One of the largest independent automotive manufacturers in North America has placed an order for gundrilling machines on Mollart Engineering worth $3 million. The five machine order for delivery in 2017 was won against US and European deep hole drilling competitors for producing oil feed holes in automatic transmissions.
Said Sales Director Ian Petitt: “ The order increases job security at both our Chessington, Surrey, machine tool design and build facility and in our welding and fabrication areas based in the Resolven subcontract manufacturing plant in South Wales. Here, the bespoke high pressure coolant and filtration systems are manufactured.”
Mollart previously delivered nine gundrill machines to the company in 2015 to which Mr Petitt added: “The proven performance and up times being achieved following installation was also a major factor in the customer’s decision to place the contract in the UK.”