As one of the UK’s leading architectural door and door set manufacturers Hanson & Beards provides unsurpassed quality and service to all of its customers. Combining the company’s vast experience and a tradition of craftsmanship with the most efficient manufacturing techniques it ensures that projects can be handled successfully.
Hanson & Beards manufactures everything in house from raw materials but with two tired, old three-axis CNC machining centres that were a bit slow and not as accurate as they used to be, the company identified that it was time to look at more modern five-axis CNC machining centres to improve productivity as well as the quality of machining and gain a much higher accuracy.
Owner, Adrian Hanson says:
“We attended the W16 show and had a look at all the machines that were available. We wanted two machines and we needed them to be relatively compact – but we really needed a quality machine that could cope with two shifts as we normally are running 20 hours a day here.”
Adrian went on to say: “Felder had a very attractive stand, we spoke with them, got on really well and liked the look of the product. From there we were invited to the showroom, which was a great step up with live demonstrations going on.”
In December 2016, Hanson & Beards purchased two profit H350 CNC machining centres from Felder Group’s Format-4 range.
Adrian comments: “Not only did the product appeal to us, so did the service, back-up and the warranty, It was all exactly what we were looking for! The five-axis machine added the flexibility that a five-axis machine brings but it also reduced our production times and even though the H350 has a small footprint it is still a very heavy duty machine.
“Since the machines have gone in, CNC machining is no longer an issue for us and we have increased our productivity massively. CNC machining used to be the big bottleneck in our factory. Issues on the old machines meant that pieces had to be re-machined – that has been eradicated now and we get the right product off the machine first time!”
For more information watch the full testimonial on YouTube at Felder Group UK TV.