ENGINEERING: Allweld Invests R1.5m In Machinery
Recent Western Cape Business News
The specialist engineering services company Allweld Marine & Industrial of Cape Town has, following a year of sustained growth, invested R1.5m in new machines for their expanding machine shop business.
The nature of Allweld’s service offering to their customers has grown over the past number of years and this growth has necessitated the upgrade in machinery. The frequency of quality and technical audits conducted by large local and international customers on Allweld’s capabilities has risen dramatically and consistently Allweld has been encouraged to offer a broader spectrum of services. To this end, the new machines will complement the valve refurbishment and welding divisions.
The machines purchased include a 5 metre (between centres) Dalian Centre Lathe, a 3 metre Dalian Centre Lathe, a 2 metre Yunnan Centre Lathe and a TOS W100 Horizontal Borer. Together with digital read out meters, taper-turning attachments, quick change tool posts and fixed steady rests, Operations Director Wessel le Roux is keen to get these machines working around the clock. Additional purchases for the Machine Shop include new measuring tools; auto boring and facing heads to improve efficiencies on the boring mill and milling machines; and other ancillary equipment.
The Allweld Machine and Valve Shops are totally separated from the welding and fabrication workshop; thereby providing a clean environment in which to perform the precision work required. The above investment excludes the cost of training and the upskilling of all the artisans on the new equipment.
Allweld Marine offers specialised welding, heat treatment, valve refurbishment, pipework, fabrication and training services to the marine, mining, oil & gas, petrochemical and industrial sectors.
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