Altec’s investment boosts capacity and diversity

07 January 2014

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Bowburn-based Altec Engineering Limited has invested in excess of £600K in new machine tools in a move which both increases capacity and allows further diversification and development within the multiple market sectors which the company serves.

This investment by Altec is a demonstration of the company’s confidence in continued growth, and includes the purchase of two Sodick AQ400L Wire EDM Machines, a Mazak Quickturn Nexus 450-II which incorporates live milling tools plus two Hurco VMX30i machines with 4th axis drives and a Haas ST30SS.

Director Paul Lackenby comments: “The purchase of these new machines bring additional capacity for Altec’s CNC precision, tool-making and special purpose departments and allows Altec to continue to develop our activities within the Aerospace & Space Science, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Nuclear & Renewables, Defence and Medical Science markets. Whilst it would have been easier, and potentially more cost effective, for Altec to purchase the majority of these machines form a single supplier, we decided that we wanted the best individual technologies to ensure that we continue to remain highly competitive across all of the machining processes and within the diverse markets which we serve”

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