With its order book double that of 12 months ago Hone-All Precision is continuing to invest in new machine tools to meet the growing demand for its machining services. This led to a requirement for additional turning capacity, so an order has been placed for a Colchester/Harrison Alpha 1550XS manual/CNC lathe from RK International Machine Tools.
The mix of work undertaken by Hone-All Precision requires versatility in its manufacturing capacity and with a 3000 mm between centre distance and a swing over the bed of 554 mm the new Alpha lathe will allow the Leighton Buzzard-based subcontractor to generate greater productivity,
and make further improvements to its processes in order to meet the demands of customers across many sectors, such as oil & gas, hydraulics, automotive and motorsport, where on-time delivery is as vital as piece part cost.
“Our order book is double that of this time last year thanks to increasing quantities from existing contracts and a number of new customers that have recognised the benefits that Hone-All Precision can bring to their operations through our ability to completely manage the sub-contract process for them and deliver finished components on-time and to budget.
Hone-All takes on turning capacity to meet growing demand
interview with Andrea Rodney