RK International Machine tools has announced that it has entered in to an agreement with Lagun Machine Tools, S.L. to provide commercial and promotional support for its range of large capacity bed-type and moving column milling machines. Effective from the 1 June 2017 the agreement will provide both potential and existing users of Lagun machines with greater support as they will now have full access to the experience provided by RK International Machine Tool’s sales and technical teams.
The agreement, which covers all activity in the UK and Eire, will see RK International Machine tools driving the sales activity for the entire Lagun range and, providing support for existing customers through its extensive service/support activities, which benefits from many years’ experience in working with large capacity machine tools. Additionally, in the short/medium term RK International will also be able to call on the extensive knowledge of Mark Randall of Radius Machine Tool Solutions, who over 16 years working with the brand became the ‘face of Lagun’ in the UK.
Machines of particular interest to customers in the UK and Eire will be the BM bed mill series with up to 5000 mm by 1300 mm by 2000 mm of travel in the X, Y and Z axes subject to specification. There is also a variant with a rotating table with a weight capacity of 6000 kg. Also featuring a rotating table is the new cross moving column milling machines, the TM T series, which has been developed with turning applications in mind. The rotating table is equipped with a high torque motor capable of achieving 400 revs/min with a capacity to machine parts weighing up to 5000 kg.
“In discussion with Mark and Lagun it was apparent that customers were asking for greater support of the range and RK International’s appointment as the UK and Eire agent for the range will deliver additional sales activity and also customer reassurance through the back-up and UK technical support that RK International’s heritage of supplying large capacity machines can bring,” says Simon Rood, Director & General Manager, RK International Machine Tools. “This addition to the RK International Machine Tools’ portfolio is an exciting one and, we are looking forward to developing the customer base for the Lagun range as we see many opportunities for this type of machine here in the UK and Eire.”
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Based in Gipuzkoa, Spain, Lagun has over 60 years of experience manufacturing CNC milling machines, including traditional bed-type machines through to high-performance machining centres. Its machines can be found across a wide variety of industry sectors, with emphasis on general machining, die/mouldmaking, automotive, aerospace, and renewable energy. Its core business, though, is larger capacity milling machines.