all areas of the business matches my own belief. The ongoing expansion at the Istanbul plant will enhance what the company has to offer even further and I am looking forward to continuing to work with them.”

Haffner Murat supplies a range of new and refurbished sawing machinery, routing machinery, welding machinery, corner cleaning machinery, beading machinery and aluminium machinery. Haffner Murat is also the UK supplier of ITALMAC aluminium fabrication machinery. All refurbished machinery is fully reconditioned before sale and comes with a six month warranty. From pre-sale, when it offers a free consultancy service, to post-sale and beyond, the company is renowned for its commitment to its customers.