two Chevalier surface grinders and a
Dah Lih VMC purchased from the
company’s long-time supplier, machine
tool distributor Heinman Machinery,
based in Mississauga, ON.
Designed for service
At the core of Bohler Uddeholm’s
business is supplying metals to the
manufacturing industry. Like its
customers, the company recognizes that
to remain competitive and to secure
future growth, it must provide value-
added services, says McIntosh.
Providing that value-added
service is what spurred the investment
in new technologies for surface
grinding, face milling, saw cutting
and deep hole drilling.
“For many industries we service
and support, we don’t just sell them
pounds of steel. When required, we add
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Metals supply business invests in technology
to better service customers
When a market you serve undergoes significant changes, the only way to
succeed is to respond to those changes.
Such is the case with Bohler Uddeholm,
a metals supply business that has been
in operation in Canada since 1953.
“Like many industries flexing up and
down the supply chain, we’re offering
more services so companies that get our
products receive them in semi-finished
condition,” explains Jamie McIntosh,
director of strategic development. “This
allows them to turn their products
into finished goods in a relatively short
period of time.”
To achieve this, Bohler Uddeholm
has made significant investments in
technology and Lean manufacturing
practices at its main facility in
Mississauga, ON, a 5,574 sq m ( 60,000
sq ft) plant that houses production,
warehousing and offices.
The most recent investments are
The investments in the
chevalier surface grinders
help to provide faster service
Service to Go & Grow
bohler Uddeholm's most recent machining investments are two chevalier surface grinders, seen here,
pruchased through long-time supplier Heinman Machinery.