Automotive technology focused Open House event at MCMT

November 6th, 2018 1:48 pm | by Rob

The automotive segment is one of the key areas of business for CERATIZIT UK & Ireland, so its involvement as a technical partner of the In-Comm Training & Manufacturing Group will see it, through its WNT competence brand, supporting the ITMG’s forthcoming Automotive Technologies Open House on the 13th December at the Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology in Bridgenorth.

The event will be open to anyone with an interest in the automotive manufacturing sector and provides an ideal opportunity to discuss the latest developments in fields such as cutting tools, metal cutting machine tools, EDM and metrology. Visitors will be able to discuss specific requirements with technical experts from all of the Group’s Technical partners, who in addition to CERATIZIT UK & Ireland include Blum; Engineering Technologies Group; Hexagon; Mitsubishi EDM; Hyfore; and Guhring.

Adrian Fitts, CERATIZIT UK & Ireland’s business development manager, says: “The Open House will be a fantastic opportunity to highlight the developments in our cutting tool technologies relating to the automotive sector, where productivity improvements remain vital to the ongoing success of the UK supply chain to this growing market segment. WNT is just one of four competence brands within the CERATIZIT Group that complement each other, with customers able to source solutions from any one of Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT, Komet, Klenk and WNT from a single point of contact.

‘’Having these like-minded suppliers as technology partners is a perfect strategy by ITMG to develop skills and productivity in the UK through the adoption of world-class equipment and engineering technology.

Anyone wishing to attend the ITMG Automotive Technologies open house can register by clicking the following link: 

Tel : 0800 073 2073

ITC appoints new engineer to support Northern customer base

August 13th, 2018 3:04 pm | by Rob

Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) has witnessed exceptional growth levels over the last five years with year-on-year sales increases exceeding 15 percent. In line with the company’s ambitious strategy for expansion, ITC is conscious of maintaining its impressive commitment to service and customer support. This is why it has appointed Gary Murrey as the latest addition to its growing team.

The remarkable company growth in the North of England has now seen the Tamworth cutting tool experts employ Gary Murrey as an application engineer to support the sales efforts of both Northern area technical sales engineers, Jason Clark and Gary Heaney. Gary Heaney and Jason Clark have both been with ITC for many years and their exceptional sales performance, combined with the addition of new UK manufactured cutting tool ranges from ITC, extended Widia product lines and the continual addition of BIG KAISER technology has seen sales in the region rocket.

To support the sales team, and the ever-growing customer base with technical expertise and support, Gary Murrey has joined ITC. Ideally located in the Wigan area, Gary Murrey has almost 30 years manufacturing experience that has included an apprenticeship as a machinist at shipbuilder Vosper Thornycroft and lengthy periods as a 5-axis machinist and programmer with GE Aviation. His experience also includes being a production and applications engineer with the 600 Group, a senior manufacturing engineer at VTL and almost five years as a technical sales engineer for cutting tool manufacturers and distributors in the North West. This culmination of experience has provided Gary Murrey with extensive insight into the challenges of the aerospace, ship building and automotive sectors, while his more recent career path has seen him apply his knowledge to provide technical solutions to the respective industry sectors.

Peter Graves, ITC’s managing director, says: “ITC has grown beyond recognition in the last five years with sales of our UK manufactured cutting tool solutions growing exponentially. Added to this, we are working ever closer with partners Widia and BIG KAISER to introduce more innovations and to supply a ‘complete cutting tool solution’. Our ability to deliver ever more extensive high-value technical solutions has facilitated increased sales and to support this, we have a necessity to support customers with the appropriate level of support.

“ITC has always prided itself on the turnaround times of UK manufactured standard and special tools and this is underpinned by unparalleled levels of service. Having an engineer of Gary’s calibre and background will certainly enhance customer support levels and also provide end-users in the area with a platform for improved machining and cutting tool performance. Gary will work in close collaboration with the technical sales engineers to establish relationships and create a foundation for the next step in ITC’s growth strategy.”

Industrial Tooling Corporation Ltd.
Tel: 01827 304500