About Colchester Machine Tool Solutions

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If you’re an engineer, it’s probably safe to assume that at some point in your career you’ll have worked on a Colchester lathe. Acquired in the 1950s by the 600 Group, a manufacturing organisation with a world-class reputation, the Colchester name is regarded globally as a benchmark for quality and reliability.
Today, both the 600 Group and Colchester Machine Tool Solutions are recognised globally. The group has 400 distributors spanning 50 countries. Operating across a diverse range of markets, across a vast array of industrial sectors, including automotive, manufacturing, defence, power generation, oil & gas and medical. There are currently more than 100,000 Colchester lathes in operation worldwide.

Colchester Machine Tool Solutions is home to market-leading machine tool brands including Harrison, Colchester, Clausing, Pratt Burnerd and TYKMA Electrox, but much more than that they are a provider of solutions.
A successful history and strong working relationships with customers from a variety of industries, means Colchester has a unique understanding of manufacturing challenges and offer tailored solutions that customers not only count on for tailored and off-the-shelf machine tools, but also one they can turn to for industry-leading standards of service, machine tools training, extended warranties, tailored finance packages, rapid spare parts delivery and outstanding support.

Colchester’s home is a 58,000sqm purpose built site in Elland, West Yorkshire which boasts an extensive showroom equipped for machining demonstrations across the full product range; R & D facilities; spares and workholding stores with a value in excess of £5million, facilities for operator training, product development and small batch production, a machine-build centre and a dedicated classroom for training and applications support.

In conjunction with the customer service focus, another key aim of Colchester Machine Tool Solutions is to provide customers with innovative solutions to, this can be found in Colchester’s commitment to continuously developing the offering in both new machines and working with carefully selected partners to meet the diverse and ever changing needs of industry.
More information about Colchester’s innovation and 2020 product launches and future plans can be found at https://www.colchester.co.uk/media/press/

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