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    FICEP announces first UK demo of Valiant at MACH

    • By Editor
    • March 18, 2020
    • 3 minute read

    Ficep UK will be showcasing machinery that has made it a household name in the steel processing sector at MACH on stand 6-330, where the company will also be celebrating its 20th anniversary. Stealing the limelight is the updated Valiant with SN100 Saw. Developed by a specialist team of 20

    Ficep technologists, Valiant and the SN100 Saw represents the advanced engineering and investment which has seen Ficep retain its position as the leading provider of CNC steel processing equipment for two decades. As Ficep UK celebrates its 20th anniversary, Mark Jones, who’s been at the helm of the company these past two decades, says resilience is the steel industry’s secret weapon and in the next decade the industry needs to focus on tackling big issues.

    Uncertainty dominated 2019 and resulted in 2020 Q1 growth forecasts downgraded to 0.3 from 0.6 due to both the UK and global outlook. However, Mark, believes that uncertainty and change will become the norm across the business world as the sands shift towards different practices and behaviours.

    For industries like steel, that means developing a readiness to adapt and evolve two things which the sector has, traditionally, been slow to do. “From the need to reduce our environmental impact, skill shortages and the transition to smart factories, including widespread automation we are on the brink of deep-seated change. The peaks and troughs of the last twenty years have given the steel industry a resilience which we can use to our advantage, but we must pay attention to the lessons learned.” Located in Wakefield Europort, the company’s continued success and growth over the past two decades is down to several factors.

    It has a significant pedigree in the form of its parent company Ficep S.p.A based in Italy, which has a dedicated research and innovation team constantly developing market-leading technology. Alongside this, Mark and his team have created several strong partnerships with complementary manufacturers, enabling them to offer the widest range of steel processing machinery to the UK market.

    Plus the extensive showroom facility can be used for customer training and product demonstration and has a huge spare stock facility to minimise downtimes for fabricators. Mark added: “It’s fantastic to celebrate our 20th anniversary at MACH2020. Since starting Ficep UK, the UK steel sector has seen many changes and faced many challenges and I’m proud to have led Ficep over the last two decades. I’m delighted to say that 2020 is set to be our busiest year yet for machinery orders and we will be continuing to bring new and updated machines to market to improve the productivity and processes of our steel processing clients.”

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    FICEP announces first UK demo of Valiant at MACH

    Ficep UK will be showcasing machinery that has made it a household name in the steel processing sector at MACH on stand 6-330, where the company will also be celebrating its 20th anniversary. Stealing the limelight is the updated Valiant with SN100 Saw. Developed by a specialist team of 20

    Ficep technologists, Valiant and the SN100 Saw represents the advanced engineering and investment which has seen Ficep retain its position as the leading provider of CNC steel processing equipment for two decades. As Ficep UK celebrates its 20th anniversary, Mark Jones, who’s been at the helm of the company these past two decades, says resilience is the steel industry’s secret weapon and in the next decade the industry needs to focus on tackling big issues.

    Uncertainty dominated 2019 and resulted in 2020 Q1 growth forecasts downgraded to 0.3 from 0.6 due to both the UK and global outlook. However, Mark, believes that uncertainty and change will become the norm across the business world as the sands shift towards different practices and behaviours.

    For industries like steel, that means developing a readiness to adapt and evolve two things which the sector has, traditionally, been slow to do. “From the need to reduce our environmental impact, skill shortages and the transition to smart factories, including widespread automation we are on the brink of deep-seated change. The peaks and troughs of the last twenty years have given the steel industry a resilience which we can use to our advantage, but we must pay attention to the lessons learned.” Located in Wakefield Europort, the company’s continued success and growth over the past two decades is down to several factors.

    It has a significant pedigree in the form of its parent company Ficep S.p.A based in Italy, which has a dedicated research and innovation team constantly developing market-leading technology. Alongside this, Mark and his team have created several strong partnerships with complementary manufacturers, enabling them to offer the widest range of steel processing machinery to the UK market.

    Plus the extensive showroom facility can be used for customer training and product demonstration and has a huge spare stock facility to minimise downtimes for fabricators. Mark added: “It’s fantastic to celebrate our 20th anniversary at MACH2020. Since starting Ficep UK, the UK steel sector has seen many changes and faced many challenges and I’m proud to have led Ficep over the last two decades. I’m delighted to say that 2020 is set to be our busiest year yet for machinery orders and we will be continuing to bring new and updated machines to market to improve the productivity and processes of our steel processing clients.”