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CUSTOMERS BUY 15 MACHINES WORTH OVER £2.7 MILLION AT OPEN HOUSE

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Citizen Machinery UK’s (CMUK) highly successful 3-day open house (16-18 October) immediately added a further 15 machines worth over £2.7 million to its existing order book of record sales involving some 100 Cincom sliding head and Miyano fixed-head turn-mill centres stretching into 2019.

Said Deputy Managing Director Darren Wilkins: “Over 350 people from OEM and sub-contract sectors came through our doors over the three days with several bringing important future projects for us to investigate.” He then added: “Citizen’s overall European deliveries in 2018 will exceed 1,200 units establishing the company as market leader for Swiss-type sliding head machines as well as the leading brand for providing bar turning solutions. As a result, Europe significantly contributed to Citizen’s worldwide production output of 6,500 machines this year.”

Citizen’s patented Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) programmable chip size machining technology was a major focus of attention adding to the ratio of seven out of every eight orders currently featuring its inclusion. This ratio was confirmed with the interest following the launch of the larger 38 mm capacity bar size of the Cincom L32-VIIILFV sliding head and the Miyano BNA-42GTYLFV moving headstock machines at the event. (more…)


CITIZEN EXPANDS CINCOM L32 TO 38mm BAR SIZE WITH LFV

Monday, November 5th, 2018

With the launch of its L32-VlllLFV sliding head turn-mill centre, Citizen Machinery UK brings its patented Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) machining technology to aid production of larger components from up to 38 mm bar size.

The Cincom L32-VlllLFV has removable guide bush option with a maximum machining length of 320 mm in a single chucking and with the guide bush removed, shorter parts up to 80 mm in length, thus providing major material savings.

LFV introduces oscillation to the routine action of the cutting tool through the servo axes of the drive system in the direction of feed. This is in phases of tens of microns which are precisely synchronised with the rotation of the machine spindle. The resulting controlled ‘air-cutting’ breaks the swarf into a designated chip size which prevents ‘bird-nesting’ and can be applied to turning, drilling and even threading cycles. (more…)


CITIZEN OPEN HOUSE TO SHOWCASE 16 MACHINES, LAUNCH CINCOM L32 WITH LFV AND MIYANO BNA WITH LFV

Monday, October 15th, 2018

16-18 October 2018 Bushey, Watford.

Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) machining technology will be an important theme to customers at Citizen Machinery UK’s Annual Open House event being staged at the UK headquarters in Bushey between 16 and 18 October. Amongst the 16 machines on view will be the UK launch of the LFV versions of the Citizen Cincom L32-VlllLFV sliding head turn-mill centre and the Miyano BNA-42GTYLFV sliding headstock turning centre.

In addition, Citizen will be demonstrating 5-axis machining technology on the latest Cincom D25-Vlll sliding head turn-mill centre using the ground breaking latest Mitsubishi 800, a true 5-axis simultaneous machining control platform combined with Citizen’s Cincom operating system.

As part of Citizen’s progressive introduction of feeding the patented LFV technology across its range of Citizen and Miyano machines, the L32-VlllLFV and Miyano BNA-42GTYLFV’s have been eagerly awaited to provide major advantages from programmable control of chip size on larger capacity machines from both stables. (more…)


JOE BRANNIGAN APPOINTED POST-SALES MANAGER

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

A new key management role has been set up for customer support and after sales communications with the appointment of Joe Brannigan as Post-Sales Manager at Citizen Machinery UK (CMUK).

Mr Brannigan 52, brings 13 years of machine tool experience in post-sales and installation management plus four recent years in the demanding motor sport sector as manufacturing maintenance manager before joining CMUK.

Said Edward James CMUK Managing Director: “With record sales and installations in the UK and Ireland plus significant new models and developments due for release into Citizen Cincom and Miyano machine portfolios, it is timely to restructure the technical operations and customer support structure within our business.”

He maintains the appointment of Joe Brannigan is important as it brings a level of expertise from both sides of machine tool supplier and user experience. This will not only provide additional customer support following the sales decision, but also follow through co-ordinating standard proven procedures plus support for any additional actions that may be required. (more…)


CITIZEN OPEN HOUSE SHOWCASES 16 MACHINES, LAUNCHING CINCOM L32 LFV AND MIYANO BNA LFV

Friday, August 31st, 2018

16-18 October 2018 Bushey, Watford.

Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) machining technology will be an important theme to customers at Citizen Machinery UK’s Annual Open House event being staged at the UK headquarters in Bushey between 16 and 18 October. Amongst the 16 machines on view will be the UK launch of the LFV versions of the Citizen Cincom L32-VlllLFV sliding head turn-mill centre and the Miyano BNA-42GTYLFV sliding headstock turning centre.

In addition, Citizen will be demonstrating 5-axis machining technology on the latest Cincom D25-Vlll sliding head turn-mill centre using the ground breaking latest Mitsubishi 800, a true 5-axis simultaneous machining control platform combined with Citizen’s Cincom operating system.

The Citizen L32-VlllLFV with 38 mm bar size option and removable guide bush can carry up to 30 tools, according to specification six for gang turning, four to six gang driven, four to nine front drilling and between five and 11 for back drilling. Both main (7.5 kW) and sub-spindle (3.7 kW) have 8,000 revs/min motors with 1 kW driven tools with 6,000 revs/min motors. Rapid traverse rates are fast at 32 m/min. (more…)


NEIL VINE BRINGS TOOLING EXPERTISE TO CITIZEN MACHINERY’S NORTH EAST SALES

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

With a previous history in the tooling sector having the role as key account manager, Neil Vine 42 has been appointed by Citizen Machinery UK (CMUK) to cover the central Midlands area east of Sheffield up to Lincoln and to Hitchin in the south representing both the Citizen Cincom sliding head and Miyano fixed head turn-mill centres.

