KMF gives Slovakian arm a punch

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KMF (Precision Sheet Metal) has expanded the capacity of its facility in Trencianske Stankovce, Slovakia with the addition of a Trumpf Trupunch 3000 punching machine.

The Newcastle under Lyme, UK-based sheet metalworking subcontractor established the Slovakian facility in 2011 to supply customers with precision sheet metal services across mainland Europe.

With 1000 hits/minute punch rate, the new machine will enhance the service already provided to customers across mainland Europe, particularly those companies that have the need to outsource larger volume production."This new machine will also enhance the offering we can make to customers due to its tapping and forming capability," says Radim Vaculín, Business Manager, KMF (Precision Sheet Metal).

The Trumpf Trupunch 3000 doubles the punching capacity for KMF in Slovakia and the new machine also brings with it additional advantages, such as the elimination of repositioning on large format sheets and skeleton free processing which will enhance efficiency and help to reduce manufacturing costs. Because of the increased efficiency of the Trupunch 3000 KMF can reduce lead times through the elimination of manual operations and it also gives customers increased process security by increasing capacity for punching at the Slovakia factory.

"With this investment we are making a clear statement to our existing and potential customers that KMF is willing to make the investment, when it is needed, to enhance the service and support that we provide to customers. This is fully in line with the investment policy at KMF's main manufacturing plant in Newcastle under Lyme," says Radim Vaculín.