It seems hardly credible but at the end of this year Laser Process will have been providing laser cutting services to UK manufacturers for twenty-five years.
1990 was the year when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, the US and the UK invaded Iraq, Nelson Mandela was released from prison and the UK was battling with Poll tax rioters. Quite an eventful year – all this and Laser Process too.
Ever since day one we have been a leading company in the industry and have grown to be one of the biggest. In 1995 we were a founding member of the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU) and in 1999 we became accredited to BS 9001 for quality management.
We have always taken our customer relationships seriously, to the extent where we class our customers as our friends and our commitment is to ensure that we do all we can to help them flourish. We have many customers who have been with us since we began.
Technology has progressed substantially over the years and Laser Process has always invested in the latest machinery to ensure that we are able to offer the best possible service to our customers. Compared to the machines available when we started, those of today are bigger, more powerful and faster and the cut quality is better.
Over the years we have added processes to compliment laser cutting. Many years ago we introduced pressbrakes in order that we could supply our customers with plates that were bent after cutting, saving them from having to find a second supplier to complete their requirements. Since that time we have introduced a vertical machining centre to offer drilling and milling operations. We now also offer welding and assembly services.
We are often asked what our main customer type is – and this is a very difficult question to answer. We can, and do, supply anyone who has a requirement for steel or aluminium profiles in whatever industry they are related to. One of our biggest contracts was to supply over two hundred and fifty steel statues to a national charity – not a source of work that would readily spring to mind.
As for the future we will continue to offer an industry leading service to our customers. We will continue to purchase the best and most technically advanced machinery and we will continue to place ourselves in a position to take advantage of any opportunities that may occur. We seem to be in a situation where there is a significant improvement in manufacturing since the crash of 2008. and there is a promise of substantial investment in infrastructure, particularly in rail and we are there to take advantage of it.