Date:16.04.2014Time:12:32
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Big investment at Dowdeswell

Big investment at Dowdeswell

Plough manufacturer Dowdeswell Engineering has invested nearly £500,000 in two new CNC machining centres to speed up production. The two machines can automatically carry out up to 90 different machining operations on fabricated and cast plough components with improved precision and increasing throughput by 30%. As well as helping to manufacture components such as headstocks and turnover arms the machines will also be used to produce spare parts. "As Britain's sole remaining volume plough maker, Dowdeswell is producing and selling upwards of 250 units a year in Britain and overseas," says Dowdeswell's Jason Stringer. "These two new machining centres will help the company maintain manageable lead times and further enhance our reputation as a high quality manufacturer. "The benefits of this significant investment should become increasingly evident over the coming 12 to 18 months when we plan to launch a number of all-new plough models suitable for tractors in the important 120hp to 200hp class. We expect the first of these new ploughs to be in action at Cereals 2010," he said.


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