Dugard becomes new UK distributor for IBARMIA
As part of its relentless and exciting growth strategy, Dugard has now become the sole UK and Ireland agent for the high-quality range of IBARMIA 5-axis moving column machining centres. The new partnership is the result of increased UK interest in the 5-axis moving column machining centres manufactured by the renowned Spanish brand.
IBARMIA has enjoyed significant growth across Europe, North America and Asia, witnessing a huge upswing in interest from UK manufacturers at numerous international machine tool exhibitions. With IBARMIA acknowledging the strong interest from UK engineers enquiring about the wide range of machine tool solutions and technology, local representation and technical support; the Basque Country manufacturer set about finding the best established, most reputable and well recognised brand in the UK, confidently turning its attention to the Brighton machine tool experts.
The level of interest from UK manufacturers led IBARMIA to analyse the possible distribution channels with the aim of selecting a company with a strong network of coverage and service support to ensure all companies receive first class products with first class service.
IBARMIA’s area sales manager for the UK, Ignacio Mera says: “IBARMIA is now a leading world reference in moving column machining centres and universal machining centres. Through working together with Dugard, engineers in the UK, we will now have the opportunity to invest in the highest level of technology with the best local service support. We are excited to bring the success of our solutions to the UK and we are confident Dugard is the perfect partner for it.”
Eric Dugard, managing director at Dugard Machine Tools, enthuses: “We are delighted to be appointed as the exclusive dealers for IBARMIA. In recent years, we have been aware of just how successful the IBARMIA brand of machines have become in the European, North American and Asian machine tool markets. With a full line up of 3, 4 and 5-axis travelling column machines from 1.5 m to 12 m with complete turning capabilities, the flexibility, capability and opportunities for UK manufacturers are evident. Manufactured in the Basque region of Spain, an area renowned for its heavy-duty machine tool building and innovation, the IBARMIA range will certainly give Dugard and its customers, machine tool capabilities and flexibility far beyond that of anything else seen in the UK.
“Adding to the travelling column machines, IBARMIA has now introduced its exciting T-Series of fully universal 5-axis machines. The ingenious T-Series offers a swing diameter from 1.2 m up to 3.6 m with a 2.15 m height capacity. Taking this size capacity to industry will open new doors and opportunities for Dugard and its customer base. The T-Series also offers a ‘turning option’ and we are very excited about introducing this exciting brand to the marketplace and discussing the countless range of solutions available,” concludes Eric Dugard.