Emmegi UK has supplied a new Comet X6HP computer numeric control (CNC) machine to Senator Windows which is a member of the Gowan Group. Senator Windows has been crafting windows and doors since 1985, at a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Wexford, southeast Ireland. The brand prides itself on giving its customers peace of mind by delivering the highest standards in sales, quality and service – a commitment to excellence that has seen Senator sell over 1m windows and doors to date.
With an Irish-based sales, installation and servicing team, Emmegi UK provides a dedicated service to customers right across Ireland. Reportedly fast and efficient deliveries are issued via Emmegi UK’s head office in Coventry, and direct from Emmegi in Italy.
Jim O’Connell, Emmegi’s sales manager for Ireland, advised the Senator team on the purchase of the Comet X6HP. The machine has been added to an existing Comet EP machining centre, which has been the workhorse of Senator’s aluminium fabrication for more than 20 years.
The durability and reliability of the Comet EP meant Senator was keen to buy another similar machine from Emmegi. The X6HP is the very latest model in the range: it is a large scale, four-axis CNC, designed to maximise volumes and optimise efficiency.
The machine has a pendular mode, which allows for profile to be machined in two independent work areas and two supplementary axes, to position the vices and reference stops. This means that Senator can potentially work on up to four separate pieces at the same time, maximising throughput.
For Senator, the investment in the Comet X6HP is part of the company’s ongoing expansion in aluminium, with sales of its Sensations range of windows, bi-folds, sliders and front and rear doors all seeing sustained growth. From the outset, Senator Windows brought a new approach, new technology and a commitment to raising standards. This latest investment, they say, is a continuation of that.
For Owen Power, Senator’s managing director, the investment is more than justified by the efficiencies and payback it promises. He said: “With the market for our aluminium products increasing all the time, particularly in our residential market, the timing of this investment couldn’t be better.
“We’re delighted to be among the very first fabricators in Europe to take delivery of our new Comet X6HP. We have certainly been impressed by the service and efficiency of the Emmegi team, who have supported us every step of the way.”
Jim O’Connell added: “The X6HP is obviously a giant leap from the EP. But it will give Senator all the capacity they need to really make the most of the opportunities which now exist in aluminium. It’s a cutting-edge machine which is perfectly at home in Senator’s impressive Wexford Town factory.”