Earlier this year Stoke-on-Trent’s Hanley Trade Frames invested in two new pieces of machinery from Haffner Murat to support continued growth. Six months on, the company is reaping the rewards of the investment in the SBA-2 Machining Centre and the SMR-4 Four Head Welder. Steve Thomas, Director at Hanley Trade Frames, comments: “Our investment has ensured that we can continue to deliver the quality and reliability we’re known for. We’re delighted by how much the machines have brought to our business.”

Hanley invested in the SMR-4 Four Head Welder, the fastest and most accurate in-line welder on the market. Steve comments: “We invested in the SMR-4 because we knew it would deliver reliability, alignment, accuracy and quality. That’s proved to be the case and it’s adding great value to our fabrication process.”

The other addition to Hanley’s set-up was the SBA-2 Machining Centre, an essential machine for large scale fabricators. Steve says: “We invested in the SBA-2 to drive quality and efficiency and reduce wastage. It’s improved processes right across our fabrication and we’re very pleased with the difference it has brought.”

Hanley chose to invest with Haffner because the team knew they could trust the advice they’d receive. Steve explains: “Over the years we have purchased numerous Haffner machines and we have always been impressed. Dave Thomas of Haffner is upfront, reliable and honest and we trust his approach.”

Hanley Trade Frames currently manufactures around 250 frames per week from their Stoke-on-Trent premises, a figure that has grown steadily over the past couple of years. The company has developed a reputation for its quality products and proactive service, a reputation that looks set to grow even further as a result of this investment.