Climax Expands With UK Facility

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Thursday, January 19, 2012
new Climax portable linear mill that will be available at the rental depots. It can do both linear milling and gantry milling.

Climax Continues Worldwide Expansion With New Machining and Welding Sales, Rentals and Service Facility in the United Kingdom. New facility will supply innovative on-site machining and welding solutions to customers in the UK, Ireland and throughout Scandinavia

Climax Portable Machine Tools has opened a new sales, service and rentals depot in South Manchester, United Kingdom to support local customers across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia and to equip them with precision on-site machining and welding systems. The company’s 13th international rentals office, the new 3.000 sq. ft. depot will offer specialized engineering services, machinist and welder training, and a full line of precision on-site machining and welding equipment. This equipment is widely used across Europe by contractors in naval ship construction and repair, offshore oil and gas repair and maintenance, turbine repair and outage maintenance for power generation, and construction/heavy industry.


Paul Burden has been named managing director for the new facility, and will report directly to Willi Saric, managing director of Climax’s European Operations. In his position, Mr. Burden will oversee business growth, training, and a team of sales and rentals experts. Burden and his team will work closely with customers to help select the optimal equipment and accessories that will enable them to complete their repair and maintenance projects in the safest and most efficient manner. Climax design engineers can also train customers on safe operation techniques either at the UK depot or on the job-site.


The new UK facility will supply a variety of portable machine tools and welding systems for sale or rent. These tools including portable boring machines; flange facers; lathes; and the company’s newest milling machines - the LM6200 and LM5200 - that can perform both linear milling and gantry milling. The company’s AutoBoreWelders and AutoCladders will also be available. These tools enable customers to automate the welding and cladding process.

“Climax Portable Machine Tools manufactures the most innovative and highest quality machines and welding tools in the global market,” said Paul Burden. “Our depot in the UK will provide a higher level of support to customers already using our tools here, while delivering Climax’s cutting-edge technologies to the highly competitive and evolving European manufacturing, power generation and construction industries.”

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