Investing in machinery has been instrumental in the success of our business.
Over 20 years ago my father Leo and I were looking for ways to improve our batch production. By this stage my two sons Steven (left) & Philip (right) had shown an interest in learning the business. Steven & Philip had been working with Leo and me for a few years at this stage. We listened to the government’s advice at the time and consequently decided to take the advice. After conducting our own research on machinery we took the calculated risk and invested. My father Leo died just before we brought our first CNC lathe. It’s a shame Leo didn’t get to see the changes that the new machinery achieved. The efficiencies bought in from the new lathe was amazing. It was great that Steven & Philip felt excited about the purchase of the new machinery. Both of my sons trained to use the first CNC lathes. Investing in machinery has been instrumental in the success of our business. The implementation of machinery ignited a spark in my son Steven who I’ve supported to grow the machining side of the business. The business now has its own fully functional CNC machinery building.
Noel Read – Managing Director of Read Industrial Ltd