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Mills CNCs sales surpass 9 Million in Scotland in 2012

Mills CNCs sales surpass 9 Million in Scotland in 2012

Added to MTDCNC by Mills CNC Ltd on 25 January 2013

Mills CNC the exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland has reported exceptional sales in Scotland for 2012.

The Leamington-based machine tool specialist experienced its best-ever all-round performance to date across the UK and Ireland with sales in excess of £51M last year with, according to managing director, Nick Frampton, 'Scotland making a healthy contribution...weighing-in with close to 20% of the total sales turnover for the year.'

A closer examination of Mills’ performance in Scotland reveals that the company sold 55 Doosan machines in 2012 (up 10% from that achieved in 2011), and means that Mills’ installed customer base north of the border now exceeds 500 machines.

Continues Robert Sullivan, Mills’ Business Manager in Scotland for 20 years:

'Sales in Scotland are at an all-time high and have been achieved by a combination of new business wins and strong repeat business from existing customers.

'Large capacity Doosan machines tools like our range of Puma 700 lathes, our range of DBC Horizontal Boring machines, and our large vertical turning lathes were particularly popular amongst customers operating in the oil and gas, power generation and large construction (Yellow Goods) sectors.

'It’s also worth mentioning that a significant proportion of our sales are now turnkey solutions and are concerned with manufacturing projects that are designed, project-managed, installed and proved-out by Mills engineers.'

The depth and breadth of Mills’ machine tool ranges that comprise everything from small 2-axis lathes right through to large 15” chuck and over lathes and turning centres, and from multi-tasking mill-turn machines through to best-in-class vertical and horizontal machining centres goes some way to explaining Mills’ success. “But”, as Robert Sullivan explains, 'it doesn’t tell the full story.'

'It’s one thing having a comprehensive range', he continues, 'but it’s quite another ensuring guaranteed fast and professional delivery and installation.'

To meet customers’ demands for new Doosan machine tools and to ensure a rapid response, Mills operates an innovative forward order stock programme. This means that many Doosan machines are held in stock at Mills’ facility in Leamington and, even if they are not, such is Doosan’s prowess as a global leading machine tool manufacturer that non-stocked machines can be manufactured and delivered in double- quick time.

This commitment to fast and easy access is matched by Mills’ commitment to customer service and satisfaction.

Continues Robert Sullivan:

'Unlike many UK-based machine tool suppliers, Mills has a dedicated team of service engineers actually based in Scotland. This 4-man strong resource ensures that customers in Scotland enjoy a rapid response whether that be installing a new machine or servicing customers’ machines on-site.'

Such ‘locally-delivered’ after-sales support running in conjunction with Mills’ substantial parts and logistics, and technical and applications operations has helped position Mills (and Doosan technology) as the preferred option for a growing number of precision manufacturers north (and south) of the border.

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