March 2011 has certainly made its mark for Trumpf. Just over 300 hundred people attended the company’s In-Tech open house, the highest attendance ever recorded. And during the three day event £5m of orders were received for machines spanning a range of Trumpf technologies.
With the addition of the In-Tech orders, March will be Trumpf’s highest earnings month ever. By comparison with March 2010, order intake is 50% greater. Trumpf is also on target to record the financial year 2010 – 2011 as its best yet.
This success translates into the wider Europe too. Trumpf UK has demonstrated the strongest recovery when compared with all other European markets.
“Our success is indicative of how well our customers are doing,” explained Technical Director, Scott Simpson. “Many are near to maximum production and they are investing in new manufacturing technology to support this upturn.” The export market in particular is proving a real money-spinner for many Trumpf customers.
Trumpf has not only witnessed unprecedented demand for new machines and its expanded services. Since formalising a co-operation with Severn Manufacturing Systems, the specialist in the refurbishment of second hand Trumpf machines, Trumpf has directly sold 20 units. This initiative has already contributed more than £2.5m to turnover at Trumpf UK.
Additionally, staff levels at Trumpf UK are at an all time high and the company has confirmed that they have taken on another two apprentices. And as well as the £300,000 already invested in Trumpf Luton facility, a further £100,000 has been allocated in the next financial year for more work to be undertaken. Top of the list is the development of training suites.