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Aluminium trade manufacturer Fentrade has just purchased a new machine from Elumatec as part of its continued business expansion. Chris Reeks, Director of Fentrade, said: “The machine represents part of a significant investment programme linked to our overall growth strategy, which has included expanding into new premises and the introduction of new software and hardware systems.”

Fentrade has invested in an SBZ/122 70 Plus CNC profile machining centre and Chris says that it will bring multiple benefits to fabrication. “We will be able to rout, drill and mill practically every profile section that requires work, enabling us to achieve more efficiency in the production, increase our capacity with automation and further enhance the quality of the finished product.”

The delivery, installation and training for the new machine was carefully coordinated over five days to minimise disruption to production with specialist local contractors brought in to undertake the offloading and siting. Chris commented: “New machinery installation is notoriously complex, but thanks to the expertise of Elumatec, the local contractors and our in-house team, everything ran smoothly.”

Fentrade is based in Newport, Wales, and works with trade and retail customers throughout Wales and the West and along the M4, M5 and M6 corridors. The company offers a wide product range and a commitment to customer service and quality, underscored by being nominated in no less than three categories at this year’s National Fenestration Awards. It’s a valuable combination and this latest stage of its growth strategy will enable the company to deliver the rapid lead times its growing customer base needs.

Chris concluded: “We’re a young company but our growth demonstrates that we’ve got our offer exactly right. We’re keen to capitalise on the strength of the current market and we have the strategy in place to do that. As a further part of the strategy, we’ve committed to exhibiting at next year’s FIT Show and we’re already looking forward to meeting existing customers and welcoming new ones.”

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