In the UK, TRUMPF sales performance in the year 2017/18 was as impressive as that of the overall company. The UK operation recorded an order intake of £53.3 million with a preliminary operating profit of £951,239.
Proven machines and systems across all TRUMPF technologies continue to prove popular with UK manufacturers with notable new additions. The introduction of a new modular format punching/laser combination machine has been successful for TRUMPF along with a wider portfolio of automated bending solutions, which supplied the growing demand from the market. TRUMPF continues to introduce innovative solutions in the laser market, such as High Speed Eco, reducing gas consumption while increasing processing speeds for the same laser powers.
“We continued to see a high number of new customers this year and existing customers purchasing more complex solutions with several taking the first steps into the digital revolution of the machine tool world.” explained Managing Director Lee Moakes.
He continued: “TRUMPF is now providing its most comprehensive package ever to ensure our customers get the best return on their investment and we continue to grow our service support, increasing technical service capacity by more than ten percent this year, enabling us to be prepared for the further growth for TRUMPF and our customers.”
With the current order intake and the forecasted outlook into 2019, recruitment is set to continue.