Furniture & Joinery Production
Advanced Machinery Services (AMS) recent open house event went very well-which was unsurprising, given that the Skeffington company had some 35 machines primed and ready to demonstrate to visitors
AMS Director Stephen Mcgloin reported a steady stream of visitors from local region, and some making a considerable journey from further afield to visit the event.
With new stock arriving weekly, the 10-year-old business is well known for its impressive rebuilt Wadkin planer moulders, but it is the Wadkin Bursgreen produtcs which took centre stage at the company’s packed showroom.
The company supplies a comprehensive range of furniture, woodworking and joinery machinery, and is widely recognised for its service set-up, with excellent coverage across the UK. In addition, the company offers installation options, training and machine service and repair.
AMS is also a firm believer in training its own future talent, and since January has taken on five apprentices, some whom have already started on advanced courses. Currently, the apprentices are working on the rebuilding of a planer/moulder under the watchful eye of South Leicester College.
As well as the Wadkin Bursgreen machines, AMS also had a Masterwood five-axis CNC machining centre on display, along with Rojek sliding table and panel saws and ancillary products including tooling and adhesives.
In all 35 machines were on show, all of them ready to demonstrate to those interested. Significant business was carried out with customers attending from throughout the UK and Ireland.
At times the demand was such that potential customers had to avail themselves of the pleasing hospitality whilst waiting for their demonstrations.
Spare was at a premium and, although the premises were purpose-designed and built only a short while ago, AMS is planning an extension to both the offices and factory to cope with training demand, machinery rebuilds, spares, servicing and tooling.
The company also presented a new automatic table saw, and two edgebanders from its recently-introduced range-the Compacta 4TR with corner trimming, and a Basic C Edge model at the lower end.