14 October 2015

Annual job shop business meeting 2015 - second operations

  • Sector: Job Shop Business Meeting
  • Location: Yamazaki Mazak, Worcester
  • Attendees: AILU members and all laser job shop owners




About this meeting

The annual ‘JS’ series of business meetings are designed to be of value and interest to laser job shops. In so doing, they facilitate trust between businesses that compete, in order for them to work together on topics of common interest or concern.

The strength and the benefits of the job shop group grows with the number of members we have and, as we did last year, we are inviting laser Job Shops who haven’t yet attended to come along and see for themselves the benefits of belonging to a friendly group of competitors.

The focus theme this year is Second Operations (for example, machines to improve edge and surface finish including blasting, rumbling and graining).

Download the event flyer here


08:00 - 09:00  Registration 

09:00 - 10:15 Presentations 1

Introduction to the day
Dean Cockayne, Midtherm Laser          

Introduction to Mazak
Ian White, General Sales Manager, Mazak 

Mazak laser range
Gabrielle Peruzzo, Mazak           

Experiences of running a laser heat treatment job shop in Germany and
some lessons learned
Tony Bransden, Ionbond Germany

New lasers for cutting
John Powell, Laser Expertise

10:15 - 10.45 Refreshment Break

10:45 - 13:10 Presentations 2

How to sell your firm
Miles Stanyard, Hardy Transaction Management

Comparison of machines for improving edge and surface finish
John Frankland (MSS Laser), Mark Jones (Ficep), Guy Newton (Ellesco), Frank Sorensen (Fladder Danmark A/S)

Something new: A series of short commerical presentations
To date:
Trumpf, Gerry Jones
SSAB Swedish Steel, Taneli Pokkinen

ipLaser, Peter Olle


Review of 2015 Satisfaction Survey
Matt Brown, Subcon Laser Cutting

13:10 - 14:10 Lunch

14:10 - 15:40 Question and Answer time
A panel of job shop owners (TBA) lead a question and answer session

15:40 Tour of Mazak Factory

16:20 Departure


Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd
Badgeworth Drive

Tel: +44 (0)1905 755 755
Fax: +44 (0)1905 755 542

Please see here for location map and directions.


This year’s annual workshop is open not only to all AILU members, but also to non-member laser job shops and SMEs that use lasers for materials processing in general.

Existing members need only give their name to the AILU office by phone (01235 539595) or email ( Non members should complete the registration form and email/post it to the AILU office or register online with a credit card payment.

AILU member rate £75.00 + VAT
Non member rate £95.00 + VAT
Concession rate £50.00 + VAT


If you later wish an other employee to attend in your place simply let us know; there is no extra charge.

For group discounts (three or more) please contact the AILU office.


The closest hotel to the venue is the Premier Inn (Worcester M5 J6 Hotel)

Other accommodation in Worcester can be found here

(N.B. Mazak have a corporate rate at the Worcester Whitehouse Hotel and Ye Olde Talbot Hotel; mention this when booking to get a reduced room rate)

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