TaeguTec - A 'Positive Insert' at MACH 2016 ( May. 11. 2016 )

New Products Bring New Level of Excitement and Promise for UK Industries

TaeguTec's much anticipated return to MACH had a number of reasons to be celebrated; it's the company's centenary year and marks the return to the premier British manufacturing exhibition in a decade. But the real celebration was the astounding lead generation, the signing of a long-term tooling supply contract and the well-received introduction of new product innovations.

As the Asian metalworking giant’s return to MACH in a decade, every product on the TaeguTec stand was making its MACH debut, bowling over visitors due to the level of technology and innovation displayed by the Korean cutting tool manufacturer.

The TaeguTec team was keen to promote the benefits of its extensive milling range that includes the new MillRush, ChaseMill Power, Chase2Mill and the ChaseHepta. Other recent innovations introduced at MACH include the DrillRush, TopDrill, T-Drill and TwinRush from the drilling line and the TopMini, RhinoRush, T-Turn and TurnRush from the turning stable.

Whilst these products were seen for the first time at MACH, they have long been breaking the boundaries of tool life, productivity and performance in the marketplace.

At MACH, this was emphatically enforced by JJ Hardy, a large subcontract manufacturer from Hartlepool that signed a two-year deal with TaeguTec to supply cutting tools.

Working in conjunction with TaeguTec distributor Alliance Tooling, a program of continuous improvement will be undertaken to drive down tooling and production costs whilst improving cycle times.

"After using our existing tooling supplier for over 24 years, we felt the progression of tooling developments had stagnated and we needed to up the ante to maximize our productivity. The package offered by TaeguTec and Alliance Tooling is certainly going to drive us forward," said JJ Hardy managing director, Mr. Andrew Pailor about the new agreement.

Discussing the deal signed at MACH, TaeguTec UK general manager Mr. John Conlon said, "JJ Hardy is a very well respected company in the rail, automotive and oil and gas sectors. The daily workload for JJ Hardy is volume production of cast iron components and this is where TaeguTec excels. Korea is a world leader in cast iron machining, whether it’s the world's largest shipyards or automotive plants, TaeguTec has unparalleled expertise on cast iron through supporting the world leading OEMs.

“JJ Hardy is already reaping the rewards of our 90 degree ChaseMill; and with volume production, it's easy to quantify the benefits we are already delivering. The first tool applied by Alliance Tooling at JJ Hardy is saving over £10,000 per year on a single job on just one machine. This immediately justified the customer's choice and the confidence from this first job is why they came to MACH to sign an agreement.”

The MACH 2016 exhibition held in Birmingham from April 11-15 drew 25,627, a 10 percent increase compared to 2014.

"MACH reaped huge rewards for TaeguTec. Our lead generation was very positive and the feedback we had from show visitors has given our sales engineers an overwhelming number of companies to follow up. After this success, we'll definitely be returning in two years time," said Mr. Conlon.

The next edition of the MACH show will be in 2018, with the exhibition expanding in size to accommodate more visitors and suppliers.