Extract from Australian Manufacturing Technology Magazine Oct/Nov 2020 Issue
Global Manufacturing Group (GMG) has recently made significant investments in productivity, adding three new Mazak CNC machines to its already-impressive machine shop.
Established in 1982, GMG is a metal manufacturing and engineering company offering customers exceptional quality and service utilising the latest advances in technology. Located in Maryborough with a second facility in Gladstone, GMG employs 60 highly skilled staff servicing industries including mining, defence, construction, transport, rail, medical, marine/shipping, and oil & gas. GMG offers a complete turnkey solution using world-class equipment and Lean manufacturing principles.
The new Mazak machines are a VTC-530/20 vertical travelling column machining centre, a VCN 530C vertical machining centre, and a HCN-5000 twin-pallet horizontal machining centre. GMG Managing Director Richard Aylward cites increasing client demand as the driver for the investments, together with productivity increases brought by newer technology. “The latest Mazatrol Smooth conversational controllers have delivered a significant reduction in programming and set up time for us,” he explains. “And together with the latest technology Mazak offers in their machines, this has given us significantly reduced in-process times.”
The Mazak machines continue to perform under high workloads, so GMG benefits from John Hart’s service and support. “The fact John Hart is committed to providing support for our much older Mazak machines means we would be reluctant to look elsewhere,” says Aylward. “I think the back-up service is 80% of your decision. John Hart responds very rapidly to our needs, and this reliability is a big part of why we like to continue with Mazak machines.”