Probably the largest machining centre of its kind in the UK – and the biggest anywhere in the world available for collaborative research - installed at the Nuclear AMRC by T W Ward CNC Machinery (Ward CNC), the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for Soraluce of Spain.
INTRODUCTION T W Ward CNC Machinery Ltd (‘Ward CNC’) is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of CNC machine tools to a wide range of OEM’s and sub contract metal cutting companies across many engineering sectors. ‘Ward CNC’ customers include well known and respected companies involved in Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Construction Equipment, Defence, Medical Equipment, Automotive, Power Generation, OEM Equipment Manufacturers and precision sub-contractors. ‘Ward CNC’ currently employs in excess of 50 people and is the sole UK distributor for a number of the world’s leading machine tool manufacturers. Additional and complementary activities include the supply of late model reconditioned and remanufactured CNC machine tools to worldwide markets, which are carried in stock and processed in its 5,500 m 2 facility at Albion Works, Shefeld and its 1,100 m 2 Midlands & South showroom in Redditch. T W Ward CNC Machinery Ltd was originally part of the Thomas W Ward Group plc , which had its origins in Shefeld over 130 years ago and which grew to be a major industrial conglomerate with worldwide activities. WARDCNC.COM T W Ward CNC Machinery Limited SHEFFIELD & NORTH Albion Works, Attercliffe Road, Shefeld S4 7WW England T: 44 (0) 114 276 5411 F: 44 (0) 114 270 0786 E: email@example.com W: www.wardcnc.com T W Ward CNC Machinery Limited MIDLANDS & SOUTH Meir Road, Park Farm North, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 7SY England T: 44 (0) 1527 522 211 F: 44 (0) 1527 510 728 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.wardcnc.com
Commenting on the development, T W Ward CNC Machinery’s Managing Director Simon Whitworth, says: “The opening of an additional sales and showroom and the rebranding of our Ward CNC operating names are part of a strategic development that will continue to expand the company and leverage its position as a leading supplier of high-technology production solutions in the UK. “While our new 1,100 m 2 site in Redditch will further enhance the level of sales and service we provide to customers in the Midlands and throughout the south, in addition there has also been signicant investment made at our 5,500 m 2 Shefeld headquarters, particularly in stafng levels, business management and sales processes, customer relationship management applications and workow systems. ” He adds: “The result is that customers cannot fail to be suitably impressed by the highest levels of machine supply and customer care that Ward CNC offers.” The extensive redesign and refurbishment programme at Sheffield has included enlarged and revamped reception, extended office and administration areas as well as improved showroom facilities, plus major investment in the standard and facilities within the extensive workshop and showroom areas. The two-year project – which has impacted and improved every corner of the site - has resulted in all office, meeting and working areas being redesigned and refurbished in a way that cleverly retains the company’s 130-year heritage but blends it with up-to-date materials and designs in today’s corporate Ward colours. Many of the visitors to the site have commented on how impressive the facility is and how the manned reception provides a welcoming environment. Complemented by an array of the latest communication technologies, the Sheffield site must be regarded as one of the most eye-appealing and functional – as well as one of the largest – in the UK machine tool industry. Indeed, the major re-fit has clearly re-affirmed Ward CNC’s standing for many years to come. 0114 2765411