P&T invests in Nakamura to surpass £2m sales

A fast-growing County Kildare manufacturer is settings it sights on smashing the £2m sales barrier after investing in CNC machine technology. P&T Precision Engineering, which currently employs 15 people at its Naas Industrial Estate facility, has purchased a Nakamura AS200 LMY twin-spindle lathe that will help it take on new orders and work with harder materials.

The company made the decision during a ‘Smart Machining’ event held by the Engineering Technology Group in Newbridge, and will take delivery of the machine in July, where it will be installed and a number of components proven out. It is anticipated that the sub-spindle capability will give the firm the opportunity to build on its expertise in design for manufacture, and should lead to new contracts in the food, packaging, print and medical sectors.
“Our relationship with ETG goes back to 2016, when we made the conscious decision to invest in upgrading our machining capabilities with the acquisition of a Quaser MV184 vertical machining centre,” says Darragh Walsh, who runs the company with his business partner Kevin. “The technology lived up to its reputation, but what we were really impressed with was the level of service, support and understanding delivered by the team in Newbridge.
“Following the success of the first purchase we decided that we would take on another CNC machine in 2018 and jumped at the chance of attending the Smart Machining event so we could see the technology we had in mind first-hand,” he continues. “We were not disappointed. The demonstration was world class and we had no hesitation in placing the order for the Nakamura AS200 LMY there
and then.”
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