KMF (Precision Sheet Metal) has expanded the capacity of its facility in Trenčianske Stankovce, Slovakia with the addition of a TRUMPF Trupunch 3000 punching machine.
The new device with its 1000 hits per minute punch rate will be used to enhance the service already provided to customers across mainland Europe, particularly those companies that have the need to outsource larger volume production.
"This new machine will also enhance the offering we can make to customers due to its tapping and forming capability," says Radim Vaculín, Business Manager, KMF (Precision Sheet Metal) s.r.o.
The TRUMPF Trupunch 3000 doubles the punching capacity for KMF in Slovakia and the new machine also brings with it many additional advantages.
They include the elimination of repositioning on large format sheets and skeleton-free processing to enhance efficiency and help to reduce manufacturing costs.
Because of the increased efficiency of the Trupunch 3000, KMF can reduce lead times and give customers increased process security by increasing capacity for punching at the Slovakia factory.
"With this investment, we are making a clear statement to our existing and potential clients that KMF is willing to make the investment when it is needed, to enhance the service and support that we provide to customers. This is fully in line with the investment policy at KMF's main manufacturing plant in Newcastle under Lyme," said Radim Vaculín, of KMF Slovakia.
Located in the heart of Europe, KMF's Slovakia facility focusses on generating additional business from customers across mainland Europe.
The plant gives KMF with a competitive advantage in its quest to provide sheet metal solutions and integration services to a growing number of clients outside of the UK.
The Slovakia operation was established in 2012 in response to a growing demand for precision sheet metal from outside Britain.