Kimla For M & M Timber

Kimla BPF CNC router

M&M Timber, based near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, is the UK’s leading manufacturer of machine rounded timber products and part of the Forest Garden Group which have already purchased three Salvador crosscutting systems from Daltons Wadkin for their Lockerbie mill in southern Scotland. For the manufacturing site near Kidderminster the production requirements are very different, M&M Timber specialising in the manufacture of playground components and landscaping timbers for the education, leisure and commercial sectors.

M&M Timber process over 15,000 tonnes of machine rounded timber products for which drilling, end chamfering and scalloping operations have up until now been carried out by conventional means. The purchase of the Kimla BPF2650 4-axis CNC router has however changed all that by enabling accurate and high speed machining at an entirely new level. The machine incorporates 5000 mm x 2600 mm bed, digital AC servo motors, automatic tool length measurement, 12-position rotary tool changer and a 4th axis C drive amongst its many features, and the new machine is already raising production levels having been delivered, installed and commissioned by the Daltons Wadkin team.

Specialist tooling has been provided in consultation with Oertli Tooling in order to meet the individual needs of the M&M Timber PlayGuard, Unilog, DuraSleeper and Bollard brands, samples of which were sent to Kimla in Poland for evaluation at the start of the project.

CNC machined round logs

Group Engineering and Projects Director Mark Dayson also visited the Kimla factory with Daltons Wadkin Sales Director Andy Walsh where he was able to see not only the quality of these heavy duty CNC routers but also view Kimla’s impressive production facility. He said, “We were impressed with both the Kimla product and their manufacturing set up in Poland and having already purchased substantial equipment from Andy previously we had no hesitation in placing our confidence in Daltons Wadkin once again.”

Andy Walsh said, “M&M Timber and Forest Garden Group are key customers as far as we are concerned and we are delighted to have had the opportunity of providing equipment to both their Kidderminster and Lockerbie sites which we know are providing a real boost to quality and performance.”

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