SSC Laser, the UK’s leading one stop laser job shop has achieved its most successful year to date. Between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 the company reached record sales of £7.3m.
As a result, the business was able to reinvest part of its profits into the very latest laser technology. Working closely with long term supply partner Bystronic UK, SSC Laser invested 500k into a brand new Bystronic ByAutonom 6kw flat bed laser.
Andy Evans, Sales Director at SSC Laser, says, “We are very excited about the acquisition of this machine as it will increase our capacity by over 100 hours per month. This is due to the increased cutting speeds the machine operates across all materials. We already operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week; however, the company is so busy we need to invest in machinery that will produce laser cut components quicker. In particular, the ByAutonom 6kw comes in to its own on thicker materials. This means, in addition to our existing range of laser cutting capabilities, SSC Laser will now be in a position to cut up to 25mm in mild steel, 20mm in stainless steel and 15mm in aluminium.”
David Larcombe, Managing Director of Bystronic UK, adds, “We have always had an excellent working relationship with SSC Laser. Even as a supplier they make everyone feel special! We are delighted they have decided to go for the 6kW ByAutonom as their next laser investment. I know they will be delighted, not only with the machine’s performance, but also its autonomous operation.”
Having continued to win more market share over its competitors, SSC Laser praises its strong relationships with its customers as the reason, putting an emphasis on total commitment to service and quality.
With manufacturing operations in Stafford and Derby and sales divisions in Sunderland, Slough, Motherwell and Bristol, the company is currently planning to open a third manufacturing site in 2014.
Caption: Andy Evans, Sales Director at SSC Laser and Austin Jarrett, MD at SSC Laser (l-r)