The Minister for Sport, the Right Honourable Helen Grant MP officially commissioned the new Amada Laser cutting machine at Burtons on Friday 2nd May 2014. Helen was invited to start the machine to engrave a stainless steel plaque to commemorate the occasion. The assembled guests counted down as Helen launched the machine into life.
The Amada laser centre with auto change tables and 4000 watts of cutting power is capable of effortlessly slicing steel up to one inch thick (25mm) as well as the intricate profiling and engraving of very thin materials. It represents a significant part of a million pound investment programme by the Burtons Group of Companies. The laser has also been equipped with the latest tube cutting capabilities and this significantly expands the range of parts that can be produced.
David Burton spoke of the company’s passion for manufacturing in the UK and commented that it was possible to be competitive on the world stage with the right technology and investment in cutting edge production equipment. He went on to say that the other ingredient for success was British innovation. “Innovation means people and I am very proud of the team we have here. They encompass a huge range of skills”
“The new facility will increase our competitiveness and enable new products to be developed. We are also offering a sub-contract laser cutting service to other engineering companies.”