MACH 2018 confirms the growing interest in digital transformation

23rd April 2018
Posted By : Anna Flockett
MACH 2018 confirms the growing interest in digital transformation

With a new layout and set up of halls this year, MACH 2018 proved to be a success as it was backed with the growing confidence within the British manufacturing industry, which made this year’s show one of the most successful for Lantek’s sheet metal CADCAM software, digital transformation solutions and Lantek Synergy concept.

Lantek’s large, eye catching stand attracted a continuous stream of visitors. Rob Powell, Commercial Director for Lantek said: “We are confident that MACH 2018 will yield some very positive results for us. The quality and number of the enquiries we took on the stand showed that manufacturers could see and understand the benefits in investing in our market leading Lantek Expert CADCAM software. Additionally, many more companies were preparing to start on the path of digital transformation. We helped them to recognise how it was relevant to the future prosperity of their businesses and that having the ability to build on their existing business processes, in partnership with Lantek, made it affordable and easier to implement.”

For companies in the sheet metal and fabrication industries Lantek demonstrated how manufacturers could get the best performance from their cutting machines with its Lantek Expert software, leaving them able to choose their preferred machine manufacturer and mix of processes including punching, laser, waterjet, plasma and flame cutting, programming them all from one system while optimising machine performance and material utilisation.

Digital transformation and Industry 4.0 were the main topics at MACH 2018. Lantek has developed its software so that companies in the sheet metal industry can start on the road to digitalisation with minimum effort. It is clear that this transformation is the next revolution in manufacturing, enabling companies to simplify and automate the majority of their business processes and customer relationships and, with the information gathered, make intelligent decisions for production processes, investment and increased customer satisfaction. The Lantek Synergy concept goes further, linking customers and suppliers to the business, building a mutually supportive network, which will make it easier to do business and, which will encourage customer loyalty and hence higher levels of repeat and new business.

Lantek’s policy of collaborating with machine manufacturers and suppliers is also paying dividends. By working with leading companies in the industry, Lantek is helping them to meet their aspirations in the implementation of Industry 4.0 for their customers, linking the machine into the overall business system, maximising OEE, reducing costs and increasing profitability. At MACH 2018 these relationships drove even more traffic to the Lantek stand.

Powell concluded: “MACH is the most important show for us in the UK. It is a major showcase for advanced technology and it has certainly helped us to demonstrate our leadership in the sheet metal and fabrication market and to explain the advantages of digital transformation to customers and prospects alike. It is clear that our Synergy concept designed for the sheet metal and fabrication industry is unique and that early adopters will reap the most benefits. We will definitely be back for MACH 2020.”

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