Another UK laser cutting company grows

West Midlands, England - Business in the UK continues to boom into the final quarter of 2014, with a reported 2.9 million businesses planning to expand over the next three months. As the market for laser cutters across the UK continues to surge, one such company, GFL, continues their expansion plans with an investment in a significant increase in its capacity and productivity. A Trumpf TruLaser Cell 7040 split cabin 5-axis laser cutter will complement GFL's existing 5-axis capacity by allowing it to take on higher volume production work: cutting pressings, spinnings, and extrusions. This is one of the fastest laser cutting machines of its kind, as it has the unique ability to cut in one cabin while the workpiece is being set up in another cabin. This means shorter production times and significant cost savings for customers.

Following an impressive number of large contract wins, the company has also increased its flatbed laser cutting capacity with the purchase of an additional Trumpf 3030 laser. This laser can cut material up to 25mm thick and has two cutting tables for fast turnaround of cut parts.

As part of the capital investment, the company will move into new facilities allowing later this year allowing almost three times the space. The new premises are conveniently situated to the existing factory, meaning their customer base will not see any disruption in service.

Simon Tregillus, commercial director of GFL, commented, "This large investment in machinery and premises underlines our commitment to growing GFL into one of the premier laser cutting companies in the UK. Our workforce is committed to meeting the market requirements for a fast turnaround service without compromising on quality."

With 24/7 shift patterns and specialized areas of cutting, the company is well positioned to see a pronounced increase in productivity and profitability from their heavy investment. Offering next-day delivery within the UK and Europe, the company prioritizes efficiency to make them one of the most rapidly expanding operators in their sector.



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