Sumitomo machines, available from Tasman Machinery , are offering them more savings, and efficiencies, than previous times. With capacity utilization at such low levels among some customers, they are making sure that the Sumitomo electrics are their most loaded, while turning off the older machines, running slower cycle times, consuming far more electricity and water, and taking longer to make good products. Simply put they make more good parts per hour off their electric machines, while also saving significant amounts of electricity.
While Tasman Machinery has noted a slowdown in the overall market, McKinley reports that sales have continued to flow through. “The Govt stimulus package definitely helped sway some customers into making their decisions, while others have continued to need capacity to fulfill demand in their specific fields.”
In talking about the recession and the current economic climate, Dermid McKinley is convinced that the same old rules will continue to apply in terms of economic outcomes.
“How companies come out of this recession will greatly depend on how they have managed to improve productivity. As the economy begins to recover, it is our job to introduce customers to the technologies that we believe will help them increase productivity. Productivity growth is the key!
That is why we are such a strong advocate for all electric machine technology. On every factor you can look at when comparing all electric machines to hydraulic machines, the productivity growth you gain from the electric machines far exceeds that of hydraulic machines.”
With signs the economy may have reached the bottom of the cycle, and companies having made huge adjustments over recent months, the next stage will be for companies to start growing profits. The only sustainable manner in which to grow profits is through productivity gains and in manufacturing that means producing more parts per hour.