Machine tools supplier announces major new distribution deal

Machine tools supplier announces major new distribution dealDarren Clarke has been appointed as product manager to support the company’s growth plans – image courtesy of ETG. Machine tools supplier announces major new distribution deal Engineering Technology Group believe the relationship has the potential to generate more than £2m of sales in its first year – image courtesy of ETG.

Leading independent machine tools and allied equipment supplier, Engineering Technology Group has strengthened its commitment to offering a ‘total customer solution’ thanks to a new distribution agreement.

Engineering Technology Group (ETG), which employs 100 people at its headquarters in the West Midlands, has signed a contract to sell Mastercam and Cimco software across the UK, providing manufacturers with access to the latest CNC and CAM technology.

It’s a relationship that has already proved successful in Ireland and the Wellesbourne-based company believe it has the potential to generate more than £2m of sales in its first year.

Machine tools supplier announces major new distribution deal Engineering Technology Group believe the relationship has the potential to generate more than £2m of sales in its first year – image courtesy of ETG.

The firm has appointed Darren Clarke as product manager to support this ambitious plan, who will be responsible for sales and technical support.

Managing director of ETG, Martin Doyle explained: “Our strategy is all about delivering total solutions to our customers and this latest distribution agreement takes that approach to an even higher level.

“Cimco and Mastercam are two of the world’s leading CNC and CAM software providers and their state-of-the-art packages can be easily integrated into the machine tools that we supply to clients involved in the automotive, aerospace, nuclear, oil and gas and rail sectors.”

He continued: “They both offer an extensive range of milling and turning packages that are very popular. Mastercam, for example, is the most widely-used CAM system in the world with nearly 250,000 installations.

“This deal represents a massive opportunity for us and we have recognised this by appointing a dedicated specialist to manage the roll-out. Darren, who has vast experience in machine tools, is undergoing extensive product training and will be working hard to build the brands and overall awareness throughout 2017.”

Engineering Technology Group works with more than 100 customers every year, supplying turnkey solutions for milling, turning and automation.

This includes the widest access to Nakamura-Tome, Chiron, Hardinge Bridgeport, Stama and Quaser machines, with the latest distribution agreement increasing its capability in CAD/CAM software.

Clarke concluded: “The next generation of Mastercam and Cimco software packages have been developed to deliver greater speed, automation and efficiency for all machining jobs. Customers will also enjoy streamlined workflow, improved usability and greater control. These are fantastic additions to our service offerings and complement the technologies and capabilities of our machines.”