Trumpf expects another record year; reveals more novel technology

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Following its recent Open House, where more than 250 people were welcomed, Luton-based Trumpf reports it is on course to register another record sales year, as it unveils yet more novel technology.

Last year, the company marked its 40th year in operation with its highest ever turnover, achieved in the 2013/2014 financial year, and with three months left in its current financial year, Trumpf is set to top that record-breaking figure by around 5%, closing the period at £47 million.

At the Open House, the company says it received orders for machines from each of its technology groups, while the sheet metal processing expert also unveiled its new TruServices Centre - a £160,000 hub that supports customers throughout the life cycle of their machines and beyond (see forthcoming issue of Machinery for more details).

One of the highest value orders received during the event was from Midlands' subcontractor Lasershape. The company is growing its fleet of Trumpf 2D flat-bed laser cutting machines with the addition of a TruLaser 5030 fiber, its fourth installation of this fibre-guided laser profiler.

The Open House also featured a number of notable firsts, with the star attraction being the world's first public showing of the new TruLaser 3030 fiber laser machine with BrightLine fiber technology. BrightLine fiber technology allows the cutting of both thick and thin materials on a solid-state laser machine to equal levels of quality and cost-efficiency, giving manufacturers far greater flexibility than ever before, says Trumpf. (BrightLine fiber machines will have made a significant contribution to the company's 2014/2015 sales performance, says the company.)

Also new to the UK is the compact TruPunch 2000 punching and profiling machine and the TruMark 5010, available as a mobile laser marker or for easy integration into production lines.