Achieving success in the tap market

Thai manufacturer SK Precision, which is building on its capabilities to be the country’s first domestic supplier of taps, has invested in a TapX Linear grinding machine from Anca. Tibordee Srikul, president of the 50-employee company, says: “We saw an opportunity in the tap-grinding segment, as until now, companies could only source taps from overseas, which meant longer lead times and higher costs.

“I didn’t want to be restricted to producing only one type of tap and, after extensive market research, we decided to invest in the TapX because of its flexibility,” he adds. “Our investment in capabilities, both in technology and experience, means we can now produce special and standard taps locally. But this is only the beginning, in the future I want to produce spiral taps, point taps,
hand taps and forming taps.”
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