Record high for ali machinery

Sales of workbenches, machinery consumables and spare parts at Emmegi (UK) are set to hit a record high in 2021 as the aluminium market continues to surge in the post-pandemic recovery.

Figures for the first half of the year show sales of the company’s ACCA XL workbenches set to grow by 45% compared with 2020 and 10% compared with 2019, and sales of consumable and spare parts on track to increase by 13% on 2020 figures and 6% on 2019.

Ian Latimer, Emmegi (UK)’s managing director, said: “The 2020 figures were obviously skewed by the lockdown and rapid bounce back, but these are certainly higher than anything we have seen since Emmegi (UK) was established in 2010. They reflect just how busy our customers are right now, and the volumes going through their factories. Set alongside the demand we are seeing for our range of CNCs and saws, I think they’re a very accurate barometer of the aluminium market as a whole.”

The company normally holds the ACCA XL workbenches in stock at its Coventry HQ, but they are currently going out to customers almost as soon as they arrive.

“Customers are ordering in bigger quantities than ever before as well, as they look to create extra fitting and assembly space for windows and doors in their factories to keep pace with demand,” Ian said.