ES&W Knowles of Birmingham has been in business since 1923 supplying quality joinery and mouldings to the construction industry. Recent increases in orders forced managing director Steve Horner to reassess his moulding capacity.
Steve contacted Advanced Machinery Services (AMS) that had supplied service and spare parts previously for him to discuss its Wadkin Bursgreen range of four-sided planer moulders.
Having discounted other manufacturers Steve worked closely with AMS’s Brett Pruce to specify the Wadkin Bursgreen M623S six-head moulder to replace its existing six-head moulder Steve was impressed with the cast construction of the machine, the chrome beds and heavy duty gearboxes.
Ease of use was very important and full width, driven bed rollers and intermediate feed rollers ensured a smooth fi nish on the company’s products.
Steve and company chairman Martin Wright visited the W16 exhibition at the NEC in October and after seeing what was available ordered the Wadkin Bursgreen M623S moulder.
Advanced Machinery Services delivered and installed the machine and full operator training was given by the company’s highly skilled engineers.
Steve commented the service from AMS from start to fi nish was fantastic from the initial meeting through to installation and training. “We would without doubt go back to AMS for future purchases.”
Following on from this, Knowles has now engaged AMS to service the entire mill on an ongoing basis.