Export gundrilling machine orders worth over £2 million have been won by Mollart Engineering for nine machines destined for European and Chinese automotive industry customers. The contracts from Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, China and northern Europe has set the company well into its machine build target for 2016-17 with projected extensions into 2018.
Said Sales Director Ian Petitt: “These are very significant orders for new machines taken against very tough European competition with customers focusing on our project and application engineering. In one case, the final approval decision towards Mollart was aided by our long term production history of machine reliability, spindle utilisation and customer support on two previous Mollart installations in the company.”
These orders add a high level of confidence to the new management team of Chris Barker, Ian Petitt, Mike Pragnell, Wayne Thomas and Jon Upton, who successfully acquired the Mollart business in March with the backing of HSBC and Vine Street Capital from the long term family-owned business of Guy Mollart.