Strengthening machinery partnership

Emmegi has become the sole machinery partner of aluminium systems house AMS, having demonstrated the quality of its machines, sales advice, technical support and after sales service over more than a decade, it reported recently.

The Cork based aluminium profile extruder, powder coater and sheet metal and trade frame fabricator bought its first Emmegi machine in 2006 and since then Emmegi has gone on to equip AMS’s entire factory with a range of machining centres, saws, end millers, crimpers and factory ancillary equipment. This includes two Phantomatic T4As and one Comet T6 machining centres and several double head electronic saws.

During that time, AMS has expanded significantly into its 254,000ft2 facility and invested huge sums in developing the window, door and curtain walling systems that are used in both commercial and residential projects in Ireland and internationally.

The company now employs more than 200 people and is focused not just on manufacturing but on providing a specialised design service that enables customers to bring even the most challenging concepts to fruition.

The strength of the relationship between the two businesses means that AMS is happy to recommend Emmegi machines to customers who are looking to improve the quality and efficiency of their manufacturing, and Emmegi now regularly uses AMS’s production set up it as a demonstration site for fabricators from across Ireland.

Damien Farrelly, AMS’s fabrication manager, said the company recognises how vital it is to have a solid and reliable partnership in place with a machinery supplier like Emmegiwhich has a team based on the ground in Ireland.

“We know that the Emmegi team will take care of us and our customers – not just during the initial buying and installation process but right through to technical support and servicing,” he said.

“We offer our customers a complete, turnkey solution from extrusion to fabrication, and one of our key strengths is that we have total control over all the processes, so we need to know that our fabrication machinery is top quality and that we have all the service and maintenance back up we need from highly skilled engineers.”

For AMS, one of the key benefits of using Emmegi machines is the proprietary software provided.

“The ‘Camplus’ software that comes with the machining centres displays both the profile and the tool in a 3D format, which makes it relatively easy for the operator to carry out the necessary programming,” Damien said.“We also like the fact that the machines can communicate directly with LogiKal and other fenestration industry processing packages making for a smart, dynamic fabrication workshop with live production tracking.

“Both the software and the machines are very user friendly as well which alleviates the requirement for us to recruit and train highly skilled staff.”

As wall as national sales manager Jim O’Connell, Emmegi has two engineers who look after customers across the whole of the island of Ireland.

“Whether it is for AMS or for one of its customers, we take care of the whole machinery process,” Jim said.“Customers have peace of mind and we have the flexibility to be able to respond quickly and efficiently to any enquiry or opportunity.”