60 years celebration for Hwacheon Machine Tools of Korea
Ward Hi-Tech, sole UK distributor of Hwacheon Machine Tools announces that Hwacheon Machinery will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary with a week-long Open House festival at the end of October to be held at the Company’s headquarters in Gwangju, South Korea.
The event will incorporate a worldwide distributor forum, technical development conference and in house exhibition showcasing the latest CNC machine tool products to come from the Hwacheon ‘stable’.
Starting life as a simple job shop producing components for the agricultural industry in the area of Gwuangju, Hwacheon quickly developed into something more and by the 1970’s the Company had designed and built Korea’s first N.C. lathe, following up a few years later with the first CNC milling machine to be produced in the country.
Since establishing its credentials Hwacheon has continued to develop and grow into a significant global supplier of CNC turning and machining centres with a number of member companies forming the Hwacheon Group. Hwacheon now have several machine tool manufacturing sites in South Korea; separate companies producing chucks, engine cylinder blocks for the automotive industry in Korea, special purpose machines and their own foundry which also supplies castings for many other worldwide machine tool manufacturers.
The Hwacheon Group also incorporates overseas subsidiaries in USA, Germany, Singapore and China together with a worldwide distributor network to handle the Company’s growing export business.
Hwacheon products have been supplied into the UK since the early 1980’s though sales have increased dramatically since Sheffield based CNC specialists Ward Hi-Tech, took over the distribution channel on a sole UK agency basis 5 years ago.
Ward Hi-Tech M.D. Alan Hill commented,
“The Hwacheon turning centre range is a high quality, wide specification family of products that really does provide a machine for all reasons! With chuck sizes from 6” to 32” diameter, bed lengths up to 6m between centres, together with an impressive range of vertical lathes both single and twin spindle, Hwacheon satisfies most of our customer requirements”,
Mr Hill continued,
“We are extremely pleased to represent Hwacheon here in the UK and wish our partners every success during their forthcoming 60th Anniversary celebrations!”
For more information on Hwacheon CNC Machine Tools contact Ward Hi-Tech direct or visit their website: www.wardhitech.co.uk