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Case Studies

MKB Precision Engineering goes large with XYZ Machine Tools

MKB Precision Engineering goes large with XYZ Machine Tools

Essex-based MKB Precision Engineering is the archetypal father and son business formed in 2012, which has developed a reputation for delivering machined parts for bespoke lighting systems within theatres, factories, offices and high-end domestic customers. As its reputation grew, so did its customer-base, adding power transmission and ...
No delivery is too challenging for  XYZ Machine Tools

No delivery is too challenging for XYZ Machine Tools

Having won a substantial order for six machine tools for the Přibram Technical College in the Czech Republic, XYZ’s distributor, Rexim, had to overcome significant challenges to deliver the machines. Located in a building that dates to when the country was part of the Austro/Hungarian Empire, any structural changes that needed to be ...
Specialist machine builder hatches plans for growth with XYZ VMCs

Specialist machine builder hatches plans for growth with XYZ VMCs

Have you ever looked at your food packaging and noticed the words and numbers on the box or packet? More than likely this was printed using a print head manufactured by Scottish Robotic Systems, a special purpose machine builder based in Perth, Scotland. Its printing systems are also widely used in the electronics industry as an aid to stock
Goodfabs controls toolroom work with help from XYZ CNC turret mill

Goodfabs controls toolroom work with help from XYZ CNC turret mill

Goodfabs has been supplying fabricated exhaust systems for leading motorsport teams since it was founded by former McLaren employee Steve Good in 1982. Since Steve’s untimely death in 1999 his work has continued through a dedicated team that has developed business with customers that include many current and former Formula One teams, along ...
BG Engineering plans for the future with XYZ

BG Engineering plans for the future with XYZ

Investing in the future of its business in terms of skills and capacity as well as expanding organically and through acquisition is at the forefront of BG Engineering’s plans. This process has been accelerated following an investment in a strategic stake in the business by Cooper Brown Enterprises Limited in 2017. Acquisitions include the ...
A towering success for UK manufacturer

A towering success for UK manufacturer

Monument Tools can trace its history back to 1880 when George Collier opened a tool merchant business in Brixton, London. The business gained its current name from the location of its first manufacturing business, opened in 1908, which was in the shadow of London’s Monument to the Great Fire of London. That business produced plumbing and ...
Accranut – A business growing  through investment

Accranut – A business growing through investment

With a history going back almost 70 years The Accranut Company, along with its sister business Coventry Collets, continues to look to the future and invest in the right technology and processes for its business and product development. This includes several machines purchased from XYZ Machine Tools, including the latest LR series vertical ...
Complete Engineering Services – 20 years of growth with XYZ Machines

Complete Engineering Services – 20 years of growth with XYZ Machines

XYZ Machine Tools’ Managing Director Nigel Atherton is proud of the number of businesses that have grown alongside XYZ over the years, developing their machining capability as their businesses developed. Complete Engineering Services (Carlisle) Limited is a typical case in point. Founded by friends and co-Managing Directors Alan Walker and ...
Keeping railway heritage rolling along

Keeping railway heritage rolling along

Built in 1903, the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway served the communities along the winding valley that joined the mainline at Welshpool. This narrow-gauge railway allowed livestock, coal and timber to be transported easily, as well as providing a passenger service until the early 1930’s. The line operated until 1956 when British Rail ...
Rapid growth is matched with investment at LC Precision Engineering

Rapid growth is matched with investment at LC Precision Engineering

Formed in 2013 when Lee Coles bought out a one-man machining business, Weymouth-based LC Precision Engineering has achieved sales growth in excess of 600 per cent over the past five years. Working across a variety of industry sectors, including defence, motorsport, nuclear and electronics, mainly focussing on work that could be produced on ...
Battle Bots get an XYZ boost

Battle Bots get an XYZ boost

For followers of the BBC’s Robot Wars programme, the names Sir Killalot, Shunt, Matilda and Dead Metal will be familiar as the House Robots, whose sole purpose is to lie in wait for the competing bots and take their opportunity to destroy them. These mean weapons are designed and built by two brothers in a small corner of their family ...
Getting a knight of the rails back up to steam

Getting a knight of the rails back up to steam

The workshops of the Llangollen Railway provide maintenance for its own rolling stock as well as supporting other heritage railways around the UK and building brand new steam locomotives to order. Like many such organisations it relies on donations, not only of cash and time, but also machine tools. However, when one particular project came ...

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