Mazak restructures sales in north

Yamazaki Mazak has unveiled a new structure to its northern sales division as it continues its investment in helping customers recover and adapt to evolving market conditions. The revised structure will stretch from the Scottish border down to – and including – Warwickshire and the entirety of Wales.

Mazak’s newly defined territory will be overseen by general sales manager – northern region, Tony Creamer (pictured), with individual territories managed by five experienced area sales managers: Mark Ireland – Cumbria, Durham and Northumberland; Joe Trozzo – Yorkshire; Karl Hargreaves – Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside; Stephen Bower – Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and East Staffordshire; and Neil Coggins – Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Staffordshire and Wales.

For further information www.mazakeu.co.uk

CGTech and Makino partnership renewed

CGTech, the developer of Vericut software, and CNC machine-tool specialist Makino Milling Machine Co Ltd, have renewed their strategic corporate partnership to better serve their mutual customer base. Makino and CGTech have worked together for over 30 years. Says CGTech president Jon Prun: “Manufacturers who buy Makino machines have invested in world-leading technology. Our aim is to offer a software solution designed to help purchasers of Makino machines get up and running quickly, while protecting their investment in the long term.”

For further information www.cgtech.co.uk

Metal-forming knowledge days

This November, GOM UK is hosting its ‘Metal Forming Knowledge Days’, bringing together all of the company’s optical metrology knowledge and expertise in a series of free online events. The days will take place on 24, 25 and 26 November, and will be held via an online portal. Each session will cover different areas of metrology within the metal-forming industry, showing where GOM has identified potential manufacturing problems and developed the tools to solve them.

For further information R.Watt@gom.com

Reinventing the wheel

Carruthers Renewables has teamed up with the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) to explore manufacturing methods for a patented water wheel capable of combating electricity scarcity in developing countries. The one-year £250,000 project, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and the EPSRC through the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst, is helping the company to exploit the AFRC’s expertise in advanced manufacturing methods before selecting the most cost-effective and sustainable way of making the wheels.

For further information https://is.gd/ezuhan

GTMA grows medical cluster

Anticipating the need for an immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing medium/long-term growth in the global requirement for medical devices, in March 2020 the GTMA formed a cluster of member companies interested in serving the medical sector. Around 40 companies initially joined the initiative, but this number has now grown to over 90. As a result, the GTMA is continuing to build-up intelligence and connections in the UK medical manufacturing supply chain, identifying commercial opportunities for member companies.

For further information www.gtma.co.uk