Winbro Continues to Fly High in 2012

11 April, 2012

Following a highly successful year in 2011, which was marked by continued growth within both their UK and USA operations, Leicestershire based Winbro Group Technologies announces record order levels for Q1 in 2012.

Winbro Group Technologies is renowned as a leader in cooling hole technology for aero and land based turbine engines. The company’s manufacturing headquarters in Coalville, serves customers in over 16 countries around the world – supplying UK manufactured Laser, High Speed EDM and Combination (Laser & EDM) turnkey machining systems, as well as gas turbine engine components machined within the company’s Winbro Advanced Machining (WAM) facilities.

In the first quarter of 2012 the Company has secured orders for 15 new multi-axis drilling machines valued at over £7.0 million (US$11.0m).  This record breaking achievement includes orders from customers in Europe, USA and Asia.

In addition, the Winbro Advanced Machining (WAM) facilities in Coalville, UK and Rock Hill, South Carolina have both seen significant growth as turbine manufacturers use Winbro’s component production resource to keep pace with demand.

Winbro Managing Director, Robert Folwell commented “This is a significant milestone for Winbro which further reinforces confidence that the demands for our technology and machining capability will continue to expand throughout 2012”.

This year will also see the result of Winbro’s philosophy of ongoing product development with the imminent launch premier of the LaseDrill 800, first in the new family of the Series 800 machines.     This new generation of Laser and Fast Hole EDM machines from Winbro are based on a common platform and Siemens 840 control and will deliver the ultimate in High speed, High acceleration (1.5g) and High throughput for the production of cooling holes in Aero and IGT turbine components.                                                                                                                                                   

Winbro’s ongoing expansion plans, already under way, include the consolidation of its 4 individual buildings, currently occupied on Whitwick Business Park, into a new larger local facility together with a continued expansion of the workforce.

LaseDrill 800 – high peak power laser drilling machine from Winbro