J P Forrest & Son held an Open Day on 23rd September 2009 following the installation and commissioning of its brand new Alesamonti AT150 5-Axis Horizontal Boring Machine.
J P Forrest & Son held an Open Day on 23rd September 2009 following the installation and commissioning of its brand new Alesamonti AT150 5-Axis Horizontal Boring Machine. The main reason for holding the Open Day, which was well-attended, was to give existing and prospective customers the opportunity to see the new machine at work and to fully appreciate the type and size of jobs it can handle. The acquisition of this machine means that the company is now one of only a few in the UK with the capability to manufacture in-house large machined fabrications up to 20 tonnes .
To accommodate the machine the company has had to extend the original machine shop by 150 square metres, and have also installed a new 20 tonne overhead crane, investing around £1m on the project in total. Visitors to the Open Day, who included local press photographers and Lewis Stringer from the East Midlands Development Agency, were also given a tour of the rest of the works to view the company’s comprehensive fabrication and machining facilities. Last year EMDA approved a Business Investment grant of £75,000 to enable the company to go ahead with the project