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KMF invests in press brake for Slovakia plant

trubend 5130

KMF Precision Sheet Metal Slovakia, leading European precision sheet metal fabricators, have installed a brand-new TRUMPF Trubend 5130 press brake.

The investment complements the expansion last year to an additional 17,000 Sq. ft manufacturing and advanced assembly facility and helps keep the KMF Group on track to achieve its 50th-anniversary objective, to reach £50 million turnover by 2021.

Operations Director at KMF's Slovakian precision sheet metal facility, Radim Vaculin, commented: "We have already extended our manufacturing facility and now is the right time to support this with investment into new technology. We have recently installed a new Haeger 824 WT-4e inserting machine, have now added another Trumpf Press brake and have plans to order a new Trumpf punching or combination machine very soon."

"We have seen impressive sales success at KMF Slovakia over the last 12 months I am proud to start investing in higher level technology and automation into our production."

Enhancing the fabricators' already extensive CNC folding capability the new press brake offers a bending length of 3230mm and can accurately process sheet thickness up to 5mm at speed, 220 mm/s.

The folding technology also hosts lower tool displacement which allows for special applications and its Automatically Controlled Bending (ACB) measuring system ensures precise and repeatable angles every time.

Since KMF Group set up their sheet metal fabrication facility in Slovakia in 2010, the company has seen significant success, with expected growth for the last financial year of 40%.

The 80+ employee company, based at a purpose-built 39,000 sq ft facility in Trencin Slovakia, serves a wide range of industries, producing everything from one-off prototypes up to batch sizes of thousands, including, power distribution and forecourt equipment.

KMF Sheet Metal Slovakia delivers leading sheet metal fabrication services to customers across Europe competitively and with exceptional lead times.

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