Investment is the driving force behind the success of Greater Manchester-based Precision Components & Equipment (PCE). This forward-thinking subcontract manufacturing business has recently relocated to 146,000 ft2 premises and supported the move by investing over £1.5 million in the latest AMADA profiling, bending and automation systems. Today PCE has the largest collective range of AMADA machinery in the North of England.
Recent investments have been the arrival of an AMADA ENSIS-3015AJ 2 kW fibre Laser with AS-LUL tower and PC-series pallet changer, which effectively provides an 18-tonne auto-load system. PCE operates 24/7, with three shifts running Monday to Thursday, however, the level of automation serving the new ENSIS fibre laser means the company can enjoy high levels of unattended profiling..
“Many years ago we made the decision to go with AMADA and such has been the success of the machines that we’ve never felt any desire to change,” says Mr Bradley. “Over the past 15-20 years, in particular, there has been help available from AMADA in all areas of our business, including finance, tooling, service, applications and maintenance. All of our machines are covered by AMADA maintenance contracts to ensure they continue functioning at optimum performance levels. We know that in today’s marketplace quality is taken for granted; if quality is below standard, customers don’t come back. This means we have trade on factors such as price and delivery, so we need AMADA machines to match the demands of our customers on these issues.”