H&H Architectural Systems in Rowley Regis has become the first fabricator in the UK to have a brand new Emmegi Comet X6HP machining centre installed.
The new model variant features a single work area for machining bars up to 7m long without having to move the profile and a pendular mode which allows for two independent work areas if required. It is a large scale 4-axis CNC machine designed to maximise volumes and optimise efficiency.
The two work areas and two supplementary axes to position the vices and reference stops mean that fabricators can potentially work on four separate pieces at the same time, while the 7m makes it ideal for fabricators producing curtain walling.
H&H, which designs, manufactures and installs bespoke aluminium features and fabrications for commercial clients across the UK, chose the Comet X6HP to replace a much smaller, less capable machine from a different manufacturer as it prepares for the next stage in an ambitious expansion programme.
Managing Director Alan Hilsdon explained: “We were looking for a machine which would allow us to increase output in line with our planned growth, without increasing our manpower. We liked the fact that the Comet X6HP was a brand-new model with all the features we wanted and at a price which we knew we would give us a quantifiable payback.”
“We’re really delighted to be the first fabricator in the UK to have this superb machine installed in our factory – it’s nice to have another ace card in our deck!”
H&H had never bought from Emmegi before and the team had no preconceived expectations, beyond the fact that the machine design and quality would be good.
However, what has particularly impressed H&H has been the customer experience from Emmegi, which Alan was keen to point out has been outstanding throughout. He added: “The entire buying journey was excellent – from the first contact right through to the commissioning.
“The Emmegi team took the time to understand exactly what we needed from our machine in terms of features and output before recommending the X6HP model as the ideal solution. They kept us informed throughout and the installation and commissioning were smooth and straightforward. We cannot fault the service and professionalism.”
Ian Latimer, Emmegi’s Managing Director says that the launch of the X6HP is typical of Emmegi’s approach to customisation – continually improving its core product range to add useful new features. He says: “The Comet range is already hugely popular but Emmegi never rests on its laurels and is always looking to push further advancements and be first with the latest innovations.
“H&H is the first fabricator to have the X6HP installed but we are already seeing further enquiries from other companies looking to upgrade to the very latest model.”
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