Said Deputy Managing Director Darren Wilkins: “Neil brings a strong commercial management and customer development history to CMUK. He has a long history in the tooling sector so will be a valuable asset working closely with customers and our applications team in maintaining our ‘cost-per-part’ purchase justification operations.”

In previous roles, Mr Vine has been involved in managing and creating a strategy for regional tooling sales while working on key accounts involving UK project based tooling operations with responsibility for over £1 million turnover from just three customers.

He said: “With my commercial background and process knowledge I was deeply involved in educating buyers and negotiating price structures especially involving exotic material machining in the aerospace, power generation and mining sectors.” (more…)


CITIZEN BREAKS SALES RECORDS AT MACH WITH 46 ORDERS WORTH £6.3 MILLION

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Citizen Machinery UK (CMUK) left MACH 2018 exhibition on a high with 46 machine orders worth over £6.3 million directly linked to the show of which 18 were confirmed and concluded during the week and a further 28 pending final specification agreement, application discussions or financial approval.

Said Managing Director Edward James: “This was an important endorsement to the activities of the new management team and especially rewarding to the effort put in by everyone in the company to achieve record exhibition sales at a UK event.”

He then recollected how this rolls on from the new team’s success in 2017. He said: “We achieved a record year in sales, the first quarter of 2018 set a further standard and the Japanese recognition of the business strategy has been rubber stamped with the setting up of our £2 million new CMUK facility with 600 m2 showroom in the West Midlands. This is in addition to our headquarters in Bushey, Watford.”

Important in the new order placements were totally new customers to the Citizen Cincom sliding head and Miyano fixed head technology. Said Deputy Managing Director Darren Wilkins: “Of orders placed so far from the show or are under final discussions, 14 involved totally new customers. I also want to endorse the reaction to our patented Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) technology demonstrated on Cincom L20 and L12 machines plus the first introduction to the Miyano range through the BNA-42GTYLFV. In total, 18 orders were taken at the show for LFV machines worth some £1.9 million.” (more…)


CITIZEN MACHINERY UK APPOINTS SAM NOTTAGE-McNEICE AS EUROPEAN SALES MANAGER

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Citizen Machinery UK has appointed Sam Nottage-McNeice as European Sales Manager responsible for co-ordinating distributor operations that come under the Citizen Machinery UK (CMUK) network to include France, Portugal, Spain, Scandinavia the Middle East and Africa.

Said Deputy Managing Director Darren Wilkins: “We are progressively looking for younger people for our team in the UK and Sam is a prime example of a young, enthusiastic and ideally qualified engineer, able to work with the principles and CEOs of distributors that come under our responsibility, as well as having to report to Japan.”

Following an engineering background as an avionics technician in the REME, he spent six years in machine tool sales before joining CMUK. The machine tool exports from CMUK has seen significant growth during 2017 with more than 300 machines being installed and as with the UK market, each dealership had a record year of trading. This increased activity contributed to an important increase in market share. Meanwhile, forecasts are proving very strong that this trend will continue through 2018.

As in the UK, sales of Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) technology machines has given a massive international boost to Citizen’s Cincom sliding head machine sales as it is being progressively introduced across the range including the company’s Miyano fixed head turn-mill centres. (more…)


GEOFF BRYANT RETIRES FROM CITIZEN MACHINERY AFTER CREATING BUSINESS PLATFORM FOR RECORD SALES (NEW)

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

A pre-Christmas gathering at Citizen Machinery UK of 79 employees, spouses and partners, plus a group of long-serving retired employees and specialist suppliers celebrated Geoff Bryant’s 43 years of service, of which 25 were given to the company as managing director.

Significant in the last 12 months in his departure planning role, which involved liaison and progressive hand-over to the new management team of Edward James as MD, Darren Wilkins Deputy MD and Jon Hart as Finance Director, was a record breaking year of trading for the Bushey based business supporting the ranges of Citizen Cincom CNC sliding head and Miyano fixed head turn-mill centres.

Said Mr James: “I must compliment Geoff who has set such a high standard and raised the profile of the business over so many years. He has created an enviable platform that enables us to further develop the company and its people, in particular involving keen younger employees. This will enable us to provide customers with the level of support that such a high technology based product deserves.” (more…)


CITIZEN LAUNCHES CINCOM D25 SLIDING HEADSTOCK TURN-MILL CENTRE WITH TRIPLE X-, Y- AND Z-AXES PLUS B-AXIS AT MACH 2018

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Stand No: H20-570

MACH 2018 NEC Birmingham 9-13 April 2018

The next generation of Citizen’s advanced CNC system featuring touch screen and qwerty keyboard is to be launched at MACH 2018 as a key feature on the new Cincom D25-VIII and -VII sliding headstock turn-mill centre. Operational flexibility is maximised for complex cycles with two gang vertical toolposts each with X-, Y- and Z- axes and one with a B-axis capable of both front and back machining. In addition there is a back toolpost and opposite toolpost with a tool capacity of up to 59 tools with the added advantage of removable guide bush for more economic material use on shorter components.

The Cincom D25-VIII is configured as a 10-axis sliding headstock 25 mm capacity machine which also incorporates the added flexibility of 0 to 135 deg swivelling B-axis. This swivel axis is incorporated within the first (X1, Y1, Z1) axis gang toolpost capable of holding four double-sided driven spindles to service both the main and sub-spindles.

In addition, a second gang toolpost (X2, Y2, Z2) is able to work independently or simultaneously with the (X1, Y1, Z1) toolpost to overlap for instance, rough or finish turning operations or apply in unison, drilling or milling based cycles. (more…)


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