£1m investment pays off for Subcon Laser Cutting

£1m investment pays off for Subcon Laser Cutting

Subcon Laser Cutting, based in Nuneaton, has invested £1m in new technology, which has opened up a wealth of international opportunities for the firm.

The manufacturer has purchased the UK’s first 8kw fibre laser cutting system, which helps to cut fine detail into thick material, and can be controlled remotely.

The investment has resulted in new orders coming in from India, with further enquiries coming in from Belgium, Switzerland and Italy.

The machine is supplied and made by the Trumpf Group in Germany, which has production facilities all over the world including Luton in the UK and in Farmington, USA.

The organisations, which already employs 30 staff, is now looking at further investment to boost its position in the industry.

Tom Mongan, general manager of Subcon Laser Cutting, said: "I’m immensely proud that we here at Subcon are playing our part as we have continually invested heavily in the very latest technology available to keep us at the forefront of a rapidly changing and challenging environment.

 "It means we can now produce components we couldn’t have attempted before – whether for the automotive industry through to unique items such as the pizza oven."

Annette Doyle, managing director of Trumpf UK, attended the launch of the new system which was unveiled by Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, and Jonathan Browning, the chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Chamber said: "I was delighted to be invited by Tom to help unveil the new machine.

"Subcon Laser Cutting is a great example of a company investing in technology and people to help drive efficiency, productivity and growth.

"They are a great asset for the economy of Nuneaton, Warwickshire and the wider region."

Jonathan Browning, the chairman of the CWLEP, said: "This further good news for Warwickshire. Investment is going to help drive economic growth and ensuring a business has the very latest technology helps to put it ahead of the competition.

"We wish Subcon Laser Cutting every success."