600 UK has strengthened its market penetration in Scotland by appointing Tayside Machinery as its sales and service representative for the company’s portfolio of Colchester lathes, Harrison lathes and Pratt Burnerd chucking solutions. Effective immediately, the move follows on from Tayside Machinery’s success in selling and supporting 600 UK’s Clausing brand of turning machines since February 2016.
“Tayside have done very well with Clausing, which convinced us they were the right solution for our other machine tool brands,” explains Paul Rushworh, 600 UK’s sales director. “Scotland presents a significant market opportunity and we should be doing more business there. We are hopeful that the proactive approach of Tayside will help us achieve greater penetration across the subcontracting arena.”
Roy Taylor, managing director at Tayside Machinery, adds: “Despite the recent downturn in oil and gas, we’ve had reasonable success with Clausing, which indicates we can do the same for Colchester, Harrison and Pratt Burnerd. We offer focussed sales representation supported by over 30 years of trading. Today, we are the largest stockist of new and used machine tools in Scotland. Furthermore, we think the decline in oil and gas has bottomed-out, with some potential green shoots of recovery appearing in the opening months of 2017.”
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A global move towards low- or zero-emission bus and coaches has helped a Birmingham manufacturer add £3m to its turnover in 2016. Grayson Thermal Systems, which employs 270 people across four sites in the West Midlands and a US operation in Indiana, says that interest in the firm’s innovations has come from across the world, with customers secured in Europe, North America and, increasingly, the Middle East.
“The next 12 months look equally exciting and we are expecting to grow 15%, creating jobs across a range of engineering and manufacturing positions in the process,” says managing director Stuart Hateley. “There are a lot of opportunities opening up in the previously untapped markets of the Middle and Far East. If we can make inroads into these territories then 2017 will definitely be one to remember.”
For further information www.graysonts.com
The UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the Turkish Prime Minister BenaliYildirim recently announced a landmark defence industry collaboration between the two countries. BAE Systems and TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries) signed a ‘Heads of Agreement’ that will establish a partnership for the continued development of the Turkish Fighter Programme (TF-X). Worth more than £100m, this first contract has the potential to facilitate multi-billion pound contracts between Team UK and Turkish firms over the life-time of the project, strengthening the links between both nations.
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The Turkish Machinery Group organised a successful buyer mission programme at the WIN Automation fair which was held last month in Istanbul. The WIN EURASIA Automation fair hosted Electrotech EURASIA, Hydraulic & Pneumatic EURASIA and the CeMAT EURASIA fairs at the same time. Some 60 company representatives
from Bulgaria, Russia, Czech Republic, Bosnia Herzegovina, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, Jordan, Algeria and France attended the buyer mission programme.
Established in 2007, the Turkish Machinery Group strives to improve the sales of Turkish machinery and accessories all over the world. It carries out activities to increase export sales in target countries by either improving the image of Turkish machinery in international markets or conducting promotion
and R&D initiatives. In addition, the group has a
goal to implement domestic marketing policies
aimed at strengthening the product image of
Turkish machinery at a national level.
For further information www.makinetanitimgrubu.com.tr