Established in 1990, J & C O’Meara is widely recognised as one of the country’s most progressive woodworking machinery businesses. Having outgrown their previous premises, they have moved – but they’re still based in Burscough, Lancashire! The new facility may only be a strong cricket ball throw away, but the difference in set up is quite remarkable and serves to underline the company’s confidence, ambition and drive.
J & C O’Meara’s impressive new 8000 sq ft facility comprises a self-penned office complex within a large, well-organised showroom replete with a large range of machines all powered up with appropriate extraction in a full demo-ready set up.
The options on show at the time of my visit showed an intent not previously obvious. In pride of place was a robust offer from top Turkish manufacturer, AES. A flank of three CNC machines comprising a Raptor Ultra, a smaller Flexa Pro as well as a Vega Ultra sat to one side of the spacious showroom.
On the drilling side of things, the ever-popular Sirius 950M CNC drilling machine and GO CNC drilling and routing machine was on show alongside a Flexa Pro 2132 vertical CNC.
Elsewhere the Swiss sanding experts, Kündig, had a display of three machines the Kündig Master 1350 RE wide belt sander next to a Kündig Brilliant and a Kundig Uniq and Uniq S machines.
Also on show were the three newly-upgraded Genesis edgebanding machines featuring pre-milling and corner rounding.
The company also featured AES dust extraction units options to go alongside all of the Turkish firm’s machines – these high performing yet affordable units range from single bag units to full industrial capability options.
Another important factor that J & C O’Meara new premises provides is a large mezzanine enable a full range of in-stock spares – something that is vital in providing a professional service to its customers.
A new option for the UK market – on display and ready to demonstrate at the impressive J & C O’Meara showroom – was one of 12 beam saw options fresh in for the UK market from AES. The model on show was an Alpha PS04 3m version.
Having moved in to its new premises in May, the company’s Genisis brand of sliding panel saws will also be fully on display soon.
“Of course, being from a service-orientated background,” explains the company’s managing director Carl O’Meara, “we are fully aware of the importance of after sales service and will continue to carry a vast amount spares for support and our staff are always happy with any technical advice and our engineers for on site support if required.”
J & C O’Meara’s newly appointed national sales manager, Jeff Green, pictured below, explained that the new showroom provides an outstanding opportunity for clients considering investments in the current climate to compare and contrast a range of equipment from a variety of manufacturers under one roof all powered and ready to demonstrate.
He said: “Our new facility is up and running and we are pleased to be able to demonstrate our CNC equipment, beam saws, edgebanding machines, ancillary extraction products and our drilling and sanding options – we will be delighted to host you, give us a call.”
The company’s managing director, Carl O’Meara, said: “We are thrilled with our new facility, albeit a stone’s throw from our previous home. We believe this is a significant gear change for the business and we hope to see lots of our clients and colleagues from across the industry over the coming weeks and months. The investments we have made in our new facility will allow us to demonstrate the capabilities of the ranges we offer in a more professional manner and we intend to rotate our options with different machines on a regular basis providing good reasons to drop by on regular basis.”
J & C O’Meara, new facility is located at Unit 4A, Dakota Business Park, Dakota Way, Burscough, Lancashire L40 8AF
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