Visitors to XYZ Machine Tools’ Blackburn showroom clearance event were quick off the mark, with nine machines sold in the first two hours of the one-day event. Orders continued to materialise throughout the remainder of the day and by the time the doors finally closed on the event a total of 21 machines had been snapped up by customers.

“As we regularly replace our demonstration machines in our showrooms across the country there are some great savings to be had for those early-bird customers. It was encouraging that once the showroom machines had been sold the enthusiasm continued with orders being placed for new machines, with a total sales value of almost £1 million in a single day,” says Martin Burton, UK Sales Manager, XYZ Machine Tools.

The ex-demo machines will be shipped directly to customers from the Blackburn showroom, with the new machines coming from the extensive stock of machines held at XYZ’s factory in Devon. Typically there are over 350 machines available for delivery from the 98,000 ft2 factory, once they have been through XYZ’s rigorous 168 hour continuous test run procedures, including ball-bar testing. Once delivered all machines are backed up by XYZ’s renowned applications, training and service teams.

Visitors representing over 35 companies came to the one-day event at XYZ’s Blackburn showrooom.