MACH a ‘tremendous success’ for Mills

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Mills CNC had more than 3,000 visitors to its stand at MACH, plus hundreds of enquiries and 20 machine tool orders taken at the show.

The exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland says that its attendance at MACH 2018 was a ‘tremendous success’ and, according to MD Kevin Gilbert, “was the best MACH Show in the company’s history”.

Mills CNC exhibited 16 Doosan machines on its stand at MACH. Many of the machines, including the Doosan DVF 5000 (5-axis machining centre), the Doosan NHP 4000 (horizontal machining centre) and the Doosan V8300M were new models making their UK debuts at the show.

In addition to new machines, the company also showcased a number of its popular, best-selling Lynx and Puma lathes and DNM vertical machining centres at the event.

Explains technical director Tony Dale: “We were delighted with visitor and customer reaction to the stand and, despite the new location of the MACH exhibition at the NEC in Halls 18, 19 and 20 etc., our stand drew in the crowds.

“Clearly the 20 machine orders were the ‘icing on the cake’ but, what was also illuminating and impressive, was the diversity, scope and scale of the orders taken.

“We took five orders for Doosan vertical turning lathes including two for our new V8300 machines, and we also secured an order each for a large-capacity Doosan Mynx 9500 vertical machining centre and a VC 3600 (twin-table) vertical machining centre. The remaining orders were for Lynx and Puma lathes and DNM machining centres.”

Mills also reported significant interest in its new DVF 5000 and DNM 4000 machines, and that systematic follow-up of enquiries taken during MACH has resulted in more sales being taken. MACH 2018 also provided the ideal venue for a number of customers to confirm their Doosan machine tool orders

Concludes Dale: “MACH 2018 was an exceptional show and the Mills team worked hard to make it a success. We are actively involved in following up the hundreds of leads and enquiries taken at the event and, even though we were delighted to take 20 machine tool orders during the five days, are confident that the MACH effect will be the catalyst for many more machine tool orders in the weeks and months to come.”