Hurco announces Covid-compliant Open House
The Hurco Open House in October 2020 will mark the official launch of the company’s new range of turning centres with driven tooling
New range of driven tool turning centres to be launched
Ongoing restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic have reduced opportunities for firms to show their latest products and technology to prospective customers. However, one machine tool company, Hurco Europe, has decided to help keep the wheels of industry moving by staging an open house on 20th, 21st and 22nd October 2020. It will be held in its showroom located at 12 Merlin Centre, Lancaster Road, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe, HP12 3TB. Anyone wishing to attend should contact Barbara Rozanska on 01494 442222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing director David Waghorn comments: “We are very fortunate to have moved 12 months ago into a spacious new facility with a clean, well ventilated demonstration area covering 500 square metres. So, we feel it is safe to hold an open house subject to the strict rules stipulated below.
“All of the machine demonstrations that were originally planned for MACH 2020 will be set up on the nine vertical machining centres and three CNC lathes that are currently on show.”
The Open House will mark the official launch of a new range of Hurco driven-tool CNC lathes, represented by the TM8Mi with 12 axially-driven VDI 30 DIN1809 tool locations and a new servo-drive that offers high performance milling. Coupled with Hurco’s control with renowned conversational programming, these turning centres make production of one-offs and small volumes an attractive prospect.
The following rules will be in force to maintain compliance with the UK government’s latest safety guidelines. Attendance is strictly by appointment only and a maximum of six people per company may attend, including one sales engineer and one applications engineer. Visitors from no more than three companies will be allowed in the showroom at a time and a one-way system will be in force. Barriers will be in place two metres distant from the machines being demonstrated. There will be hand sanitising stations available for use and every visitor will be given a Hurco-branded facemask and an individually packed lunch.
All machines on show will be available for purchase at special ex-demonstration prices and will be eligible for free delivery to customers throughout the whole of Britain and Ireland. If manufacturers are unable to travel to the Open House, Hurco will organise remote demonstrations via Microsoft Teams or TeamViewer.
Hurco doubles floor space, trebles machine sales and quadruples turnover
Greg Volovic (right), president of Hurco Companies Inc, unveiling a plaque to mark the opening of the new headquarters of Hurco Europe, whose managing director David Waghorn is pictured left.
US-based machining centre and CNC lathe manufacturer Hurco has moved the subsidiary serving the UK and Irish markets, Hurco Europe Ltd, to different premises on the Cressex Industrial Estate in High Wycombe. Covering an area of 26,000 sq ft, the building is double the size of the previous facility and is located at 12 Merlin Centre, Lancaster Road, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 3TB. The telephone number remains the same, 01494 442222, as do all email addresses and the website – www.hurco.co.uk
The official opening of the new headquarters, showroom and technical centre was marked by an open day for customers on 9th October 2019, at which 11 of the latest Hurco models were demonstrated under power, eight machining centres including four 5-axis configurations and three turning centres. The president of Hurco Companies Inc, Greg Volovic, travelled especially from Indianapolis to formally open the building.
David Waghorn, managing director of the High Wycombe operation comments: “16 years in our previous facility saw business grow by an average of 10 percent a year and the number of staff increase from 25 to 55. Unit sales trebled and included shipment of higher value bridge-type and 5-axis machines, with the result that annual turnover rose more than fourfold to over £20 million.
“Considering this level of growth and with an increasing number of Hurco products being introduced, we needed to expand the size of our showroom to accommodate up to 14 machines and substantially increase warehouse space.
“More bays are available for machine preparation and we have upgraded our applications and training areas. Visitors will also notice improved meeting and conference facilities.”
After unveiling a plaque to mark the inauguration of the facility, Greg Volovic declared: “The UK is one of the main pillars of the Hurco group. Not only have sales been strong under the direction of David Waghorn, who has been with the company for 30 years, but feedback from the customer base in Britain and Ireland has helped shape our product development over the years.
“We supply into a broad spectrum of manufacturing sectors, which helps to insulate us from industry downturns. Although there is currently a short-term dip in orders, we are very optimistic about the future and intend to expand our machine portfolio further and enter new markets.”