Machine tools on offer

25 Mar 2020

Engineering capacity news posted by Andy Sandford

Machine Tools Sales Online has offered to lend used CNC and manual machines and equipment to companies involved in the manufacture of Covid-19 related emergency medical equipment.

Machine Tool Sales Online, part of the Vigilance Group, is offering to lend any UK company involved in the manufacture of Covid 19 related emergency medical equipment, quality used CNC or manual machine tools and/or engineering equipment (should they need it) - to help them increase their machining and production capacity and capabilities.

The idea came from Vigilance CEO, Dave Andrew: “We have over £1M of high-quality used machines in stock at our Bristol facility.

“These machines can provide a real life line to those companies who a) either need to ramp up their production and distribution of NHS ventilators and associated equipment, or b) who have transformed their existing production operations to manufacture much needed medical equipment.”

The UK Government recently put out a nationwide appeal asking any businesses to make contact if they could help in the manufacture and supply of ventilators and/or ventilator components.

To answer the call effectively these companies may well need access to additional machining capacity.

Explains Dave Andrew: “Some companies will almost certainly have the knowledge and expertise to help but may not have the requisite in-house production capabilities immediately to hand. “We can help them bridge this gap.

“We will lend our machine tools and/or equipment to those companies that have already answered the call and to those who are considering becoming involved but are worried about their existing capacity and capabilities.

“All we ask is that the machines that are loaned are looked after and are maintained and, after we have come through the other side of the pandemic, they are returned back to us.

“Clearly there are some terms and conditions that apply - but these have been kept to a minimum.”

Companies that want to find out more about MTSO’s offer, and the range of used CNC and manual machines available should, in the first instance, call 0117 965 2706.