XYZ takes orders worth over £1m at MACH

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XYZ Machine Tools took orders worth in excess of £1m at the recent MACH 2024 exhibition in Birmingham.

Spanning 12 machines, this figure is expected to rise in the coming weeks and months as the company’s area sales managers work through the high number of enquiries generated at the show. The quantity of leads is up considerably on the previous MACH in 2022, providing a positive indication of robust investment levels across UK industry.

With 16 machines under power on the company’s main stand, XYZ Machine Tools presented its usual show of force at MACH.

“We saw a similar number of visitors to the stand as MACH 2022, but the quality was better,” stated Martin Burton, sales director at XYZ Machine Tools, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

“There were more people looking to make an immediate or near-future investment, rather than discussing plans further down the track. In particular, it was nice to meet a number of companies who are considering XYZ for the first time.”

The 12 orders, spread across both ProtoTRAK and Siemens-controlled machines, were snapped up by both subcontractors and OEMs. Among the latter was Image Wheels, a Tipton-based leader in the manufacture of classic and modern alloy wheels.

Indeed, Image Wheels won XYZ’s MACH competition for a £10,000 discount on any new CNC machine, opting for the popular Proturn RLX 555, a 1m gap-bed lathe with ProtoTRAK RLX touchscreen control.

Among the star attractions on stand was the XYZ 65 LTY-S twin/sub-spindle lathe, which proved a huge draw across all five days. Making its UK premiere, this impressive box-way machine brings the advantages of automated turning and milling in a single set-up via its twin spindles, live tooling, Y and C axes.

Another highlight was the first-ever showing of XYZ’s complete range of fully enclosed TMC machining centres. Featuring the same ProtoTRAK RMX controls as the company’s bed-mill series, the TMC (Toolroom Machining Centre) range proved a highly popular attraction. At the show XYZ adorned the machines with a variety of options, including a fourth-axis unit.

Other MACH crowd-pleasers included the XYZ UMC-5X for full five-axis simultaneous machining at a repeatability of ±2.5 microns, and the XYZ 800 HD with box slideways and massive ribbed castings for heavy-duty cutting.

On a second stand, XYZ showcased a Proturn RLX 780 3m gap-bed lathe with impressive 780mm swing over bed and 160mm spindle bore. The strategy of taking another stand served to showcase the sheer size of the machine and XYZ is now in discussions about two potential orders for the RLX 780. 

“Overall we enjoyed a very successful MACH exhibition and we’re already in the process of booking for MACH 2026,” added Burton. “In the meantime, we have many weeks of work ahead to follow-up on all our leads.”