As a company established in 1986, Patrick Steel has the expertise, experience and industry insight that has seen the business continually grow for a generation. The company decided that the addition of a high definition plasma cutting machine, coupled with the four multi-headed flame cutting machines would have a positive impact on lead times and quality.
When Arcon Engineering made the trip from Ballymena to the MACH exhibition eight years ago, the fledgling company was looking for a new CNC plasma cutting machine to replace its aging and unreliable machine. In meeting Kerf Developments at MACH 2008, Arcon found more than a machine supplier; it located a partner that could confidently serve all their sheet and metal plate cutting requirements.
When Made Profiles first opened its doors for business in March 2014, the first acquisition for the sheet metal company was an RUM3500 profiling machine from Kerf Developments. Just over two years later and the fledgling Wigan subcontractor has grown exponentially, recently taking delivery of its third Kerf profiling machine, an RUR2500 high definition plasma machine.
Ten years ago, Hopwood Gear Ltd invested in an Oxy-Propane gas cutting machine from Kerf Developments. Owning a machine that run like a dream with exemplary service support for over a decade was two of the key reasons why the Oldham based subcontractor went back to Kerf for its latest machine, a twin-head waterjet machine.
As a general welding and fabrication subcontractor, Clonakilty Engineering Ltd was finding that its growth potential was being held back by the lead-times of its supply chain. To eradicate the lengthy lead-times and costs of using subcontract laser cutting services, the County Cork based manufacturer has invested in an RUR2000p high definition plasma cutting machine from Kerf Developments.
Continually maintaining a delivery lead time in the region of 2-3 days can be a daunting prospect for most manufacturers, but for Smethwick based AJS Profiles Ltd, it has become a promise that enables it to outperform its competitors. For anybody purchasing steel profiling services, long lead-times are often the norm and that’s why AJS has become the envy of the industry with its capacity, capability and of course short turnaround times that have generated growth in the region of 45% over the last two years.
When Adam May was working for a steel profiling company, the young engineer was disillusioned by the poor quality and lead times of the supply chain. Mr May spotted a gap in the market for a reputable company to deliver high quality steel profiles to tight delivery schedules; so he set up AEM Steel Profiles Limited. Four years later, the Bristol company is already outgrowing its 5,500sq/ft facility and is harbouring ambitions of hitting a £2m turnover – not bad going for an engineer that has not long turned 30.
After working in the sheet metal profiling industry for over 20 years, Mark Derbyshire admirably wanted to build his own family business to provide a better future for his young family. Starting with nothing but industry contacts and experience, Mr Derbyshire formed Made Profiles in March and only a matter of months later, the company is already exceeding its projections and expectations. This is largely credit to a management team that helped found the company – a management team that consists of a sales and CAD/production manager both having over 20 years of experience that has been integral in the early success.
With a manufacturing facility that runs 24 hours a day, Batley based PP Profiles (West Yorkshire) is a professional sub contract steel profiling company that cannot afford machine downtime and inadequate productivity levels. The business has a full order book, and to maintain its short customer lead-times, it has to invest in the latest technology.
So, when the ISO:9001 company discovered that Kerf Developments had recently launched the next generation of UltraSharp Plasma cutting machines, PP Profiles was quick to invest, acquiring an RUR3500P Plasma Cutting Machine.
Kerf Developments are pleased to announce the opening of their new demonstration facility.
The new facility will give potential buyers the ability to cut their own parts on a range of machines and cut sample parts in different materials.
The installation of the new machine tools provides the perfect situation for customers to pick up an end of year reduction as the previous demo equipment has been replaced. This means we have a selection of CNC machines and plasma units available from stock.
The success of Kerf Developments has undoubtedly been built upon the quality of its Plasma and Oxy-fuel cutting machines. However, no company can rest on its laurels and Kerf has invested and evolved their business to not only be the UK and Ireland’s primary manufacturer of high density plasma cutting and Oxy-fuel cutting equipment but also to be the UK and Ireland’s flagship dealership for the Burny & Kaliburn range of control systems and high density plasma cutting and marking systems.
When Pressed Flights started business as a two man company producing garden gates, railings and bespoke designs for general industry and local councils almost 25 years ago, the company had little realisation that it would one day become a market leader and international supplier of screw flights, screw shafts, bucket elevators, screw conveyors and feeders.
The success of Kerf Developments has undoubtedly been built upon the quality of its Plasma and Oxy-fuel cutting machines. However, no company can rest on its laurels and Kerf has invested and evolved its business to not only be the UK and Ireland’s primary manufacturer of high density plasma cutting and Oxy-fuel cutting equipment but also to be the UK and Ireland’s flagship dealership for the Burny & Kaliburn range of control systems and high density plasma cutting and marking systems.