Fitzpatrick's UK has spent over 250k on laser-cut parts every year for the last 5 years. It has been a strategy that has served them well. In the early days of laser cutting good money was made on existing parts as it saved so much time. That margin has diminished each year as laser-cutting has become the “norm”.
Furthermore over the last 5 years the big branded laser manufacturers have an arms race on speed, energy consumption, accuracy and while these have been impressive they have been incremental.
“I like to buy kit that gives us the edge so I was waiting for a more disruptive change. When Simpson Technology first mentioned the Mitsubishi I thought it would not be able to compete with the big brands but I did a lot of research. I found out that Mitsubishi are a world leader in machine tool manufacturing and that they have been involved in making lasers for decades, one of their main markets being the USA. I went on many forums in the USA and the most common word used to describe the Mitsubishi laser was reliable.”- Mark Fitzpatrick.
The new fibre technology represents the leap in technology giving it a competitive edge. Any concerns are answered by Simpson Technology because they know the product very well, but not only that, Simpson Technology also understood the laser process and the little important things that other suppliers couldn’t explain. Good products sold by honest people is always a winning combination in our experience.