Most recently the company has delivered an XYZ 3010, the largest vertical machining centre in the XYZ range, to Pendle Engineering, based in Nelson, Lancashire.

Says Chris Smith, managing director at the fabrication and CNC machining specialist: “At Pendle Engineering, we are committed to delivering quality, service and value to our customers through our passion and our people. Our subcontract steel manufacturing services are supplied to a broad range of industry sectors and the encouraging levels of customer demand gave us the confidence to invest in the XYZ 3010, our fourth XYZ machine tool. This new machine not only bolsters our existing machining capacity but allows us to bring the machining of larger (>1m) workpieces in house. These unprecedented circumstances have, without doubt, added an extra dimension to our investment decision-making, but we are planning for the long term and are delighted to be working with XYZ Machine Tools once again.”

With axis travels of 3,000, 1000 mm and 800 mm (X, Y, Z) - the machine’s Y-axis is supported by six box slideways to generate the support and rigidity required - backed by a 56 hp 8,000 rpm spindle, Pendle Engineering now has the capability to machine pieces weighing up to 4000 kg.

Adds Nigel Atherton, managing director, XYZ Machine Tools: “It has been, and continues to be, unusual and difficult time for engineering companies and those that supply them. However, there has always remained an air of positivity and we are now beginning to see some expansion in business activity. Companies such as Pendle Engineering are showing the confidence to move their business forward through investment and we are happy to be able to continue our long-standing relationship with Chris and his team.”