£1 Million Investment to ensure Laser cutting company enjoys another 35 years in business

17th June 2015

Laser cutting and Sheet Metal experts Intec Laser Services Ltd, celebrate 35 years of trading later this year, and to mark this special occasion the company has invested £1m in two brand new state-of-the-art machines to cope with increased demand from what seems to be an increasingly buoyant manufacturing sector.

In 1980, the Midlands based, family owned company, lead by pioneering engineer David Millar installed one of the countries first laser cutting machines in Redditch to provide a cost effective solution for producing and supplying precision cut profiles in both small and large batch quantities. 35 years on and still based in Redditch, the firm has taken delivery of a laser cutting machine that has the most up to date technology currently available. Trumpf’s flagship 5kW “Brightline” Fibre laser machine gives Intec the ability to process materials up to 10mm thick at ultra high cutting speeds whilst providing the power to cut up to 25mm thick mild steel and 20mm thick stainless steel.

David Wheatley, Intec’s Sales and Marketing Manager commented; ” 2015 is going to be a very exciting year for Intec and it is already shaping up to be the best trading year since the recession knocked back the manufacturing sector in 2008. These new machines will allow us to penetrate new markets and investigate deeper into the ones which we currently service. The Fiber machine is incredibly fast on materials up to 6mm thick including Brass and Copper, which means that we can reduce the amount of time it takes to process the jobs and offer our customers potential savings on their parts.”

In addition to the Fiber Laser the company also installed a New Trumpf 7040 twin cab 5-Axis laser cutting machine in February to replace their previous 5 axis machine. 5-Axis laser machines are used to provide 3 dimensional cutting of parts that have already been deep-drawn, formed or manipulated. Darren Marson, General Manager said; “Our new split cabin production cells enable a cost effective and repeatable process which is now becoming the industry standard for the production of body and white interior panels for the Automotive industry, where high strength, low weight panels are required. Over the past 12 months we have noticed an increase in demand from our customers for 3 dimensional manufacturing and we wanted to invest in a machine that can handle everything they require. Since it has been up and running we have provided cutting solutions for a very diverse range of industries including Architectural Specialists, Fencing companies, Bespoke lighting for Super Yachts and of course many Automotive applications”.

Investment has not only been confined to the most up to date machinery. The firm are currently in the process of recruiting a number personnel for the roles that their expansion has created. They have also recently placed an order for an industry specific MRP system which will revolutionize the way the company runs each department from quotation through to dispatch. The new system will use bar-coding for traceability and transparency whilst making the company even more efficient.

The company now plans to spend the next 6 months working hard towards their new marketing strategy to help raise their corporate profile. To showcase the services they provide Intec have commissioned a corporate video to be filmed in June and they will be exhibiting at the Advanced Manufacturing Show at the NEC in November.

For more information regarding the types of services Intec Laser provides please contact David Wheatley on dwheatley@intec.uk.net